Gordon McKernan Introduces “Riding with G” Interview Series with Kim Mulkey

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We’re excited to introduce a new chapter at Gordon McKernan Injury Attorneys – the launch of our latest interview series, “Riding with G.” Following the success of our “Grubbin’ with G” podcast series, this new interview series takes inspiration from James Corden’s Carpool Karaoke. The first episode kicks off with none other than Kim Mulkey…

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Good Things Come in Threes at Gordon McKernan Injury Attorneys

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Have you noticed our new, “Good Things Come in 3s,” billboard while navigating the streets of Louisiana? You may recognize the friendly faces of Ellie and Penny, our cherished furry friends, sharing the spotlight with a mysterious third marked by a playful question mark. But beyond the intrigue of a new furry companion, this message…

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New Year, Same Headshot: Gordon McKernan’s Headshot Legacy

As we bid farewell to the old and welcome the new, we’re excited to share our New Year’s billboard. This year’s installment takes a playful jab at a constant in our law firm’s advertising over the past 12 years – Gordon McKernan’s unchanging headshot. However, beyond the humor, the billboard conveys a core message that…

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New Year, Same Roads: A Louisiana New Year Crash Analysis

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As we approach the festive season, Gordon McKernan Injury Attorneys feels compelled to shed light on an aspect that often takes a backseat amidst the joyous celebrations – road safety. Our commitment to the well-being of our community extends beyond legal representation, and we find it essential to share insights from the Louisiana State University’s…

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Gordon McKernan’s 3D Billboard Spreads Holiday Magic in Baton Rouge

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Get ready to spice up your commute through Baton Rouge because our 3D billboard has undergone a festive transformation that is sure to warm hearts and spread Christmas cheer. A Grand Christmas Spectacle Standing tall at 16 feet and weighing 200 pounds, the realistic foam cutout of Gordon McKernan has taken on a jolly appearance,…

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Navigating the Holiday Roads: A Louisiana Christmas Crash Analysis

The holiday season is a time for joy, celebration, and spending quality moments with loved ones. However, amidst the festive spirit, it’s crucial to recognize the potential dangers that come with increased traffic during this time. At Gordon McKernan Injury Attorneys, we believe in providing valuable insights to keep our community safe. With the help…

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Spreading Cheer and Safety with Christmas-Themed Billboards

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In the spirit of Christmas, our latest creative endeavor aims to bring a touch of Christmas magic to the streets of Louisiana. As we gear up for the holiday season, our marketing team has been hard at work, brainstorming ideas that are not only fun but also resonate with the familiar warmth and joy of…

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Spreading Joy and Gratitude with the Annual Thanksgiving Meal Giveaway

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At Gordon McKernan Injury Attorneys, the holiday season is not just a time for festivities but also a time for giving back to our clients. This year, our attorneys continued the heartwarming tradition of the Annual Thanksgiving Meal Giveaway, a special initiative that reflects some of our firm’s core values. In the spirit of gratitude…

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A Heartfelt Triumph: Gordon McKernan Billboard Design Competition Winner Pays Tribute to a Little Hero

We’re delighted to announce that the first-place winning design of our Billboard Design Competition has now graced billboards across the state. Moreover, the heartfelt story that inspired its creation is heavy on our minds as we observe Epilepsy Awareness Month this November. First-place winner, Madisyn McLean, crafted the winning design on her iPad. The design…

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Stay Alert and Stay Safe: Drowsy Driving Week

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The National Sleep Foundation recognizes Drowsy Driving Week 2023 from November 5 to 11. This observation reminds us of the importance of being alert and well-rested behind the wheel. At Gordon McKernan Injury Attorneys, we are committed to promoting road safety and preventing accidents. Here are some valuable insights to help you understand and combat the risks…

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Stay Safe this Halloween with Gordon McKernan Injury Attorneys’ Top Tips

