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When you are involved in a car accident, it is usually the fault of another driver who was not paying attention or was driving carelessly. But, what if you were involved in an intentional accident? One might think to themselves, “why would anyone purposely cause a car accident?” However, the sad reality is that staged car accidents are much more common than you may want to believe.

Individuals who cause staged car accidents are only looking to make a personal injury claim and get a quick check by scamming the insurance company. These types of accidents have caused auto insurance premiums to skyrocket. Insurance companies are having to spend billions of dollars to payout claims for staged accidents.

chidren at schoolSummer vacation is over, and many children are headed back to school for a new year. Schools are required to provide food, shelter, transportation, and adequate supervision for children while under their care. But, just like many other incidents, an accident can happen in the blink of an eye, even while at school.

According to the CDC, more than 200,000 children under the age of 14 sustain brain injuries each year. Most of these accidents happen to occur at school. About 56% of playground injuries result in fractures and contusions. The overall rate of emergency room visits for school related injuries continues to rise.

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.

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