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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The Difference Between Wrongful Death & Personal Injury

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The main difference between personal injury and wrongful death claims is who is able to bring the case. If the victim survives the accident, they can file a personal injury claim in Louisiana themselves. However, if the victim succumbs to their injuries and passes away, their family or estate can file a wrongful death action…

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Louisiana Car Traffic Deaths Up in 2021

According to our car accident experts who studied a report from the Louisiana Department of Transportation (DOTD), a staggering 997 people died in motor vehicle crashes in 2021. This tragic toll breaks the record previously set in 2007, and is over a hundred more people than died last year in crashes. The Governor of Louisiana,…

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5 Tips to Stay Safe After a Hurricane

Hurricane season is here again in Louisiana, and this year is slated to be a big one. So big, you might need a hurricane claim attorney. Scientists predict that there will be up to 20 named storms in 2022, with 10 hurricanes and 5 major hurricanes. While we can’t be sure where they’ll hit, Louisiana…

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Common Questions About “Lost Wages”

What Are “Lost Wages?” Lost wages are any funds that you could have earned, if not for your personal injury that prevents you from working. Usually, this term only refers to the money you could have earned between when you were injured and when you’re compensated. Your lost wages claim can cover a number of…

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Football Brain Injuries Lead to Long Term Issues

Football is so popular in the United States that it might have usurped baseball as “America’s pastime.” Especially in Louisiana, with the LSU Tigers, SU Jaguars, Saints, and more, football is the sport that’s guaranteed to be on TV sets around the state come fall. However, football can also be dangerous: even with all the…

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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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Infants Fall into Apartment Complex Pool, Resulting in Catastrophic Injury

Our team of premises liability lawyers at Gordon McKernan recently filed suit on behalf of a family dealing with the devastating aftermath of their two infant children falling into a pool at an apartment complex. One child was the victim of catastrophic brain injury who unfortunately passed away, and the sister is now quadriplegic due…

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What Types of Car Accidents Cause Traumatic Brain Injuries?

Car accidents are, unfortunately, very common in the United States. There are many causes that contribute to car crashes, such as distracted driving, impaired driving, and many more. While a good percentage of traffic accidents are accidental and result in minor and non-life-threatening outcomes, there are plenty that leads to more life-altering results, such as…

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School Bus Crash in West Baton Rouge Parish

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

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