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Amidst all the excitement surrounding Halloween, it’s important to prioritize safety to ensure that everyone has a fantastic and injury-free Halloween. At Gordon McKernan Injury Attorneys, we care about your well-being, and that’s why we’ve put together this guide of Halloween safety tips to keep you and your loved ones safe. Costume Safety Costumes are…

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How to Determine Your Compensation After a Truck Wreck

Truck wrecks can result in life-altering consequences. When you’ve been injured in such an incident, it’s essential to understand how compensation is determined. Several factors come into play when assessing the amount of compensation you may receive The Extent of Your Injuries One of the most significant factors influencing the compensation you’ll receive after a…

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Gordon McKernan: Following His Father’s Footsteps to Personal Injury Law

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At Gordon McKernan Injury Attorneys, we stand as a beacon of legal excellence in personal injury representation. Our founder, Gordon McKernan, and the story of how he became a lawyer reflects the deep values and unwavering commitment we uphold at our firm. Family Ties When it comes to success, there are many paths to embark…

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Gordon McKernan’s Journey into NIL Partnerships

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The world of college sports has seen a significant shift with the introduction of Name, Image, and Likeness (NIL) opportunities for student-athletes. Amid this exciting shift, Gordon McKernan quickly established himself as one of the states largest supporters of NIL. But why did Gordon decide to enter the NIL space? One of our teammates recently…

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Gordon McKernan Honors Taylor Swift’s Eras Tour Movie with Billboards 

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At Gordon McKernan Injury Attorneys, we don’t just speak the language of law, we also know how to sing it. We’re celebrating the release of Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour movie by covering Louisiana’s highways and interstates with Taylor Swift-inspired billboards, a visual ode to Taylor’s Fearless journey. In August, we introduced the Get Gordon…

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Three Car Wreck Tips from a Louisiana Personal Injury Attorney

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Car accidents can be traumatic experiences, both physically and emotionally. In the aftermath of a collision, it’s crucial to protect your rights and well-being. To help you navigate this challenging situation, here are three important car wreck tips from your trusted Louisiana personal injury attorney, Gordon McKernan. Do not give any recorded statements to the…

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Gordon McKernan Has ‘More 5-Star Reviews Than Billboards’

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Our presence in Louisiana is marked not only by our relentless pursuit of justice but also by our talent for creating memorable advertising. If you’ve driven through Louisiana, you’ve undoubtedly noticed our billboards. With roughly one thousand of them spread across the state, we like to think that Gordon McKernan is the “Billboard King of…

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Gordon McKernan Helps Young Boy’s Dream Birthday Party Come True 

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At Gordon McKernan Injury Attorneys, we believe that our commitment to the community goes beyond the courtroom. We recently had the incredible opportunity to create an unforgettable experience for a young boy named Brooks, whose heartfelt wish was to have a Gordon McKernan-themed 6th birthday party. Touched by his request, our team rallied together to…

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Gordon McKernan Announces the Winners of His Billboard Competition

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After much anticipation, we are thrilled to finally announce the winners of our Get Gordon Billboard Competition! We want to extend our heartfelt thanks to all of you who participated and supported this exciting event. Your enthusiasm, creativity, and dedication made this competition a resounding success. We received a diverse range of entries that showcased…

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Gordon McKernan Releases LSU LB Harold Perkins’ First Exclusive Interview 

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Grubbin’ with Harold Perkins Gordon McKernan and LSU Football linebacker Harold Perkins partner for a groundbreaking episode of the attorney’s “Grubbin’ with G” podcast. This episode marks Perkins’ first-ever interview, providing fans a rare glimpse into his personal life. Set against the backdrop of Dorothy’s Soul Food Kitchen in Baton Rouge, Perkins kicks off the…

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Southern University QB Harold Blood Signs NIL Deal with Gordon McKernan

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We’re excited to announce our Name, Image, and Likeness (NIL) partnership with Southern University quarterback, Harold Blood. This collaboration marks our first partnership with a student-athlete from Southern University. Hailing from Destrehan, Louisiana, Blood has showcased remarkable skill and determination throughout his journey to becoming the starting quarterback for Southern University’s football team. Under the…

