Gordon McKernan Invites You to Izzo’s for a Cinco de Mayo Celebration

Our firm is thrilled to partner with Izzo’s for our second annual Cinco de Mayo celebration in Lafayette. The celebration will take place on Thursday, May 5 from noon to 1 p.m. at Izzo’s on Ambassador Caffery Parkway in Lafayette. Anyone who dines at Izzo’s during the celebration will have a chance to spin the…

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Motorcyclist Killed in the Early-Morning Collision in St. Tammany

In the early morning hours, in St. Tammany, a motorcyclist was killed in a brutal collision with a truck. The truck did not yield when faced with a stop sign, and thus was the cause of this terrible accident. The driver of the truck was wearing a seatbelt and did not sustain any injuries. Unfortunately,…

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McKernan Partners with Semi-Professional Louisiana Soccer Club

Our firm is thrilled to share that we’ve partnered with the Louisiana Krewe Football Club as its Home Jersey Front Sponsor. LA Krewe FC is a Lafayette-based sports club that describes itself as “the link that joins grassroots amateur soccer to the professional game” and prides itself on mirroring Louisiana’s melting pot culture. The team…

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Local Law Firm Helps Aspiring Attorney Attend Stanford University Program

Last week, Gordon McKernan Injury Attorneys offered a helping hand to Dimaria Christophe, a Brusly High School sophomore who dreams of becoming an attorney. Dimaria received an invitation to attend the Intensive Law & Trial Program at Stanford University this summer. The program introduces those interested in pursuing legal careers to esteemed industry professionals and…

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Plaquemine Chlorine Outbreak Sends Two Dozen to Hospital

On the night of April 18, a fire in the Dow chemical plant in Plaquemine lead to a chemical leak of one of the most dangerous, most-used industrial chemicals in modern industry: chlorine. Chlorine is used in a variety of manufacturing processes, as well as common household products from plastics to bleach.

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Gordon McKernan Invites You to Nominate Baton Rouge’s Family Favorites

Baton Rouge personal injury attorney Gordon McKernan encourages you to nominate your favorite businesses for 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.” You can nominate businesses and services…

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Gordon McKernan Petitions You to Support Alexandria’s Best of the Best

Alexandria personal injury attorney Gordon McKernan invites you to partake in The Town Talk’s 2022 Alexandria’s Best of the Best contest, the magazine’s annual community choice awards. Every year, the magazine invites the public to honor its favorite businesses by nominating them to be the “Best of the Best.” To nominate, simply choose a category,…

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18-wheeler Carrying Hazardous Materials Overturns on I-10 in Iberville Parish

An 18-wheeler carrying the hazardous substance acrylic acid overturned in the median of I-10 in Iberville Parish around 6:30 am Wednesday morning.  By 11:00 am, police had shut down all traffic heading east from I-49 in Lafayette to LA 77 near Grand Tete, to facilitate what they referred to as “an extended recovery process.” It…

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Wrong-Way Driver Causes Multi-Vehicle Accident on I-10

Interstate 10 connects all of the Southern US, from the Pacific coast of California all the way to the Gulf of Mexico in Florida. One of the most dangerous sections of I-10 is located at the border of Texas and Louisiana outside of Lake Charles. This fact was brought into sharp relief on April 12,…

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18-wheeler accident on I-12 results in the death of a child

A multi-vehicle crash involving an 18-wheeler stopped traffic and took the life of a young child early on Thursday morning. Police first reported the crash around 9 am, stating that the tractor-trailer had jackknifed on eastbound I-12 near Albany, causing multiple collisions with other vehicles.

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Car Accident Caused by Highway Defect Results in Paraplegia

The experienced car accident lawyers at Gordon McKernan recently secured a large settlement for a client whose accident was the result of a highway defect. Our client suffered devastating spinal cord injuries and was left partially paralyzed after the incident. An accident like this one is made more tragic by the fact that it was…

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Gordon McKernan Attorney Holly Lamarche Named Top Lawyer in Acadiana

Holly Lamarche, attorney with Lafayette personal injury law firm Gordon McKernan Injury Attorneys, was recently named a top lawyer in immigration law by Acadiana Profile magazine. Lamarche, who has been with Gordon McKernan since 2019, has proven to be an advocate for Acadiana clients both this year and in past years. Acadiana Profile’s top lawyers…

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Marketing Director for Gordon McKernan Featured on Local Podcast

