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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Man Accused, Arrested of Causing Fatal I-20 Crash in 2020

deadly car accident in shreveport

According to booking information on the WPSO inmate roster, 61-year-old Rickey Darden has been arrested and jailed in Webster Parish. Darden has been accused of causing the 2020 crash that led to the death of Shreveport native Kim Cannon on I-20. According to previous reporting by KTAL news, Darden was allegedly operating a 2000 International…

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Driver Injured Following School Bus Crash on Hwy 478

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In the afternoon on Monday 13 March 2023, a Natchitoches Parish school bus and a passenger car collided on Highway 478 just west of I-49 outside of Natchitoches. Multiple agencies responded to the crash, including the Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Office, Louisiana State Police, Natchitoches Regional Medical Center EMS, and others. Along with the bus driver,…

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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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Gordon McKernan Donates $10,000 to the Turner Syndrome Foundation

Mulkey Turner Syndrome Check Presentation

Doing Good and Getting It Done Gordon McKernan welcomed Tigers Women’s Basketball Coach Kim Mulkey to his main Baton Rouge office for a special check presentation. The event marked the culmination of McKernan’s “Playing for a Purpose” campaign, which raised funds for the Turner Syndrome Foundation. McKernan launched his “Playing for a Purpose” campaign in…

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

car accident from tire blow out

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

Flau'jae signing

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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CPSO Issues Warrant for Driver That Caused Major Crash on I-49

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KTAL reports that an arrest warrant was issued on February 24, 2023, for a Shreveport woman who allegedly caused a major crash on I-49, seriously injuring other drivers. 25-year-old Gorgette Riley is alleged to have caused a major crash involving herself and three other vehicles when she drove her car the wrong way on I-49…

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Trucking Regulations in Louisiana

red commercial working truck

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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Louisiana Tree Service Crane Falls on House in Shreveport

Tree service worker cutting branches off tree while leaning too far over crane bucket

On Saturday, around 9 a.m., a Louisiana tree service company’s crane vehicle experienced a significant accident in Shreveport. The incident, which occurred at a residence on Bruce Avenue in Broadmoor, resulted in the crane toppling over and smashing into a nearby home, causing extensive damage to the property and power lines. The Shreveport Fire Department…

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Gordon McKernan Launches New Series Called Grubbin’ with G

Angel Reese | grubbin with G

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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Jack-Knifed 18-Wheeler Closes I-610 East for 6+ Hours

18 wheeler driving fast on the highway

On Thursday, February 9th, an 18-wheeler jack-knifed on I-610 – closing a significant section of the interstate for 6+ hours, according to NOLA.com. The 18-wheeler truck crashed into the guardrail near the interstate merge with I-10. Unfortunately, this crash happened around 2:00 AM during inclement weather, so no injuries or causes of the crash were…

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The Dangers of Underwater Welding

cartoon of underwater welding

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

Gordon Dance Challenge

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

Mulkey Commercial

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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Enter Our Get Gordon Valentine’s Day Giveaway

Valentine's Day giveaway

We’re Feelin’ the Love! With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, we want to do something special to show the great state of Louisiana just how much we love it. Our team is giving away FIVE $100 gift cards to a restaurant of your choice for our Valentine’s Day Giveaway. Follow these steps for a…

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Gordon McKernan to Use NIL Partnerships to Raise Money for Turner Syndrome Research

Playing for a Purpose

Playing for a Purpose Gordon McKernan has teamed up with Tigers Women’s Basketball players Alexis Morris and Angel Reese for McKernan’s “Playing for a Purpose” campaign, which will raise money for Turner Syndrome awareness and research throughout the month of February.  McKernan has been eager to maximize his Lady Tiger partnerships to support worthy causes,…

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

helicopter going down in the clouds and sky

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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Gordon McKernan and Team Give Back to the Communities with GMIA Gives

Gordon Gives

GMIA Gives Giving back comes easy to the Gordon McKernan Injury Attorneys team. Every year, each of the law firm’s offices teams up for one large community volunteer initiative, but this past year, Gordon McKernan wanted to do something different. McKernan, inspired by his charity arm, Gordon Gives, launched a new initiative called GMIA Gives.…

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Nominate Gordon McKernan Injury Attorneys for Best Law Firm in Baton Rouge

Nominate Gordon McKernan Injury Attorneys for Best Law Firm in Baton Rouge

Best of 225 Awards Baton Rouge’s 225 Magazine has launched its annual Best of 225 Awards. Every year, 225 Magazine encourages residents to support for the best local shops, restaurants, law firms, and more in the Best of 225 Awards online ballot.  The nomination period is currently open until February 8 at 5 p.m. Please…

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How is Louisiana Law Different from Other States?

downtown New Orleans Louisiana Mardi Gras Decoration

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.