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Back to School Safety Tips from a Personal Injury Attorney

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It’s back-to-school season! From school buses to hurried parents and young drivers, it’s important to remember that the roads are busier than ever with school back in session. At Gordon McKernan Injury Attorneys, we’ve seen many unnecessary tragedies occur on the road, so we collected these back-to-school safety tips to help families in our community…

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Celebrating National Black Business Month: A Guide to Gordon McKernan Injury Attorneys’ Favorite Black-Owned Eateries

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National Black Business Month is a tribute to the immense contributions of Black business owners, acknowledging their unwavering determination and significant impact on economies and communities across the nation. The celebration is a testament to the generations of Black entrepreneurs who transformed their visions into reality. At Gordon McKernan Injury Attorneys, we recognize the invaluable…

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Stop on Red Week 2023

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“Stop on Red Week” is an annual initiative that highlights the importance of adhering to traffic signals to prevent accidents. A report from the National Coalition for Safer Roads documented an estimated 11,296 fatalities linked to red-light running in the United States between 2008 and 2021. Distracted driving, speeding, impairment, and aggressive driving are a…

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Wreck vs. Accident: Insights from a Personal Injury Attorney

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In the realm of personal injury law, the terms “wreck” and “accident” carry distinct differences. While both “wreck” and “accident” may denote unexpected occurrences causing damage and/or bodily injury, it’s important to understand the how the nuanced differences between the terms can affect the trajectory of a personal injury case. Accident An “accident” reflects an…

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Guide to Out-of-State Car Accident Jurisdiction

Navigating the aftermath of a car accident is a complex process, and when it involves out-of-state parties, the legal landscape can become even more intricate.  At Gordon Mckernan Injury Attorneys, we understand the challenges individuals face when dealing with out-of-state car accident jurisdiction. This is why we had a Louisiana car accident lawyer from our…

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6 Common Types of Brain Injuries

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In this Article: A brain injury is one of the worst injuries anyone can suffer. If you or a loved one has suffered a brain injury, you could be facing years of therapy, expensive medical treatments, and a decreased quality of life. At our law firm, we have more than one brain injury lawyer on…

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Gordon McKernan: This Barbie Is Getting It Done!

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Louisiana’s billboard king, Gordon McKernan, has done it again! If you thought his previous billboards were eye-catching, wait until you see his latest billboard design celebrating the release of the highly anticipated Barbie movie. In a brilliant stroke of creativity, McKernan has replaced Ken’s face with his own, inviting all passersby to “Get Gordon.” Move…

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Gordon McKernan Voted Baton Rouge Area’s Best Law Firm in the Best of 225 Awards

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Gordon McKernan Injury Attorneys recently earned the esteemed tile of “Best Law Firm” in the Best of 225 Awards. This coveted acknowledgment reflects the tireless efforts and exceptional service provided by Gordon McKernan and his team. Garnering an overwhelming number of votes, the law firm secured a resounding victory after securing a whopping 42.4% of…

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Gordon McKernan Announces G’s Getaway Giveaway: An Exciting Vacation Giveaway

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In light of summer, we’re thrilled to announce the launch of our exciting vacation giveaway, G’s Getaway Giveaway.   This opportunity will grant seven lucky winners the chance to win a $2,000 Airbnb gift card and a $250 gift card for additional travel expenses. The giveaway aims to spread joy, inspire adventure, and create lasting memories…

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Questions to Ask A Personal Injury Lawyer

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After you’ve been injured in an accident, you’re likely facing mounting medical bills, missing out on work, and unsure of your future. A knowledgeable Louisiana personal injury lawyer can help you recover the compensation you need to heal from the people responsible for your accident. However, you need to ensure that the lawyer you hire…

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Gordon McKernan Rallies Tigers Baseball Fan Base Ahead of National Championship Win