Alex Ludwig, Marketing Director for Louisiana personal injury firm Gordon McKernan Injury Attorneys, appeared on The FRG Podcast with Emily Mancuso, Director of Marketing for Baton Rouge’s Family Resource Group, Inc. Throughout the episode, Mancuso and Ludwig discuss various topics, including career advice, Ludwig’s career experience, and marketing strategies. Mancuso kicks off the episode by…

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I-10 East Closed in WBR Following Deadly Truck Wreck

A devastating crash involving a commercial bus and an 18-wheeler was reported around 11AM on I-10 just past LA 415. This area is known as the “Devil’s Triangle” in Louisiana due to the high number of truck crashes and car accidents that happen there. After running into a cable barrier in the median, the bus…

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Pileup forced 6-hour closure on Basin Bridge

Around 1:30 in the morning on March 22, a seven-car pileup was reported on I-10 East between Atchafalaya and Ramah. State Police have reported that this wreck involved two 18-wheelers. The cleanup from the accident lasted until 7:30 in the morning, when law enforcement officers stated they had to wake up drivers who had fallen…

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School Bus Crash in West Baton Rouge Parish

In a tragic turn of events, a school bus was involved in a multi-vehicle crash in West Baton Rouge Parish on Tuesday, February 24. As reported by BR Proud, the crash happened about 3:30 PM at the corner of LA 1 and Emily Drive. The school bus turned left across the highway and was T-boned…

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Tigers Women’s Basketball Team and Gordon McKernan Team Together for More NIL Deals

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Louisiana personal injury attorney Gordon McKernan has elevated his Name, Image, & Likeness (NIL) deals by signing the Tigers Women’s basketball team. Since signing his first NIL deal with Lady Tiger Alexis Morris, McKernan has redefined college athlete partnerships by extending NIL deals to the Lady Tigers team through the end of the basketball season.…

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Gordon McKernan’s Super Bowl LVI Commercial Features Five LSU Football Players

Gordon McKernan with LSU Football Players in Super Bowl Commercial

In a first of its kind, Louisiana personal injury lawyer Gordon McKernan highlighted his partnerships with LSU football players Kayshon Boutte, Gregory Brooks, Miles Frazier, Malik Nabers, and Kyren Lacy in a Super Bowl LVI commercial. Over the past few weeks, McKernan signed Name, Image, & Likeness (NIL) deals with several Louisiana college athletes, including…

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Gordon Gives Donates $5,000 to Sylvia’s Toys for Christmas

Gordon Gives $5,000 Check to Sylvia's Toys for Christmas

Baton Rouge, Louisiana – Despite hundreds of leads flooding into Gordon McKernan’s Grinch Stoppers Hotline, the 20-foot-tall inflatable Santa displayed annually at the Gordon McKernan Injury Attorneys office off I-10 in Baton Rouge was not found. The 10-foot-tall inflatable Santa that was later stolen from the Gonzales office also remains lost. Since no tip led…

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Gordon McKernan Injury Attorney Ryan Lloyd Nominated for the Top 20 under 40 Young Professionals of Northeast Louisiana  

Each year, the Monroe Chamber of Commerce and the Northeast Louisiana Young Professionals select outstanding young professionals who are advancing in their careers, remaining active in the community, and who are dedicated to making Northeast Louisiana a better place to live and work. This year, Ryan Lloyd, an attorney at Gordon McKernan Injury Attorneys in Monroe, was…

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Gordon McKernan Celebrates Hospital Workers: Ascension Hospital Workers Will Receive Treats from Mr. Milkshake

Baton Rouge, LA, May 14, 2021 – National Hospital week is an opportunity for all of us to acknowledge and celebrate the hard work, dedication, and patience we receive from these essential workers. Gordon McKernan Injury Attorneys and Penny’s Pantry are hosting Mr.Milkshake, a local food truck, at the Baton Rouge General Ascension location on Thursday, May 20. All the employees at this location will be…

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Gordon McKernan’s 12 Months of Giving: April

Put down the phone and pay attention: April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month. According to NSC, more than 700 people per day are injured in distracted driving crashes. People struggle with so many distractions while driving – whether it be texting, changing the song on the radio, setting the navigation, putting on makeup, and…

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Gordon McKernan’s Twelve Months of Giving: March

Happy March! Every year, this month is dedicated to honoring women’s contributions in American History. To celebrate women and support women-owned businesses, we are giving away 6 women-owned gift baskets across the state of Louisiana! Each gift basket includes: 1 Louisiana coffee mug from Hands Producing Hope 1 Swell Bottle 1 bag of Purely Elizabeth Granola 1 Turbie Twist Hair…

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Gordon McKernan’s Twelve Months of Giving: February