MLK Day 2023

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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Win An Autographed Football from Jayden Daniels!

Jayden Daniels football giveaway

Calling all Tigers Football fans! To celebrate a dominant Citrus Bowl win, Gordon McKernan and Jayden Daniels have teamed up to give away two footballs signed by the Get Gordon Athlete, Tigers’ quarterback and Citrus Bowl Champion. You can enter to win by completing the following steps: The giveaway will end on Friday, January 20th, at 11:59…

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Top 10 Most Dangerous Trucking Companies in the US

A tractor trailer crash on highway with a skid mark of the swerve

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

Lit Pizza Giveback

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?

Auto accident involving two cars on a city street

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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We Miss You, Stolen Santa!

Happy Anniversary, Stolen Santa! December 14, 2021: It was that jolly time of year again when we started to see holiday cheer everywhere we went! For Gordon McKernan Injury Attorneys, this includes festive decorations, our annual Christmas Bike Giveaway and our inflatable Santa Claus. The 20-foot inflatable that sat outside of our main Baton Rouge…

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Coach Kim Mulkey Gets It Done

Gordon Mckernan and Kim Mulkey

Gordon McKernan has signed an official partnership agreement with Tigers’ Women’s Basketball Coach Kim Mulkey.  On Tuesday, Gordon shared a post teasing the partnership. Using a graphic featuring Mulkey’s silhouette, Gordon asked his followers to share their guesses on the attorney’s latest partnership.  A beloved Louisiana native and a critical figure in the success of…

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Louisiana Right of Way Rules: Explained

High risk of collision. A road sign with an exclamation point and two cars that crashed into each other

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


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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Happy Gordon McKernan Day!


Did you know that December 8 marks Gordon McKernan Day? Baton Rouge Mayor Sharon Weston Broome honored McKernan’s presence in the local community with a day proclamation. It’s no wonder that Gordon McKernan falls on the eighth day of the month given his locally famous phone number 888-8888. The day proclamation exists as a testimony…

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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

i-10 truck accident

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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Five-Star LSU Commit Shelton Sampson Jr. Got It Done

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Keep ’em coming! We’ve signed a Name, Image, & Likeness (NIL) deal with Shelton Sampson Jr., a Louisiana high school wide receiver and one of the nation’s top receivers in the class of 2023.  Baton Rouge native Sampson is a senior wide receiver for Catholic High School’s football team. Rated 5 stars by ESPN, Sampson…

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Common Signs of Nursing Home Abuse

Old Man in Wheelchair

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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ULM Star Wide Receiver Tyrone Howell Got It Done

Tyrone Howell signed by Gordon Mckernan

Go Warhawks! We’ve signed a Name, Image, & Likeness (NIL) deal with Tyrone Howell, a wide receiver for the University of Louisiana Monroe’s football team.   Since signing his first NIL deal with Tigers Women’s Basketball star Alexis Morris in December 2021, Gordon has taken Louisiana’s NIL scene by storm. Given his continued success with his…

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

A tractor trailer crash on highway with a skid mark of the swerve

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

Car Insuance Adjuster

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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Gordon Gives Annual Bike Giveaway Event

Bike Giveaway

Happy Holidays! We’ve launched our annual Bike Giveaway event, which will provide 425+ free bikes in 7 different cities across Louisiana.  This year marks our firm’s tenth annual Bike Giveaway event. What started out as a 94-bicycle giveaway in the Greater Baton Rouge area has since grown into a 425+ bicycle giveaway in multiple cities…

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Angel Reese Joins The G Team