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What a remarkable season it has been for Tigers Baseball! From an outstanding season that welcomed a well-deserved National Championship win to my enthusiastic support through Name, Image, and Likeness (NIL) deals with Tre Morgan, Gavin Dugas, and Gavin Guidry, we’ve made an incredible impact both on and off the field. Our partnerships have allowed…

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Gordon McKernan Night: FREE Entry Into the Baton Rouge Rougarou’s Game on June 30

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We’re excited to announce our partnership with the Baton Rouge Rougarou, a local team in the Texas Collegiate League. This collaboration aims to promote community spirit, support the Rougarou’s athletic endeavors and provide an exciting opportunity for families to come together for an evening of fun, food and baseball.   To celebrate this partnership and express…

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Gordon McKernan Talks Marketing and Sports with Jordy Culotta

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Gordon McKernan recently sat down with Jordy Culotta for an interview on his sports podcast, The Jordy Culotta Show. In their conversation, McKernan discussed the vital role of his marketing team, the power of content creation, and his firm’s approach to navigating the evolving landscape of the Name, Image, and Likeness (NIL) space. Through staying…

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Gordon McKernan Partners with Fleurty Girl Boutique for Branded Candles and More

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Exciting news is buzzing through Baton Rouge as two local icons, Gordon McKernan and Fleurty Girl, have teamed up to celebrate the grand opening of Fleurty Girl’s new Baton Rouge store. This partnership brings together the famous advertising of Gordon McKernan and the creative charm of Fleurty Girl to bring unique and eye-catching merchandise to…

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Gordon McKernan Celebrates Youth Achievements Through BRAHL’s Coloring Contest

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The Family Resource Group Foundation and Kid Scoop News recently partnered with the City of Baton Rouge and Baton Rouge Advancing Health Literacy for a coloring contest. The contest invited children from kindergarten to fifth grade to showcase their creativity through coloring a page centered around health and wellness. Recognizing the importance of nurturing young…

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Win 1 of 20 Baseballs Autographed by Tigers Baseball Stars 

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In honor of the NCAA Super Regionals and Father’s Day this weekend, we’re giving away 20 baseballs autographed our Name, Image, and Likeness (NIL) partners from Tigers Baseball, Gavin Guidry, Gavin Dugas and Tre Morgan.  As a company dedicated to fostering community engagement and supporting local sports, Gordon McKernan Injury Attorneys is thrilled to provide…

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Louisiana Summer Safety Tips

As we celebrate National Safety Month and the imminent arrival of summer, it’s the perfect time to focus on summer safety tips. Whether you’re enjoying time on a lake, playing an outdoor activity, or taking a road trip, here are some essential summer safety tips to keep in mind. Beat the Heat Louisiana summers are…

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Trucks Ignoring Road Laws and Causing Atchafalaya Basin Bridge Accidents

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The Atchafalaya Basin Bridge has a reputation for being one of the more dangerous bridges in Louisiana and given the amount of traffic that it sees every day, it’s no wonder why. The Atchafalaya Basin Bridge, also called the Louisiana Airborne Memorial Bridge, has been the site of over 1,000 incidents since 2014, and despite…

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Gordon McKernan Surprised With Custom “Air Gordon” Sneakers

One of our attorneys, Jeff Watson, joined forces with Duncan’s Custom Kicks to surprise Gordon McKernan with a pair of custom Nike Jordan sneakers. And to top it all off, we managed to capture McKernan’s priceless reaction on camera. Watson, known for his legal prowess and passion for sneakers, reached out to Duncan’s Custom Kicks,…

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What Happens If You’re Hit by An Uninsured Motorist in Louisiana?