To honor and celebrate Black History Month, we have teamed up with black-owned businesses across the state of Louisiana for our February giveaway. We think it is essential to respect and support black-owned businesses this month and every month. We will be giving away TWO $100 gift cards in the cities listed below to the following black-owned…

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Your Virtually Perfect Guide to Mardi Gras 2021

Laissez Les Bons Temps Rouler! Celebrating Mardi Gras During a Pandemic The parades might be canceled, but you can’t truly cancel Mardi Gras any more than you can cancel Christmas! Mardi Gras is a season, a spirit, a tradition! It is more than the decorations or the parades. Although we are disappointed, we will not…

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Gordon McKernan’s Twelve Months of Giving

Thank you to all who participated in our Top Fan AirPod giveaway! Your support and love do not go unnoticed. Due to such an amazing turnout, we have decided to host a full year of giveaways! We are excited to announce our newest endeavor, Gordon McKernan’s Twelve Months of Giving! We have always believed it…

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Gordon McKernan Injury Attorneys Opens Zachary Law Firm

Gordon McKernan Injury Attorneys is proud to announce our newest office has opened in Zachary, LA. The Zachary law office is our tenth location in Louisiana. With local staffed offices in Gonzales and Denham Springs, we saw the need to continue extending our services for our clients in the greater Baton Rouge area. We are excited to…

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GMIA Welcomes 6 New Employees in February 2018

We are excited to welcome 7 new employees to the Gordon McKernan Injury Attorneys’ ever-growing team. Marva Richardson Marva joins us at the Lake Charles office as a Paralegal to Bobby Holmes. She has an Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Southern University. Marva enjoys spending time with her two children, two grandchildren, dogs, dancing,…

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Fisher House Fundraiser: Give Your Tax Deductible Donation Today!

FUNDRAISER UPDATE: Your *tax deductible* donations are making a difference! We have raised 10% of our $50,000 goal! Thank you to all that have donated, but we still need your support. We hope to make a big impact this Veterans Day through the Fisher House Foundation. Here’s how you can help: Follow us on Facebook and Instagram for more info – @getgordon Share our posts and this link: http://fhf.convio.net/site/TR?px=1053110&fr_id=1420&pg=personal Encourage your friends, family and…

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Hammond Office Opens

Proud to announce to opening of our newest office location in Hammond, LA. Attorneys Brad Matthews and Chris Edwards will be manning the new office.

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Older and Wiser

Happy 40th Birthday to our long time attorney Michael Montalbano! Growing up so fast…

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Supporting High School Football

We’re proud to once again support these local high school football programs for their upcoming 2017 seasons. The Pit. St Amant High Football Field Dutchtown High SchoolUniversity Lab School Athletics Zachary High School

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Attorney Brian Colomb Joins Gordon McKernan Injury Attorneys in Lafayette, LA

Attorney Brian C. Colomb joined Gordon McKernan Injury Attorneys local Lafayette law office this month. Focusing on maritime injuries and offshore accidents, Brian Colomb brings nearly 20 years of legal experience to the Gordon McKernan law firm. Brian Colomb has expertise handling all types of maritime cases and personal injury lawsuits. He has recovered millions of dollars in…

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Welcoming New Attorney | Katie Pizzini

Gordon McKernan Injury Attorneys would like to formerly welcome their newest attorney to the firm, Katie Pizzini, in the Gonzales, LA office. Katie is a native of St. Louis, MO, who has called Louisiana home for almost 13 years.  She is a graduate of Loyola University New Orleans and began practicing law in 2011.  She…

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2018 Super Lawyers & Rising Stars

Congratulations to our new 2018 Super Lawyers & Rising Stars: Super Lawyers: Gordon J. McKernan Rising Stars: Christopher J. Corzo Brad R. Matthews Anne Marie Muller-McCrary Luke J. Thibodeaux, II Richard F. Zimmerman, III

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15 YEARS

Sending a HUGE congrats to our Attorney and good friend, Chet Boudreaux, on hitting the 15 year mark with our firm today. What a an accomplishment, and crazy to think it’s gone by so fast. 

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$1,300,000 Verdict

Our client was involved in a serious accident with an 18-wheeler that ran a red light. The worst injuries were to the neck, back, head and shoulder. The case resulted in a verdict of $1.3 million.

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New Gordon McKernan Injury Attorneys office in Baton Rouge

Gordon McKernan Injury Attorneys are a Louisiana-based personal injury firm that focuses on helping people recover maximum compensation for an accident injury or sudden loss of a loved one. They handle a variety of different personal injury cases, from car wrecks to accidents involving a big truck and any kind of personal injury you can…

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Gonzales Office Now Open

Very pleased to announce the opening of our newest satellite location in Gonzales, LA at 220 S. Burnside Ave. Strategically located to better serve the needs of the Ascension Parish Community. Attorney Dallon Bush will be heading the office, along with Attorney Michael Breaux of counsel.

