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elevatorWDSU TV reported this summer on the untimely death of an office worker in New Orleans. The man died after the elevator carrying him stalled between floors, and, after a long delay, he attempted unsuccessfully to jump down to the next floor below. The tragic ending is a reminder that elevator accidents can potentially have dire consequences. When an elevator accident causes you to suffer harm, you need to act swiftly and retain a skilled Louisiana elevator accident attorney to get to work for you.

The WDSU report indicated that, according to employees who worked there, the elevators at the Executive Plaza had issues frequently. One worker stated that the “elevators go out every day. The fire alarm goes off and the air condition(ing) goes out and people are always getting stuck.”

July 5, 2017 was one of those days. An elevator carrying several people became stuck between floors 3 and 4, according to a report completed by the NOPD. One worker stated that the air conditioning wasn’t working either. After more than 30 minutes, one of the office workers decided that he needed to take action. He attempted to exit the stuck elevator car and jump down to the third floor. The jump was not successful, and the result was tragic, since the man fell all the way down the elevator shaft. He died from the injuries he sustained in the fall.

Cardone-Law-Firm-Auto-Accident-300x225With the sheer amount of personal injury lawsuits that occur at any given time, wouldn’t it be simple if these cases were compiled in a book to determine the value of your personal injury case? Luckily, such books exist in the realm of law and competent lawyers can effectively evaluate your case by understanding precisely how to use them.

Our dedicated New Orleans personal injury lawyers at Cardone Law Firm have experience using quantum books to our client’s advantage and we want to shed a little light on how they are used to help properly evaluate your case.

What Are Quantum Books?

louisiana-lawyers-295x300After you’ve had to suffer through a serious car accident and personal injury, it’s nice to hear some good news. Few individuals know this but you may have some options when it comes to finding the best Louisiana venue to file your personal injury claim.

Luckily, you don’t have to make this decision on your own. The dependable New Orleans personal injury lawyers of Cardone Law Firm have the knowledge and experience to help you find the right jurisdiction and venue to file your case.

When deciding on which Louisiana venue to bring your case, there are a number of items to consider. To begin with:

insurance-claimThe evaluation process of your personal injury claim is one of the most crucial moments following a car accident. It is at this point that the insurance company will determine how much your injuries are worth.

Of course, every personal injury claim is different, and each insurance company handles their claims differently. There are, however, some general procedures that most insurance companies will follow regarding a personal injury claim.

Unfortunately, these “standard procedures” are not always created to best serve the client. Far too often, insurance companies refuse to pay out or will undervalue personal injury claims for any number of reasons.

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You’ve been hit by another person in an auto accident. Anytime this happens, it is stressful. When the driver who hits you is also uninsured, the stressfulness is that much higher. While you undoubtedly have much on your mind during this time, it is important not to overlook your potential legal case. Insurance companies often will do everything they can to minimize their payouts, so you should do everything you can to ensure you get a fair recovery, including working with knowledgeable Louisiana car accident counsel. By working with skilled counsel, you may find you have more options than you’d think.

One recent example of this involved a man named Brandon, who was injured when he was involved in a three-vehicle accident in the summer of 2013. At the time, Brandon was driving a vehicle that he owned and that he insured. The driver who hit Brandon was uninsured. Brandon filed a claim with his insurer, and the insurer allowed Brandon to receive an amount equal to the policy limit of his uninsured motorist coverage.

In many situations, the policy limit of your uninsured motorist coverage may be far less than the total amount of damages you suffer as a result of harm caused by an uninsured driver. In these situations, it pays to understand exactly what the law allows you to do to obtain recovery for all of the harm that you’ve suffered.

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There are approximately 6 million car accidents in the U.S. every year with around 2 million drivers experiencing permanent injuries as a result of these incidents.

At Cardone Law Firm, our dedicated New Orleans attorneys frequently work with medical professionals, engineers, and private investigators to gather valuable information in order to accurately present a solid case in court and obtain compensation for our deserving clients.