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Being involved in a car accident is a stressful experience, but the situation becomes even more complicated when the other driver is uninsured. In Louisiana, driving without insurance is illegal, yet it still happens. If you find yourself involved in an accident with an uninsured driver, it’s important to understand your rights and the available…

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Truck Accident Settlements and Verdicts

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If you’re suffering from losses caused by a Louisiana 18-wheeler accident or truck accident, you have the right to pursue a fair settlement for your damages. These settlements and verdicts vary based on a variety of factors, including the nature of the accident, state law, the number of parties involved, and others. If you or…

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Step-by-Step Guide to Filing a Truck Insurance Claim

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At , we understand that filing a truck insurance claim can be a daunting and stressful process. That’s why a truck accident lawyer from one of our many Louisiana offices is here to help you obtain the compensation you deserve. To help ease your mind, we’ve created a step-by-step guide on how to file a…

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What is a Catastrophic Injury?

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A catastrophic personal injury is a severe and permanent injury that results from another person’s negligence or wrongdoing.  These injuries can occur due to various reasons, such as car accidents, falls, sports injuries, medical malpractice, and workplace accidents. If you or your loved one has suffered a catastrophic injury, it’s essential to understand your legal…

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Louisiana’s “Buckle Up in Your Truck” Campaign

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Truck accidents can result in devastating consequences, including severe injuries and fatalities. According to recent studies, a significant percentage of pickup truck drivers who died in crashes were not wearing a seatbelt. These statistics highlight the critical importance of wearing a seatbelt in pickup trucks and the need for increased awareness and enforcement of seatbelt…

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5 Delivery Truck Accident Statistics You Should Know

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Delivery trucks—those midsize box trucks you’re probably seeing more and more of lately—transport over 70% of the goods in the United States. Because they carry heavy or dangerous cargo and operate large, unwieldy vehicles, truck drivers and trucking companies are generally held to a higher standard of driving than other motorists. However, far too often…

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Angel Reese Talks National Championship Goal on “Grubbin’ with G”

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Grubbin’ with Angel Reese Gordon McKernan dined with NCAA Champion Angel Reese for a “Grubbin’ with G” episode weeks before NCAA National Championship win. In the episode, McKernan and Reese sat down for a meal at Phil’s Oyster Bar, a local Baton Rouge eatery known for its seafood. Gordon opened the discussion by stating his…

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Gordon McKernan Features Flau’jae Johnson on his “Grubbin’ with G” Podcast

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Grubbin’ with Flau’jae Today, Gordon McKernan shared his latest “Grubbin’ with G” episode featuring Flau’jae Johnson, a freshman guard with the LSU Women’s Basketball team and a rising star in the music industry.  Flau’jae, who signed an NIL deal with McKernan last month, joined McKernan’s family at her favorite Baton Rouge restaurant, Fiery Crab.  With…

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Today, we celebrate the life of Saint Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland, who is credited with bringing Christianity to the country. At Gordon McKernan Injury Attorneys, we’re proud to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day by highlighting Gordon’s Irish heritage and our core values of helping those in…

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Vote Gordon McKernan Injury Attorneys As 225’s Best Law Firm

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The Best of 225 With over 30 years of experience in personal injury law, Gordon McKernan Injury Attorneys has established itself as a trusted and reliable source of legal support for those in need. We are committed to providing our clients with top-tier legal representation. Our team of experienced attorneys ensures that each client receives…

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If You Have a Tire Blowout You Should Take These 5 Steps

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A tire blowout can be a frightening experience. One minute you’re driving on the open road and the next you suddenly hear a loud explosion and the car starts shaking uncontrollably. Not only is a situation like this stressful but it also can be very scary.  So, what causes tires to blow out? Many things…

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Flau’jae Johnson Signs NIL Deal with Gordon McKernan

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Getting It Done On the Court and On the Stage! Gordon McKernan has signed a monumental Name, Image, & Likeness (NIL) deal with Flau’jae Johnson, a true freshman guard with the LSU Women’s Basketball team and a rising star in the music industry.  Rated 4 stars by ESPN, the Georgia native is rated the No.…

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Trucking Regulations in Louisiana

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Louisiana is home to 3 of the top 10 U.S. ports and an extensive amount of interstates and highways, so it sees a lot of commercial truck activity. Since these types of trucks are way bigger than the average car, truck, and SUV, regulations must be in place to help ensure everyone’s safety on the…