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Gonzales Office Now Open

We’re very excited to announce the opening of our new office in Gonzales, LA. Located at 220 S. Burnside Avenue. We’re located there to better suit the direct needs of Ascension parish, and we welcome all to stop by and visit our Gonzales Attorney, Dallon Bush, any time.

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Congrats Michael Montalbano!

Sending out a quick congrats and thanks to our Attorney, Michael Montalbano, on hitting the four year mark with our firm. Thanks for all the hard work and showing up ready to go every single day. 

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2015 Car Seat Giveaway Begins!

The contest for the 2015 Gordon Gives 94 Car Seats starts today! Enter for a change to win at gordongives.com or on facebook.com/getgordon by being the first to answer our trivia correctly. The contest will last through Wednesday, April 29, and the actual giveaway will be on Friday, May 1, 2015. For more details and to register for your chance…

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Michael Montalbano Serves as CCA President

Proud of our attorney, Michael Montalbano, as he serves another term as President of the Coastal Conservation Association of Louisiana’s Baton Rouge Chapter for 2015. Michael will be entering his 3rd year as CCA President for Baton Rouge. Michael has said he is greatly honored to serve another year as president. Despite Baton Rouge not…

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Gordon McKernan to be Talent Show Judge

Gordon McKernan is happy to accept the L’Auberge Casino’s invitation to serve as a judge for their Team Member Talent Show. Each year, the L’Auberge hosts a talent show for their team members to showcase their talents. It is always a lot of fun. 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners will be awarded. The 1st place winner then…

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Employee of the Quarter – Kayla

Congrats to kayla on making Employee of the Quarter honors for the firm. The award is well deserved as Kayla is a great employee and friend. Enjoy the trophy! 

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Have You Been Injured by an Offshore Accident? | Call Gordon McKernan

If you live along the coast of the Gulf of Mexico, chances are that you or someone you know works on an offshore oil rig or some other form of maritime work. This line of work is extremely dangerous, and unfortunately, accidents are all too common. Workers involved in accidents on the job often sustain…

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Super Lawyer and Rising Stars 2014

Each year, Super Lawyers ® go through a process to choose the top 5% of lawyers in each state. The criteria is a combination of peer recognition and professional achievement. This year, Gordon J. McKernan was once again elected as a Super Lawyer. This year, we are pleased to announce that we have two attorneys that were…

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It Is Official: Louisiana Drivers Are the Worst in the U.S.

It is the kind of recognition that no state wants: the designation of having the worst drivers in the United States. This year that dishonor goes to Louisiana with Missouri and Texas close behind. According to a Car Insurance Comparison study, five factors were considered in determining where the worst drivers resided. These include: Fatalities…

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Feds Take Major Action Against Truck and Bus Industry in Annual Sweep

The U.S. is heavily dependent on large vehicles like trucks and buses for commercial transport. On any given day, on any interstate highway across the country, high numbers of tractor-trailer trucks are traveling on the same roads as passenger vehicles and at high rates of speed. Of course, these immense, heavy vehicles are especially treacherous…

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Can’t Stop Texting While Driving? There’s an App for That!

Hundreds of thousands of people are injured, and thousands killed, by distracted drivers each year. Just last year, nearly 1,500 accidents in Louisiana were caused by distracted drivers using cellphones. Texting while driving is frequently a cause of distracted driving car accidents. Distracted Driving Facts The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that 416,000 people were…

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NHTSA Proposes Updated Brake-Throttle Override Requirement

Following the rash of car crashes in 2010 that were linked to faulty accelerators in Toyota vehicles, the issue of preventing these types of accidents is back in the news. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently announced a proposed rule to compel automobile manufacturers to include a brake override feature in new vehicles.…

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Jackknifing Trucks Pose Danger to Everyone on Roadways

A jackknifing 18-wheeler truck poses significant danger to not only the truck driver but to anyone sharing the road. It is essential for drivers to take safety measures to avoid disastrous results. It is also important for operators of passenger vehicles to take extra precautions when driving near tractor-trailers. Briefly, a semi-truck jackknifing accident occurs…

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Sleep Apnea Could Lead to Serious Highway Accidents for Truckers