Because recognize that car crashes can cause substantial physical, emotional, and mental pain, and we believe that awareness is the first step to safety. Should you be involved in a car accident, it is important to understand some of the most common injuries caused by car crashes so that you do not jump to any conclusions when it comes to receiving medical care.

construction workerAs a construction worker, you understand that there are certain dangers that come with your job. One risk that you probably don’t expect, though, is being involved in an elevator accident because the elevator malfunctions and crashes. However, that is exactly what happened to several workers working on a condominium construction project in the Central Business District of New Orleans this summer. The accident injured five and is a reminder that, as with almost anything else, elevators fail sometimes, and, when they do, people can get hurt. When that happens, it pays to have skilled Louisiana elevator accident counsel on your side.

On a promotional web page, The Standard condominium in the Central Business District is billed as boasting “a visionary’s passion for thoughtful, future-facing design.” The property is scheduled to open in the spring of 2018. In the summer of 2017, though, that design was still under construction. WWL TV reported that, on July 28th, workers next door to the project heard what they described as the sound of an elevator’s emergency braking system giving way, and then they heard the sound of the elevator crashing down seven stories to the ground.

At the time of the accident, 11 people were inside the elevator. That number meant the elevator was well below capacity, Doug Castro, who worked for an OSHA training and safety education entity based in New Orleans, told WWL.

stop signThere can be many different way that the opposition in your auto accident case may seek to defeat your claim. Sometimes, some of those strategies involve challenging the things you did or didn’t do. This may involve proving that you were partly to blame for the accident, or, if not, it may involve accusing you of failing to take all of the appropriate steps to minimize the harm you suffered or, in legal terms, mitigate your damages. With representation from a knowledgeable Louisiana car crash attorney, you can address and defeat a claim that you failed to take the steps needed to minimize your harm.

An example of this scenario was the lawsuit filed by Juliet, who was in a two-car collision south of Baton Rouge. Juliet was driving her Honda Accord when Austin, who was traveling along an intersecting road, ran a stop sign and slammed into Juliet’s vehicle. The impact threw the Honda off the road and into a ditch, causing significant injuries to Juliet in the process.

The crash totaled Juliet’s Honda. After several trips to doctors, Juliet received a diagnosis of “cervical spine strain/spasm/contusion and whiplash.” Despite numerous sessions of physical therapy, Juliet’s neck spasms and burning sensations continued to trouble her for many months after the accident.

uber-car-accident-lawyer-300x202We are currently experiencing what is known as the “sharing economy”. Hundreds, if not thousands, of companies have emerged on the scene to accommodate this phenomenon which is dominating popular culture. From sharing cars to homes, the “collaborative consumption” model is transforming many industries.

A few of the more well-known companies involved in the sharing-economy include:

  • Airbnb

fogSuffering an injury in an auto accident in which weather or atmospheric conditions play a role can present some distinct challenges. Since the law recognizes an “act of God” defense, your case may encounter some unique hurdles in pursuit of compensation for the harm you’ve suffered. With the help of a knowledgeable Louisiana car accident attorney, you may still be able to succeed despite an opponent’s claims of an “act of God.” In one injured man’s case, he won his appeal because he persuaded the court that the defendant’s inaction opened it up to potential liability.

The holiday season was not 100% happy and bright for a Louisiana man named Scott in 2011, when he found himself involved in a multi-car pile-up. In the pre-dawn hours of Dec. 29, 2011, he was a passenger in a vehicle that encountered heavy, dense fog and smoke along westbound Interstate 10 in the New Orleans area. Visibility dropped to near zero. The driver began braking but hit the truck in front of him. That vehicle was stopped because it had rear-ended the vehicle in front of it. The vehicle carrying Scott was subsequently hit by two more vehicles.

In multi-car collisions, the facts may indicate many different possible strategies in terms of legal action. The involvement of numerous drivers means that there may be multiple different people or entities that could be liable to you for the injuries that you suffered in the crash. Additionally, if some outside person or entity did something to create a dangerous situation that led to all of the collisions, that person or entity may be at fault too.