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The Multiverse of Gordon McKernan Injury Attorneys

Calling all Marvel fans! At Gordon McKernan Injury Attorneys, we believe that every person across every universe deserves justice. That’s why we’re excited to introduce our new multiverse billboard, inspired by the Marvel multiverse. Just like in the Marvel multiverse, our billboard features different versions of our law firm, each with their own unique style…

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Gordon McKernan Launches New Series Called Grubbin’ with G

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Get Grubbin’! In his newest series, “Grubbin’ with G,” Gordon McKernan unites his love for food and conversation while creating a unique and entertaining experience for his audience. The premise of the series is simple: McKernan invites a guest to dine with him at a local restaurant for a meal and conversation. The informal setting…

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What Causes Most Maritime Accidents in the Gulf of Mexico?

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The maritime and offshore industries are critical pillars of Louisiana’s economy. Hundreds, if not thousands, of roustabouts, roughnecks, derrickmen, captains, motormen, boatswains, rig technicians, drillers, and able seamen live in our state, and the good-paying labor they undertake generates millions of dollars in state income each year. In this blog, we’ll take a closer look…

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The Dangers of Underwater Welding

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Underwater welding is a specialized type of welding that requires extensive training and unique skills. Underwater welders typically work on offshore oil rigs and offshore pipelines when they are in need of repair. While the work can be very profitable, it can be argued that it’s the most dangerous job in the country. In fact,…

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Catch Our Get Gordon Jingle Dance Challenge Winners During Super Bowl LVII

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Get Ready to Dance! The Get Gordon Jingle Dance Challenge, which took place over the past few weeks, proved a great success. Our team received an overwhelming number of entries of local community members showing off their creativity, talent and passion for our brand by submitting videos of them dancing to our catchy jingle. The…

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Gordon McKernan and Coach Kim Mulkey Partner for Super Bowl LVII

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Guess Who’s in the Super Bowl? Gordon McKernan celebrates his thriving partnership with LSU Women’s Basketball Coach Kim Mulkey with a special project. McKernan and Mulkey have been busy at work after forming an official partnership a few weeks ago. In December 2022, the duo teamed up for a smaller-scale bike giveaway event, separate from…

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What To Do After Your Loved One is in a Helicopter Crash

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Helicopters aren’t just for transporting employees to oil rigs on the Gulf of Mexico. Residents all throughout the state of Louisiana use helicopters for many various reasons, some of them being for vacations, emergency transportation, military, law enforcement, employment commuting, or transportation. Since a helicopter is complex, there are sadly times when a component may…

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Power of Attorney in Louisiana: What You Need to Know

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Practically speaking, a power of attorney is kept on a shelf until it is needed. But when you need one, you REALLY need one, thus it’s important for your Power of Attorney to be efficient and trustworthy. A Power of Attorney is one of the most important legal documents that every person should have in…

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What is Subrogation in Insurance?

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Subrogation, often shortened to subro, is the right of your insurance company to request reimbursement from the liable party after they’ve covered your claim. Usually, that reimbursement comes from the at-fault party’s insurance company. After your insurance company’s subrogation claim is approved, those proceeds can help cover the cost of your deductible. These costs are…

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How is Louisiana Law Different from Other States?

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There are a lot of things Louisiana is known for: its delicious food, the party atmosphere, its French influence, and oddly enough, its legal system. While every other state uses Common Law, derived from English law, Louisiana uses French Civil Law, which is derived from the Napoleonic Code. Legal theory and the role of legal…

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Celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day is a federal holiday celebrating the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr. King, who devoted his life to peacefully protesting racial injustice at the state and federal levels, played a key role in the American Civil Rights Movement. Inspired by his Christian…

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Top 10 Most Dangerous Trucking Companies in the US

