How are Lost Wages Determined After a Car Accident?

If you’ve been in a car accident, you’ve likely missed some work to recover from your injuries. It’s possible that you’re still out of work, or even that you’ll be unable to work for weeks, months, or even years. Thankfully, the average number of missed days is much lower than that—around 11 missed work days—but…

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T Bone Car Accidents in Louisiana

T-bone crashes, also known as side-impact collisions or broadsides, are some of the most deadly crashes on Louisiana roads and highways. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), T-bone accidents account for nearly 20% of fatal collisions—more deadly than any other collision type. What exactly is a T-bone accident, and how common are…

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Accidents on the Atchafalaya Basin Bridge

Every day, over 30,000 people travel on the Atchafalaya Basin Bridge between Lafayette and Baton Rouge. The bridge—also called the Louisiana Airborne Memorial Bridge—was the longest bridge in the country when it was finished in 1973. Its 18 miles is now the 3rd longest in the country, and 14th longest in the world. Tragically, the…

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What to Do if You Get in a Car Accident on I-10

Louisiana I-10 bridge is prone to car and truck accidents | Gordon McKernan Injury Attorneys

Interstate 10 carries millions of passenger vehicles, big rigs, and more across the country every year. Louisiana sees some of the most traffic on I-10 through major cities like Lake Charles, Lafayette, Baton Rouge, and New Orleans. With all the traffic, it’s no surprise that over 100 deadly car accidents happen on I-10 each year…

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Is My Car Accident  Settlement Offer Fair? 

A Louisiana Car Accident Lawyer Explains Calculating the total value of the injured victims’ losses in a car accident is rarely a simple matter. The factors that go into a car wreck injury settlement involve medical bills, lost wages, and other costs that have already been incurred from the accident, as well as anticipated future…

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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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The Most Dangerous Highways in Louisiana

Louisiana is known for its beautiful bayous, thriving and unique culture, and for being the “Sportsman’s Paradise.” Sadly, however, Louisiana is also known for containing some of the most dangerous highways in the country. Between 2016–2020, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that there were 3,571 fatal motor vehicle crashes in Louisiana, or around…

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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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