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

The McKernan's and Kim Mulkey at 2023 College World Series Image

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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Pointe Coupee Ambulance Crash

Pointe Coupee Ambulance Crash

Late Tuesday morning in Pointe Coupee Parish, two people were killed when the ambulance they were in collided head-on with a semi truck, WBRZ reports. The tragedy occurred on LA-1 at its intersection with Deaton Lane in Morganza. It’s currently unknown what caused the wreck between the Acadian ambulance and Coca-Cola delivery truck on June…

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

Baton Rouge Rougarou's Gordon McKernan Night on June 30 Image

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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Jacob’s Law to Enhance Offshore Worker Safety Takes Effect Soon

gavel and scale for law

After years of persistent advocacy, a bill aimed at strengthening safety regulations for offshore workers, also known as Jacob’s Law, is set to be fully implemented. The bill that requires location detector beacons on life jackets for offshore workers was signed into law by Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards. The legislation, named after Jacob Matt…

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A Widening I-12 Gives Covington Residents Much to Hope For

I-12 expansion in Covington

St. Tammany Parish traffic is legendarily bad. In fact, it’s so bad that over 20,000 residents belong to a Facebook group named “West St. Tammany Traffic and Donuts.” However, thanks to some big changes on I-12 near Covington, that group may have less to complain about. On a 3.5-mile section of the Interstate between U.S.…

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Remains of Four Men Recovered After Gulf of Mexico Helicopter Crash

helicopter crash in the gulf of mexico

In a tragic incident that unfolded in the Gulf of Mexico, the remains of four men have been brought onshore five days after a helicopter crash near an oil rig. Following the Thursday crash, the U.S. Coast Guard tirelessly devoted countless hours to combing the waters off Louisiana, relentlessly searching for the missing passengers. According…

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Driver Arrested After Truck Plows into Crowd Outside Tiger Tavern Daiquiris

truck driver crashes into crowd breaking front door

Friday, the night of June 16th, chaos erupted outside Tiger Tavern Daiquiris on Highway 44 as a driver recklessly backed their truck into a crowd of individuals. Witnesses were left in a state of shock as the front of the bar suffered significant damage. According to the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office, the suspect behind the…

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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

BRAHL Coloring Contest Winner Image

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 

LSU Baseball Giveaway Banner Image

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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Evacuation Order Lifted After Fire at Southwest Louisiana Refining Company

Evac order lifted after fire in southwest LA

An evacuation order was lifted earlier today for residents near Calcasieu Refining, a company in southwest Louisiana. Believed to have been started by a lightning strike, the fire erupted at a chemical storage tank during a storm. Thankfully, the local authorities and several fire brigades took swift action, taming the blaze and ensuring safety for…

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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

birds eye view of speeding truck on bridge

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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Go Cart Accident Kills One in Shreveport

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Tragedy struck in Shreveport on Sunday, May 29, 2023, when a man was pinned under a sedan in his go-kart and killed. KTBS reports that on a dimly lit section of the 3700 block of St. Vincent Avenue near Forest Park Cemetery, Shawn Williams was pinned under a sedan when his go-kart made a U-turn…

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

Gordon McKernan. What happens if the person who hits you doesn't have insurance?

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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Common Head-On Collision Injuries

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Head-on collisions can be incredibly dangerous because they involve the impact of two vehicles colliding directly with each other at high speeds. This can cause devastating injuries and even death, making them one of the most serious types of car accidents. Our team of head-on collision lawyers has witnessed the severe physical and psychological consequences…

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Fatal Accident Involving 18-Wheeler Forces Closure of Northbound I-49

I-49 Closure for Fatal Truck Accident

A tragic truck accident unfolded on May 20th as an overturned 18-wheeler brought traffic to a standstill on I-49 Northbound near Pont Des Mouton. According to Lafayette Police, the catastrophic collision occurred when the massive commercial truck, traveling along I-49 N, struck an abandoned vehicle parked on the shoulder near East Butcher Switch Road. The…

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Opelousas Police Department Introduces Handheld Speed Cameras for Automated Speeding Citations

Opelousas Police Department sign

Louisiana drivers who are used to pushing the gas pedal may face the consequence of speeding tickets more often via mail delivery. Opelousas Police Department in Acadiana is currently training its officers to utilize cutting-edge technology to issue speeding violations without pulling over offending drivers. This innovative approach aims to enhance community safety and enable…

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Common Causes of Truck Rollover Accidents

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Truck rollover accidents can be some of the most devastating and dangerous incidents on the road. These accidents can cause significant damage, not only to the truck but also to any other vehicles and people involved. Many individuals who have suffered a truck rollover accident count on our experienced Louisiana truck accident lawyers to help…

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Lanes on I-10 East on Atchafalaya Basin Bridge Reopened After Fatal Vehicle Fire

basin bridge closure

In a tragic car accident early this morning, one person lost their life in a vehicle fire that forced the closure of I-10 East on the Atchafalaya Basin Bridge. The Louisiana State Police have confirmed the fatality, although the victim’s identity remains undisclosed. The highway closure occurred shortly after midnight, as reported by the Louisiana…

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Fatal Two-Vehicle Crash on I-10 East Claims the Life of a Texas Man

police car lights on crash scene

In a tragic incident on May 11, 2023, a fatal two-vehicle crash occurred on Interstate 10 eastbound, resulting in the death of a man from Texas. The crash led to the closure of all lanes on I-10 Eastbound near LA-975, according to the Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD). At the time of this article,…

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Meet Our 2023 Gordon’s Grads Winners

