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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.

knee hit on trailer hitchHave you ever been walking down a sidewalk or in a parking lot and almost struck your leg on a trailer hitch? What about a luggage carrier or bike rack protruding from the back of a car? Or maybe you were in a retail store or some other place of business and a shelf or an electrical outlet box was sticking out too far.

Many times pedestrians, invitees, or patrons will be walking in the grocery store or just walking down the street when they strike a protruding object. It is possible that they did not see the object or maybe they saw it but did not have enough time to react before hitting it. Either way, these hazards may cause an individual to trip, slip, or fall to the ground which, in turn, can cause a serious injury.

Today, it feels like you cannot go anywhere without hearing about Coronavirus. It is certainly filling everyone’s thoughts each day. There is so much that remains unknown, but during these times of doubt, the health and safety of our community is the top priority. coronoa

However, for some individuals, reality of the virus has already set in. Day after day, we watch the numbers of individuals being diagnosed with Coronavirus rapidly increase. Many families are also having to deal with death of loved ones as a result of this illness. Dr. Anthony Fauci, NIAID Director, recently revealed that between 100,000 and 240,000 of our fellow American’s could die from COVID-19.

Man slipping near caution signCoronavirus is on everyone’s mind, and rightfully so. In this time of uncertainty, the safety and well-being of our clients, staff, friends, and community at large is our top priority. However, life goes on for us at the Cardone Law Firm. We are getting calls, emails and texts from folks who have been involved in accidents and need our help.

Yesterday, I received a call from a prospective client, Jeffrey, who complained about injuries he suffered in a slip and fall. These cases can be extremely difficult for attorneys in Louisiana to obtain a recovery for you. Louisiana Law is crafted to favor shop owners, restaurants, retailers, supermarkets, hotels and other retail establishments.

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.

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Vehicle collisions are unpredictable and the severity of your injuries dependent on so many factors.

Depending on the circumstances of your accident, some of the most common injuries individuals suffer from are neck strains – also known as whiplash. Whiplash injuries frequently occur in rear-end accidents as occupants are generally thrust forward in a very unsafe manner.

Many of us are familiar with the phrase “he said, she said.” This can often refer to a case in family court. Sometimes, an auto accident case can present a similar situation, when there isn’t much evidence, and the testimony of the drivers involved paint two very different pictures. Many times, this type of situation may be challenging for an injured plaintiff to win. That is not always the case, though, if the facts of the case indicate that the injured driver is entitled to the benefit of something called a legal “presumption.” Using various legal concepts like presumptions can be an important part of a successful case. For more information about your case and which presumptions might help you succeed, reach out to a knowledgeable Louisiana truck accident attorney.

When you are injured in an commercial truck accident in Louisiana, it is extremely important to retain experienced Louisiana truck accident counsel right away, and to pursue your case in a timely and persuasive manner. It is essential to make sure you’ve put your “best foot forward” when you go to trial because, win or lose, it is generally hard to get most trial court verdicts overturned on appeal. One recent case highlights this, with the Louisiana Court of Appeal expressly noting that the plaintiff’s award was “on the high side,” but it was still required to be upheld and enforced.

Many people who are involved in auto accidents wonder how their health insurance may come into play if they need treatment, or, if they used their health insurance to pay for treatment relating to an auto accident what will happen to their medical bills. This blog entry will also discuss other avenues available under your auto insurance policy to recoup expenses paid toward medical bills relating to an auto accident. The purpose of this blog entry is to explain some of the basics relating to health insurance and auto accidents and the current state of affairs as they stand in Louisiana today.

AUTO INSURANCE – MEDICAL PAYMENTS COVERAGE

The title of this blog is misleading because I don’t believe people can get more money for their auto accident without hiring an attorney. I am a prime example of this. When I just started my legal career (less than 6 months after being licensed), I was working at an insurance defense firm and I was involved in an auto accident that was not my fault. I only had minor soft tissue injuries. Being a young attorney, I was advised not to file a lawsuit since I only had minimal injuries, and if I did file a lawsuit, I was advised it may look bad since I would be suing insurance clients our law firm did business with at the time. I opted to not file a lawsuit, or hire a private attorney and I tried to handle my own claim individually and under the radar in the claims process, since after all – I was an attorney!

I’ve learned a lot since that time and I am going to share with you my true and real experiences and my unbiased advice.

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