Angel Reese signed by Gordon Mckernan

Buckets! Tigers women’s basketball forward Angel Reese has signed a Name, Image, & Likeness (NIL) deal with our frim. Rated the No. 2 overall player in the class of 2022 by ESPN, Reese deservedly earned her spot at the top. She led her high school basketball team at Maryland’s St. Frances Academy to three IAAM…

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10 Steps to Take After Being in a Motorcycle Accident

Helmet & Motorcycle

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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Tigers’ Defensive End BJ Ojulari Got Gordon

BJ ojulari signed by Gordon Mckeran

We scored big, again! Tigers Football defensive end Jamiu Bolaji “BJ” Ojulari has signed a Name, Image, & Likeness (NIL) deal with Gordon McKernan. Rated a 4-star prospect and the No. 9 weak side defensive end by 247Sports, Georgia native Ojulari has transcended as a Tiger. After playing in all 10 games during his freshman…

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True Freshman Mason Taylor Signs NIL Deal With Gordon McKernan

Mason Taylor signed by Gordon Mckernan

Mason Taylor, a true freshman tight end for the Tigers, signed a Name, Image, & Likeness (NIL) deal with our firm! Taylor got his start at south Florida’s St. Thomas Aquinas High School. Starting as a tight end for the 2020 7A Florida state champion team and named to the Miami Herald All-Broward 8A-6A first-team,…

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LSU Running Back Josh Williams Gets It Done

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Welcoming Tigers Football running back Josh Williams to The G Team! Born and raised in Texas, Williams attended Houston’s Kinkaid High School, where he played on the baseball, basketball and football teams. Despite his diverse athleticism, football always played a key role in Williams’ life. Williams, whose father is former Oakland Raiders running back, Jermaine…

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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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LSU Tigers QB Jayden Daniels Signs His First NIL Deal with Gordon McKernan

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Touchdown! We’re thrilled to share that we’ve secured a Name, Image, & Likeness (NIL) deal with Tigers Football quarterback Jayden Daniels, which marks Daniels’ first NIL partnership.  With three seasons of starting experience under his belt, Daniels has quickly proved himself a valuable addition to Coach Brian Kelly’s offense. On November 5, the LSU Tigers…

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We’re Giving Louisiana Veterans Free Pizza

Verterans day 2022

To commemorate and honor those that have served in the military, we’re partnering with Lit Pizza to give free pizzas to the first 20 veterans at every Lit Pizza location in Louisiana. Veterans Day is a nationwide, annual celebration that exists to honor those who have sacrificed their lives to protect our country. In recognizing…

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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

truck crash

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

A tractor trailer crash on highway with a skid mark of the swerve

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 

Three 3 horse slant load horse trailer with dressing room

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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State Rushing Record Holder Trey Holly Joins Our Get Gordon Athletes

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Our lineup continues to grow! We’ve signed a Name, Image, & Likeness (NIL) deal with Trey Holly, a Louisiana high school running back and the state rushing record holder. Holly, a native of Farmerville, Louisiana, is a senior running back for Union Parish High School’s football team. Rated 4-stars by ESPN, Holly played on his…

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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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Talcum Powder Lawsuit Updates (2022)

Talcum Powder

Talc is a mineral that’s widely used in baby powder, facial powders, beauty products, and other products for personal use, and in various other industrial uses, for hundreds if not thousands of years. During that time, it’s mostly regarded as generally safe for use, but beginning in the 1970s, researchers began linking its use to…

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We’re Teaming Up with 14 Athletes To Raise Money for Breast Cancer Awareness


We’re Playing for Pink! We’re excited to share that we’re teaming up with 14 of our student-athlete partners to support local cancer organizations across the state in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Since signing our first NIL deal with Tigers basketball star Alexis Morris in December 2021, we’ve signed 30+ student-athletes, and counting, across…

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

Alexis NIL renewal

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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No. 1 Women’s Basketball Recruit Mikaylah Williams Joins the G Team


Buckets! Our law firm is excited to share that we’ve signed a Name, Image, & Likeness (NIL) deal with Mikaylah Williams, the nation’s No. 1 recruit in the Class of 2023 for women’s college basketball. Williams, a native of Bossier City, Louisiana, plays as a senior guard for Parkway High School’s Lady Panthers basketball team.…

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October is National Bullying Prevention Month