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Recent research has shown the importance of trucks to the American economy: over 70% of all goods shipped in the U.S. spend some of their time on a truck. Because they hold so much economic power, trucking companies must be held to certain standards, not only to ensure their workers are treated well but to…

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Join Us for at Lit Pizza for a Community Giveback Day

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Help Us Give Back Gordon McKernan Injury Attorneys and Lit Pizza encourage you to visit Lit Pizza’s Brusly location for a community giveback on Wednesday, January 11. Lit Pizza will donate 25% of sales from the Brusly location to the Gill & Dunn families. Gordon McKernan Injury Attorneys and Go Eat Concepts will each match…

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What is Tailgating and Why is it Dangerous?

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Under Louisiana law, tailgating is defined as a motor vehicle following another more closely than is reasonable and prudent, having due regard for the speed of such vehicle and the traffic upon and the condition of the highway (LA RS 32:81). Tailgating can lead to rear-end collisions, which according to the National Highway Transportation Safety…

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Understanding Assumption of Risk in Personal Injury Cases

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While personal injury cases can be complex, some—such as a fender bender involving two vehicles—are generally considered simple. However, even these cases can become complicated when the parties dispute the accident’s cause, and lead to a bitter legal fight. In some personal injury cases, the defendant may assert the defense of assumption of risk. Depending…

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Louisiana Right of Way Rules: Explained

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Whether you’re driving to work, taking a day trip to one of Louisiana’s beautiful parks, or walking in one of our bustling towns, you are subject to Louisiana’s right of way laws. A right of way rule defines who must yield to whom at a given intersection, and applies to everyone using the road, whether…

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15 Weird Laws in Louisiana

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Louisiana is known for its good food, great music, a shared joie de vivre, and … weird laws? Louisiana’s legal system is based on the Napoleonic Code, as opposed to the rest of the country’s, which is based on English Common Law. What’s more, the unique history, culture, and wildlife of Louisiana have led to…

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Suing for Emotional Distress in Louisiana

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After you’ve been hurt due to someone else’s negligence, you probably know you can be eligible for damages caused by your physical injuries and property damage. However, you might find yourself asking, “Can I sue them for emotional distress caused by my accident?” In short, you can sue for emotional distress and mental trauma caused…

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I-10 East Closed Following a Big Truck Wreck

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Between Lake Charles and Sulphur, on December 1, 2022, an accident involving two semi trucks and a truck towing a boat trailer occurred as reported by 107 JAMZ. Responding to the accident, Louisiana State Police closed down I-10 eastbound and diverted traffic to I-210 while cleaning up the mess. Luckily, no injuries were reported in…

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Common Signs of Nursing Home Abuse

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Placing your elderly loved one in a nursing home or assisted living center can be a difficult but necessary decision. Many families turn to the assistance of a nursing home only when their loved ones lose the ability to care for themselves and need care the family simply cannot provide. While the vast majority of…

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18-Wheeler Driving on I-10 Around Ascension-St. James Dives Into the Bayou Below

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On Tuesday afternoon, traveling along I-10, an 18-wheeler was involved in an accident after veering off the road and being completely submerged underwater in the bayou near the Ascension-St. James Parish line. As reported by WBRZ, the incident temporarily shut down the westbound lane of the interstate, and authorities directed traffic into one lane on…

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What To Do After Being Hit by an Uninsured Driver in Louisiana

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After a car accident, it’s not uncommon to question, “What happens if I get hit by an uninsured driver?” Accident victims typically have the option to file an insurance claim with the at-fault driver’s insurance provider to get compensation. However, if the responsible driver lacks insurance coverage, victims are left with the burden of personally…

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10 Steps to Take After Being in a Motorcycle Accident

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Nobody expects a motorcycle crash to happen to them, and yet thousands happen every year in the state of Louisiana. If you’ve been the victim of a motorcycle crash, you could be seriously injured, in physical pain, and unsure of what to do next. All too often at , we hear our clients saying that…

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5 Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents in Louisiana

