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man looking at damage to homeResidents of the Louisiana gulf coast are not strangers to hurricanes, but there is no doubt that there is a long road ahead for those who are heading home from evacuation and beginning to salvage what is left of their homes.

Hurricane Laura ripped through the southwestern region of Louisiana early Thursday morning leaving many homes and businesses in ruins. The storm also left at least six people dead before continuing to travel northeast. The storm may have moved quickly, but it surely left a path of destruction behind.

emergency vehiclesWhen a car accident occurs, police cars, fire trucks, and ambulance vehicles may be called to the scene to help in a time of crisis. As drivers, we have a duty to yield to oncoming emergency vehicles to allow them to maneuver through traffic. But, what about when one of those vehicles is involved in an accident? Who is responsible if you are involved in an accident with the police or first responder?

Emergency vehicles often travel at high speeds and quickly move between lanes and other cars to reach their destination. This puts them and other drivers on the road at a higher risk of being involved in an accident. More than 6,000 accidents each year involve ambulance vehicles and nearly 30,000 crashes which involve fire trucks. Additionally, there are as many as 300 fatalities per year as a result of police pursuits.

fender benderMany people know the feeling of frustration when trying to obtain fair compensation for any bodily injury and property damage after getting into a car accident. Auto accidents happen every day to even the most cautious drivers, but are the victims of these accidents telling the truth? Or are they trying to finesse the insurance company?

Unfortunately, honest people often pay the price for those who are out to scam insurance companies. Liars, cheaters, and crooks have no business being plaintiffs in personal injury cases. Especially when there are individuals who are legitimately hurt and would like to pursue a genuine claim, not just get a quick check.

louisiana highwayJust a few months ago, many states began implementing stay-at-home orders due to the Coronavirus outbreak. As a result of more people staying at home, the number of commuters on the road drastically dropped. With less traffic and congestion on our highways, one would think that the number of motor vehicle accidents also plummeted. But, the truth is the exact opposite of what you would believe.

The National Safety Council reported that the number of motor vehicle fatalities per mile driven increased by 14% in March 2020 compared with March 2019. Although the number of miles driven dropped by over 18%, these deadly accidents continued to increase. In March 2019, the mileage death rate per 100 million miles driven was 1.07. Comparably, this number rose to 1.22 in March of this year. This includes drivers, passengers, pedestrians, and cyclist.


We handled this case for over 5 years, and needless to say, these two clients held a very special place in our heart, and they always will. We can truly say, God matched two great people together and it was a pleasure getting to know them both. A good attorney will learn everything they can about their clients. Their passions, their fears, their background – who they are. We did just that to put together this video story which was presented to the Defendants 1 month before trial.

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This video story will take you on a journey with our clients. It’s a hard journey, and there is still a long road to go. We were able to successfully settle this case 3 days before trial. While we were ready to go, we were able to secure a fair and Personal-Injury-Truck-Accident-Attorney-New-Orleans-Cardone-Law-Cliff-Cardone-5-300x167reasonable settlement which would provide for our clients’ future needs.

twin span The Twin Span bridge was closed Friday morning in the eastbound direction due to an overturned 18-wheeler.

The accident happened around 8:30 a.m. State police told WDSU that the tanker is leaking fuel and the bridge will be closed for an extended period of time. According to New Orleans EMS, two people were taken to the trauma center. Drivers should take U.S. 90 or the Causeway Bridge until further notice.

What is a rideshare company?

Rideshare companies (also known as Transportation Network Companies or Peer-to-peer ridesharing) provide driver-for-hire ridesharing services to consumers by contracting with freelance drivers who use their personal vehicles to transport passengers. This service is provided through a smartphone app that is convenient and often inexpensive. Simply pull out your phone, request a ride, and within minutes you’re on your way. Once you arrive at your destination, simply get out and move on with your day. The app handles the payment automatically. They are extremely convenient and easy to use. But there are also some serious concerns about how these services operate, how they screen their drivers, and how they protect their customers if there’s an accident.

(Houston, TX) A pickup driver admitted to drinking several tequila shots before crashing into a Lyft car and killing its passengers. Erik DeLeon, 21, is facing intoxication manslaughter and intoxication assault charges in the deadly crash, according to Sean Teare, head of the Harris County District Attorney’s Office Vehicular Crimes Division.

DeLeon told police he had just left an establishment before he slammed his pickup into two vehicles, killing the Lyft passenger, who was minutes away from home after flying into Houston from a business trip, Teare said. The passenger was texting his wife during the ride, telling her he was almost home when the crash happened.collision

In New Orleans, you don’t need an excuse to parade or party. Mardi Gras in particular is one of the biggest holidays in New Orleans generating an estimated $840 million dollars each year. While a vacation is supposed to be a time filled with fun, laughs and excitement – when you add the mass amounts of tourists in with the locals, copious amounts of alcohol and partying, you are bound to have a few accidents.

If you are vacationing in the Big Easy and are injured due to someone else’s carelessness, it’s crucial to know what steps to take next.

bicycle_accident-300x200Any time one experiences the death of a loved one due to the negligence of others, it is a painful time. The handling of a death case requires a knowledgeable and skilled attorney who has years of experience with wrongful death and survival action cases. A fox8live.com report followed the story of a southeastern Louisiana man killed in an auto accident. Steven was a 59-year-old bicyclist headed west on LA-58 in Terrebonne Parish.

According to reports, a driver in a Chevrolet Tahoe SUV, who was also traveling westbound on LA-58, approached Steven from behind. She hit Steven’s bicycle with the front of her SUV. The injuries inflicted on Steven in the accident were catastrophic. The local coroner’s office pronounced him dead at the scene, according to the fox8live.com report.

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