Stop Bullying

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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Celebrating 30 Years of Gordon McKernan


30 Years of Getting it Done This year marks Gordon’s 30th year of practicing law! This milestone anniversary serves as a testament to the reliability and longevity of Gordon McKernan Injury Attorneys, which has aimed to provide the highest quality of legal service, compassion, and support to Louisianans since day one. Our History GMIA was…

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Louisiana Ranked in Top 10 for Worst Roads

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If you’ve driven for any length of time in Louisiana, you’ve probably noticed the poor state of our roads. In fact, a new study has found that Louisiana is the second-worst state in the country as far as quality of roads is concerned, behind only Rhode Island. Our poor road quality doesn’t help when it…

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Baton Rouge Traffic Ranked Fourth Worst in US

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If you’ve been frustrated at the sometimes glacial pace of your morning commute in Baton Rouge, you’re not alone. A study performed by TomTom, the GPS and travel company, has found that Baton Rouge has the fourth-worst traffic congestion in the country, behind only New York, Los Angeles, and Miami. In 2021, Baton Rouge drivers…

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

patient with head injury due to recent 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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Enter Our Hispanic Heritage Month Giveaway

Enter Our Hispanic Heritage Month Giveaway

It’s Giveaway Time! Hispanic Heritage Month is a month-long celebration that exists to honor the history, culture, achievements and contributions of Hispanic Americans. In honor of this special celebration, we’re launching a Hispanic Heritage Month giveaway. Giveaway Rules: Like our Spanish Facebook page Share our Hispanic Heritage Month giveaway post Comment your nationality and your…

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Honoring Hispanic Heritage Month

Honoring Hispanic Heritage Month

Happy Hispanic Heritage Month! Every year, the United States observes Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15. The celebration exists to honor the history, culture, achievements and contributions of Hispanic Americans. The History In 1968, what is now Hispanic Heritage Month started as a week-long celebration under President Lyndon Johnson. In 1998, President…

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Top 5 Companies Making Self-Driving Trucks in 2022

Fleet of autonomous hybrid trucks driving on highway. 3D rendering image.

While self-driving cars, like recent offerings from Tesla, GM, Waymo and the like, are getting all the headlines, the autonomous vehicles most likely to be ready for prime time soon are autonomous trucks. That’s right—within a few years, you could be driving down the highway next to a fully automated tractor-trailer, or one that’s part…

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I-55 shut down for nearly 12 hours after a chemical spill near Kentwood

Chemical Truck on Highway

Last Wednesday, September 7th, a commercial truck hauling hospital supplies was involved in a crash on I-55 between Kentwood and Osyka, Mississippi. Among the supplies on board, the truck was hauling 6,000 gallons of chemical cleaner that spilled onto the road after the truck collided with the back of a tanker. After the incident, two…

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United States Commercial Trucking Accident Statistics

truck and car accident on highway with front of car crushed

The United States economy depends on trucking to move its freight around. In fact, about 70% of everything you buy has reached the store where you bought it in a commercial truck. Trucking as an industry is not only foundational to American capitalism; it also provides thousands of well-paying jobs to American men and women…

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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

man in wheelchair

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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We’ve Partnered with Lit Pizza to Give Away One Hundred Pizzas

We're teaming with Lit Pizza to get it done for the Hammond community by giving away 100 free pizzas on September 1.

We’ve partnered with Lit Pizza to get it done for the Hammond community by giving away 100 free pizzas on Thursday, September 1! Our team of local, hometown team of attorneys have served the Hammond community for years. We aim to show our appreciation for the community and support for one of Hammond’s newest businesses,…

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Is Louisiana a No-Fault State?

car accident argument, Louisiana Car Traffic Deaths Up in 2021

It’s essential to know the answer to the following question if you or a loved one has been involved in a car accident in Louisiana: Is Louisiana a no-fault state? At , we’re here to help, and want to be your source for information! So, first things first—Louisiana is NOT a no-fault state when it…

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What are Louisiana’s Traffic Laws?