Every year, nearly 2,000 Louisiana motorcyclists are involved in traffic accidents, suffering injuries, busted bikes, and for more than 80 of them, wrongful death. While there are a variety of reasons that can contribute to a motorcycle accident, nearly all of them can be attributed to driver negligence. The majority of motorcycle accidents are the…

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Gordon McKernan Is Voted Baton Rouge’s Favorite Attorney

Gordon McKernan Is Voted Baton Rouge's Favorite Attorney

We’re excited to share that Gordon McKernan was voted Baton Rouge’s “Favorite Attorney” in Baton Rouge Parents Magazine’s annual Family Favorites contest. Every year, the magazine invites the community to nominate its favorite educators, restaurants, programs and businesses for a chance to earn the title of “Family Favorite.” The public can nominate businesses and services…

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Our NIL Partners Helped Us Raise Thousands of Dollars for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Our NIL Partners Helped Us Raise Thousands of Dollars for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we partnered with our Louisiana student-athlete partners across the state to launch a campaign benefitting local cancer organizations. Gordon has dominated the local Name, Image, & Likeness (NIL) sphere by building our firm an impressive lineup of student-athlete partners. Spanning from Louisiana State University to University of Louisiana…

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6 Safety Tips for Driving at Night

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Staying safe while driving is often as simple as following the rules and best practices of the road: stay focused, follow the speed limit, and drive defensively. However, driving at night poses its own challenges, and with the days getting shorter, it’s important to drive safely at all times of day. Driving at night is…

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Injuries Reported in a Big Truck Wreck on I-12

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Early Friday morning on October 21, multiple people were injured in an I-12 eastbound tractor-trailer crash, as reported by WWLTV. During the crash, one vehicle was overturned, which could have resulted in further injury and property damage. According to a Facebook post by the Tammany Parish Fire District, one person had to be airlifted to…

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2 People Airlifted from Amtrak-SUV Crash Just South of Amite

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On Thursday, October 20, an SUV collided with an Amtrak train outside of Amite. As reported by WAFB, this accident caused two people to be airlifted to the hospital, at least one of which with critical injuries. According to the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office, the crash occurred just after 1:00 P.M. Thankfully, authorities have reported…

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Tanker Truck Crash on I-10 Westbound Temporarily Closes Two Lanes

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On October 18th, Lafayette police reported an accident involving a tanker truck and a vehicle travelling westbound on I-10 temporarily closed two lanes around mile marker 104, according to The Advocate. While there have been reports of injuries, there has been no clarification on the state of the individuals involved in the crash.  Commercial or…

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Accident on I-12 Leaves Six Horses Injured and One Dead 

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During the night of October 18th, a pickup truck from Texas crashed into the treeline on I-12 near Sherwood Forest Blvd while pulling trailers carrying seven wild horses. Luckily, East Baton Rouge Animal Control and a local man were able to successfully locate and wrangle the horses. As reported by WBRZ, six horses were rushed…

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Louisiana Crime Rates and Statistics

Violent crime has been on the rise around the country since the beginning of the pandemic in 2020. According to the FBI, 1.3 million violent crimes were reported that year—a 5% increase from 2019. While the national violent crime rate is still below the high of the 1990s, some states, like Louisiana, have experienced stronger…

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Louisiana Car Insurance Laws

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Whether you’re buying a new car, being gifted a used car, or bringing your car to Louisiana from out of state, Louisiana car insurance laws dictate that you’ll need some form of auto insurance. Like every state, Louisiana has insurance minimums that all drivers are required to carry in order to drive on the roads.…

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Alexis Morris Renews NIL Deal Ahead of Tigers Women’s Basketball Season

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Guess who’s back?! We’re excited to share that Tigers women’s basketball star Alexis Morris has renewed her Name, Image, & Likeness (NIL) contract with our law firm. In December 2021, Morris became the first Louisiana college athlete to sign a NIL deal with us. Since then, our partnership has proven to be an exciting endeavor. Together,…

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