Highway safety depends in no small measure on the alertness of the nation’s truck drivers. When truckers are tired, serious accidents can occur. That’s why since 1939 federal law has limited the hours that truck drivers can be on the road, to ensure they spend enough of their off-duty time getting a good night’s sleep.…

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Just Like an Airplane, Your Car Probably Has a ” Black-Box ”

We’ve all heard about the ” black-box ” carried on commercial airplanes: the flight data recorders that are often used by crash investigators. But many people don’t know that they too have a black box-in their car. If you’re involved in a motor vehicle accident, your car and the other car may each have a…

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Drunk Drivers Hit U.S. Roadways Leaving Wake of Destruction

It happened 112 million times in 2010. According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates, about four million drunk drivers got behind the wheel and hit the roadways 112 million times. And, studies show, men make up the largest number of offenders. More than 80 percent of the drinking and driving occurrences involved…

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Large Truck Crash Causation Study Reveals Driver Errors

According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, accidents involving 18 wheelers and other commercial vehicles are on the rise in the U.S. In 2010, 500,000 commercial trucks were involved in accidents. Over 100,000 serious injuries and over 5,000 fatalities occurred as a result of those accidents. Only 3,200 fatalities from large truck accidents occurred…

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Manufacturers of Recalled Automobiles Responsible for Injuries?

Manufacturers shoulder a unique responsibility to the public. Simply by releasing a product into the stream of commerce, a company takes on an obligation to guarantee that the item is reasonably safe to use in its intended capacity. Inevitably, some defective products wind up reaching the public market. In the context of motor vehicles, defects…

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Accident Rates Rise After Texting Ban

Texting while driving has been banned in Louisiana since 2008, making it one of 30 states that currently outlaw the practice. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) accident data shows that more than 6,000 deaths happened in the U.S. as a result of distracted driving in 2008. In July of this year, Louisiana legislators made…

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The Real Dangers of Truck Driver Fatigue

They’re the biggest things on the road: semi-trucks rolling on our nation’s highways and interstates at high speeds. Fatigued drivers of the super-sized trucks are disproportionately involved in fatal crashes and accidents involving serious injuries. The National Transportation Safety Board states that “truck driver fatigue may be a contributing factor in as many as 30…

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Gordon Speaker – National Save a Life Tour

Gordon was invited to speak at the National Save a Life Tour by the Baton Rouge Safety Council.  The tour was at Addis Community Center.  The National Save a Life Tour was very successful. Gordon McKernan was able to speak to 3 different area high schools about the various types of consequences that they may face when they…

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Gordon McKernan Injury Attorneys Welcomes New Attorneys

Gordon McKernan – Injury Attorneys is proud to announce the addition of three attorneys.  The firm is always striving to serve our clients in a more efficient and compassionate manner.  Our new attorneys are:  Charles C. Boykin, hired to represent our Spanish clients and Michael J. Montalbano, III joined us shortly after he decided to…

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Gordon McKernan Speaks at Glen Oaks High School Career Day

Gordon McKernan spoke to the high school students at Glen Oaks High School Career Day about career choices.  What determines what you will be?  Mainly character and leadership qualities.  Gordon spoke about different qualities that he has exhibited through his life that have assisted in shaping him as a person and ultimately as an attorney.

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Gordon Speaks to Teenagers at Abounding Love Ministries

Gordon spoke to over 150 pre-teen and teens at Abounding Love Ministries.  In attendance were some of his staff to speak to the children about the law, continuing education and safe driving.  The young adults participated by answering questions.  Gordon handed out prizes to the ones that answered correctly.

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Gordon McKernan Speaks at East Baton Rouge Laboratory Academy

Gordon McKernan speaks to two high school classes on April 21, 2011 about ‘Career Day – What’s Up With Your Life?’  The students were very involved in the presentation, asking questions about being a attorney, making commercials, the types of law, education and why Mr. McKernan loves practicing law.

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NBC33/FOX44 Interview Gordon McKernan at Earl K. Long

NBC33 / FOX44 recognize Gordon McKernan at Earl K. Long on Friday, March 12 at 10 am for the television donations. They do an informal interview about why Mr. McKernan donated the TV’s. Mr. McKernan said that because God has blessed him and the Gordon McKernan Injury Attorneys, he enjoys giving back to the community…

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Gordon McKernan Injury Attorneys Relocates to a New Building

On November 15, 2010, Gordon McKernan Injury Attorneys relocates it’s offices from our old home on Jefferson Highway.  We relocated our Baton Rouge office to 5630 Bankers Avenue, Baton Rouge – this office is conveniently located off I-10 and College Drive in Baton Rouge.  Come visit us!

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