Driver Pulled Over

While some may have a general understanding of the rules of the road, they may not know the exact traffic laws in Louisiana. So, before driving through the famous Pelican State, it’s important to learn the particulars of Louisiana road laws. Being well-informed could save you from unintentionally breaking the law and even help prevent…

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We’re Partnering with Lit Pizza to Give Away One Hundred Pizzas

We're Partnering with Lit Pizza to Give Away One Hundred Pizzas

It’s pizza time! Our firm is thrilled to partner with Lit Pizza to give away 100 FREE pizzas to the Hammond community. The giveaway will take place on Thursday, September 1, from 4 to 6 p.m. at Lit Pizza on SW Railroad Ave. in Hammond. Anyone who visits Lit Pizza during the event will win…

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Overview of Workers’ Compensation Laws in Louisiana

work injury claim paper

If you’ve ever been hurt on the job, then you’re aware of just how damaging and alarming those injuries can be. For instance, accidents that happen at work can turn into injuries serious enough to cause someone to be disabled and unable to work for a certain period of time.  Many businesses in Louisiana have…

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Common Dental Injuries in Car Accidents

Dental clinic and dental instruments

Injuries resulting from a car accident can range from the relatively minor to completely disabling. Among these, dental injuries can be some of the most serious. While you may not realize it daily, your teeth and dental health have a major impact on your overall quality of life. When your teeth are damaged, broken, or…

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Tigers Defensive Lineman Maason Smith Gets Gordon

Maason Smith signed by Gordon McKernan

Maason Smith, a top-rated sophomore defensive lineman for the Tigers Football team, joins our Get Gordon Athlete lineup. Smith joins fellow Tigers defensive lineman Jaquelin Roy, who signed an NIL deal with our firm earlier this month, as a Get Gordon Athlete. Together, the two powerhouse defensive players are sure to score big both on and off the…

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We’re Giving Away Seven Footballs Autographed by No. 7 Kayshon Boutte

Kayshon Boutte football giveaway

Lucky No. 7! We’ve partnered with Tigers Football wide receiver Kayshon Boutte for a giveaway featuring seven autographed footballs to celebrate Boutte’s new No. 7 uniform number. Schools across the nation place a special value on certain uniform numbers for college football athletes. For the LSU Tigers, one of those numbers is No. 7. The…

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Freshman Offensive Lineman Emery Jones Gets Gordon

McKernan partners with hometown hero Emery Jones ahead of his first season as an offensive lineman for the Tigers.

Callin’ Baton Rouge! Our law firm is excited to share that we’ve signed a Name, Image, & Likeness (NIL) deal with Emery Jones, a Baton Rouge native and freshman offensive lineman for the Tigers Football team. Growing up between Plaquemines and Baton Rouge, Jones’ heart has bled purple and gold from day one. Jones received…

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Meet The Newest Members of Our Tigers Football Lineup

Get Gordon Tiger Lineup takes the field billboard

And then there were 11… In anticipation of the 2021 college football season, our firm has secured Name, Image & Likeness (NIL) deals with an impressive lineup of key players from the Tigers Football team. Committed to the G Team, Kayshon Boutte, Greg Brooks, Kyren Lacy, Miles Frazier and Malik Nabers have renewed their deals,…

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Celebrate National Traffic Awareness Month With Gordon McKernan Injury Attorneys

Traffic signs, one way and no return sign

August is National Traffic Awareness Month and brings our focus to, you guessed it, traffic safety! Each day, both drivers and pedestrians become victims when they experience a car wreck that could have been avoided by the other party involved. Unfortunate events like this can turn out to be detrimental, physically and emotionally. It can…

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Tigers’ Running Back Noah Cain Joins the Get Gordon Athlete Lineup

noah cain on the g team

What a catch! Noah Cain, a Penn State transfer and Baton Rouge-born running back for the Tigers Football team, joins the Get Gordon Athlete lineup. Originally from Baton Rouge, Cain’s family moved out of Louisiana following Hurricane Katrina. Cain attended one of the top preparatory schools in the nation, Florida’s IMG Academy, where he exceled…

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DOTD is Installing Speeding Cameras in Atchafalaya

Atchafalaya Basin Bridge

Drivers commuting from Lafayette to Baton Rouge or vice versa will hopefully be a little safer, starting August 2022. The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) will be installing speed cameras on the Atchafalaya Basin Bridge—the “new bridge” on I-10—hopefully within the year. Governor John Bel Edwards signed the bill, SB435, into law in…

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