Gordon's Grads 2023

We’re excited to announce that we have selected the 12 winners of our 2023 Gordon’s Grads giveaway. At Gordon McKernan Injury Attorneys, we are committed to uplifting our local communities and making a meaningful impact on the lives of those around us. Every year, we launch Gordon’s Grads, a giveaway created to support graduating high…

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Tigers’ Quarterback Garrett Nussmeier Signs NIL Deal with Gordon McKernan

Garrett Nussmeier

Gordon McKernan has signed a Name, Image, & Likeness (NIL) deal with Tigers Football quarterback, Garrett Nussmeier.  “I’m thrilled to welcome Garrett to the G Team. I’m confident this partnership will be mutually beneficial and look forward to working with Garrett throughout his career. Expect to see Garrett in our marketing soon.”  Gordon Mckernan Rated…

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Alexis Morris Talks Second Chances and Basketball with Gordon McKernan During Podcast Episode

Alexis Morris Grubbin' with G

Grubbin’ with Alexis! Our latest “Grubbin’ with G” episode featured Alexis Morris, NCAA National Champion and second-round WNBA draft pick for the Connecticut Sun. The episode delved into Morris’ upbringing, her basketball journey and more, all the while shedding light on her humility and perseverance.  During the podcast, McKernan and Morris discussed their partnership, which…

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Truck Accident Settlements and Verdicts

18 wheeler driving on highway

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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DeSoto Parish Train-Truck Crash

DeSoto Parish Train -Truck Crash

On Wednesday, May 3, 2023, a person was taken to the Hospital after driving into the path of a train in south DeSoto Parish, Louisiana, reports KTBS. The collision happened at U.S.-171 and New Benson Road, south of Mansfield. The crash caused a UPS truck to flip onto its side, but thankfully only one injury…

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18-Wheeler Truck Rollover on I-12 Near Hammond

18-Wheeler Truck Rollover on I-12 Near Hammond

WBRZ reports that mid-Sunday morning, April 30, 2023, a tractor trailer overturned on Interstate 12 near Hammond. While it’s currently unknown if the crash impacted traffic patterns on the highway, we do know that the driver was able to walk away, albeit with minor injuries. While we can’t be certain what caused the driver to…

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BRPD still searching for second responsible for police-chase crash

black four door sedan crashed into a pole

Early last Friday morning, April 28, 2023, two people crashed their car after leading police on a high speed chase, reports WAFB. Of the two, one has been arrested so far; police are still searching for the other person involved. The chase happened after a vehicle burglary was reported, police followed the purported car, and…

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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?

Doctor applying a plaster cast and bandages to patient forearm and wrist to immobilize after fracture injury.

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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Truck Carrying Heavy Equipment Flips Along I-10 West

workers on flipped truck

Around 6 p.m. on April 20th, 2023, a tractor-trailer hauling a bulldozer and other construction equipment flipped on its side off I-10. The crash happened near the LA 415 exit, backing up traffic to the Mississippi River bridge. As of this writing, no injuries have been reported, but the crash caused a major slowdown in…

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Help Gordon McKernan Remain the Reigning Family Favorite Attorney in Baton Rouge

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Nominate Your Family Favorite Attorney The nomination period for Baton Rouge Parents Magazine’s Family Favorites contest is now open until Monday, May 15! Our law firm’s commitment to excellence has allowed Gordon McKernan to win Family Favorite Attorney in the past and we hope he does again this year. McKernan prides himself on building a…

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Gordon McKernan and Coach Kim Mulkey Partner for Tigers Women’s Basketball Parade

Kim Mulkey LSU parade

Parading in Style Gordon McKernan made an appearance with Coach Kim Mulkey during the Tigers Women’s Basketball Parade, which welcomed home the team after its NCAA Championship win. The parade was on April 4 at Louisiana State University. Hundreds of enthusiastic fans gathered to celebrate the Lady Tigers’ remarkable victory. As a long-time supporter of…

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5 Delivery Truck Accident Statistics You Should Know

workers unloading boxes off delivery truck

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”

Angel Reese | Grubbin with G

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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18-Wheeler Overturned on I-12 Near Hammond, Causing Delays

overturned truck on I-12 near hammond

On April 11, 2023, near Hammond, an 18-wheeler overturned on an exit ramp roundabout on Interstate 12. Cleanup took several hours at the site, on the northern end of U.S. Highway 51, during which time the southbound traffic on that highway was detoured on I-12 to the I-55 interchange to New Orleans. At the time…

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Gordon McKernan Partners with Tigers Women’s Basketball to Give Away Three Autographed Basketballs 

LSU Basketball giveaway

Win a Piece of Basketball History! We’ve partnered with the NCAA Women’s National Championship team, Tigers Women’s Basketball, to give away three autographed basketballs.  The Tigers faced the Iowa State Hawkeyes in the 2023 NCAA Women’s National Championship this past weekend. The team walked away with the first NCAA championship title in the program’s history.…

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

Flau'jae | Grubbin with G

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!

Gordon McKernan Shamrocked

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

school bus broken down on the side of the road

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?

piping and containment on rig mid ocean

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?

subrogation paperwork on clipboard with pen and calculator

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 U.S.

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

Commercial trucks are the backbone of the American economy, transporting over 70% of all shipped goods. This vital role necessitates strong trucking industry standards. These standards ensure not only fair treatment for truck drivers but also the safety of everyone on the road. Semi-trucks, 18-wheelers, and other big rigs are much larger than passenger cars,…

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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

No lifeguard sign near pool with life preserver in the background.

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

Confused

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!

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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

Caucasian depressed man at home. Mental health

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

shelton sampson

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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