Suing for Emotional Distress in Louisiana

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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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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October is National Bullying Prevention Month

When we send our children to school, we hope that they’ll make friends, learn a lot, and generally thrive. However, according to research by the Institute of Education Services, around 20% of students from the ages of 12–18 are bullied at school. This statistic might be surprising, but the sad truth is that many of…

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Important Warning Signs & Symptoms of a Head Injury After an Accident

If you’ve hit your head, it’s likely you’re in pain and annoyed. However, if you’re experiencing other symptoms, even if it’s a few hours or days after your accident, you could have experienced a concussion or another brain injury. Even though concussions are frequently described as “mild traumatic brain injury” (mTBI), there’s nothing mild about…

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6 Common Types of Brain Injuries

A brain injury is one of the worst injuries anyone can suffer. While broken bones may heal and property can be replaced, a brain injury can impact victims for the rest of their lives. If you or a loved one has suffered a brain injury, you could be facing years of therapy, expensive medical treatments,…

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Hit and Run Accidents in Louisiana: What evidence do you need for a case?

Traffic accidents are some of the worst experiences you can have—even if no one is hurt, you could be saddled with hundreds or thousands of dollars in repair costs, increased insurance premiums, and more. Of course, if you’re less lucky, you could be facing thousands in medical bills, ongoing physical therapy, lost wages, permanent disability,…

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An Attorney’s Guide to Catastrophic Injury Claims

As you prepare your personal injury claim, it’s important to consider if your injury is catastrophic. A catastrophic injury can be compensated differently, and usually has different caps on damages and other legal considerations. Determining whether your injuries are catastrophic or not can make a significant impact on your personal injury claim process—but how can…

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What to Do If Your Child is Injured at School

You send your child to school every day with the implicit trust that they’ll be safe within those walls. When that trust is broken, it can be hard to know where to turn. If your child was injured at school, there are a number of things to keep in mind as you work to receive…

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What are Punitive Damages in a Lawsuit?

If you’ve been injured due to the negligence or wrongdoing of someone else, you could be eligible for compensation from multiple types of damages: Economic, or special damages, which can help pay for medical bills, the cost of lost wages, and other costs that can be documented Non-economic, or general damages, which account for the…

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What Will Insurance Reimburse Me for After a Hurricane?

Hurricane seasons in Louisiana seem to get more serious every year, so you need to make sure you’re prepared! Experts predicting a 65% chance of the 2022 season being “above average” in terms of named storms and other activity. In addition, while the traditional hurricane season is defined as running from June to November each…

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