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It is estimated that in the United States more than 5 million people are living with a permanent disability caused by traumatic brain injury. That number doesn’t include the 2.8 million cases reported each year by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Sadly, many of these individuals do not find the medical care and support they need to gain back control of their lives.

Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) are as catastrophic as broken bones, spinal cord injuries, or amputations and can leave profound effects on the physical, psychological, and social well-being of the victim.

Your New Orleans traumatic brain injury attorneys at the Cardone Law Firm recognize that there is a lot of false information spread about TBIs. Whether it is misguided family members or uninformed friends offering you advice, it is always in the best interest to take a TBI seriously. If you or a loved one has suffered a traumatic brain injury, please seek medical attention immediately.

You’ve survived a near head-on collision with an 18-wheeler but you swerved into the median barrier. You walk away from this commercial truck accident with what appears to be only minor scratches and bruises but a few days later you notice a sharp and sudden pain in your neck.

You visit a doctor and are diagnosed with a disc tear, and now the trucking company the other driver works for isn’t even returning your calls. What do you do?

What you need is representation and not just any personal injury lawyer will do. When you’re looking for a dedicated, trustworthy personal injury and car accident lawyer in New Orleans, look no further than the Cardone Law Firm. Our dependable team has the experience and knowledge necessary to get you the recovery you need.

mardi grasThis time of year is, obviously, an extremely festive one in New Orleans and around Louisiana. Along with all of the happiness and revelry, however, will also come some misfortune and injuries. In some cases, the injuries may be a result of insufficient precautions. When that happens, you may be entitled to compensation from those who didn’t take those reasonable precautions. For answers and representation in these and other kinds of injury situations, talk to a skilled Louisiana premises liability lawyer.

A recent case from Terrebonne Parish presents an unfortunate picture of revelry that got out of hand. Albert, a sheriff’s deputy for Terrebonne Parish, accepted a job working security at a pool party put on after Houma Carnival and hosted by one of the parade’s most well-known krewes. At the party, alcohol allegedly flowed freely, which was probably not a surprise to the deputy. However, at one point during the wild party, as a fight broke out, and Albert attempted to intervene and break it up, members of the krewe turned on him and attacked him, according to his complaint. Albert suffered a concussion and other serious injuries, the Houma Times reported.

Albert sued the club. In many situations, an entity like a Carnival or Mardi Gras krewe cannot be held legally liable for the acts of third parties. There are certain situations, though, in which a group might become liable based upon acts that made it independently negligent (and to blame) for the injuries that occurred. That was what Albert’s lawsuit argued. His legal brief asserted that “the krewe’s complete and total lack of effort in attempting to monitor and or control the distribution and consumption of alcohol at its pool party, coupled with its historical and actual attitude of encouraging wild and anything-goes krewe gatherings,” made it negligent. According to the Times, the brief also asserted that the krewe member in charge specifically “fostered the crowd’s belligerent attitude of a wild west brawl.”

At Cardone Law Firm, one of our biggest priorities is ensuring our clients are well informed about their specific case and the laws surrounding it. Unfortunately, court T.V. shows and films, as well as well-intentioned friends and families, often spread inaccurate information about how a personal injury claim works.

Our New Orleans car accident and personal injury attorneys want to debunk these myths in order to give you clear-cut insight into how the filing process for personal injury claims works. If you or someone you loved has been involved in a car accident recently, read this for a better understanding on how we can serve you.

Myth #1: You Can File a Claim at Any Time in the State of Louisiana

Every year, 2.5 million people in the U.S. suffer from the awful effects of traumatic brain injury (TBI). Whether it is a mild blow or severe impact to the head, the consequences of TBI can be destructive to your physical and mental health.

In the face of such a terrible hardship, who will you turn to for guidance? Who will serve as your advocate?

These types of suits are very demanding, requiring specialized skill and attention. Luckily, the Cardone Law Firm has successfully handled a wide variety of TBI cases for clients of all ages. Our New Orleans personal injury lawyers are committed to providing the best legal support while you recover from your serious and potentially lifelong symptoms that come along with brain injuries.

According to Head Case, 3,800,000 concussions were reported in 2012, double of what was reported in 2002.

This growing and troubling form of traumatic brain injury (TBI) can have a huge effect on brain function. Usually caused by a violent impact to the head or upper body, a TBI can produce results that are often temporary but can lead to long lasting issues if multiple concussions occur over a period of time.

Unfortunately, many of the individuals who suffer from concussions are young children and teenagers who participate in contact sports such as football, soccer, or martial arts.

In 2015 alone, 4,311 large trucks and buses were involved in fatal crashes, an 8 percent increase from statistics collected in 2014.

At Cardone Law Firm, we firmly believe in fighting for those who have suffered the loss of a loved one due to a wrongful death caused by an accident with a semi-truck. If you have lost a loved one because of a large truck accident, know that even as you read about this sensitive subject, you have our deepest sympathies during this difficult time.

What does the court take into consideration when filing a wrongful death claim?

One of the most frequently asked questions our New Orleans personal injury attorneys receive from car accident victims is – “How much is my personal injury case is worth?” As every individual case is different, with a variety of factors taken into consideration to evaluate the value of the suit, it can be challenging to provide a simple answer that covers every unique scenario.

Generally speaking, however, we understand which factors are taken into account when determining the value of your case, as well as the types of damages (or compensation) that you may receive from your claim. Trust in the dependable Louisiana personal injury attorneys of Cardone Law Firm to provide you with the most valuable information and stability you deserve to get your life back on track.

When it comes to understanding the value of your personal injury case and the type of damages that you may receive, consider the following information.

car-accident-mistakes-300x200The steps you take after a car accident are crucial to any insurance or legal claim you make following a wreck. Understandably, you may be shaken or distraught after a severe accident but it is important that you avoid making certain mistakes which can harm your personal injury case. This is especially true with insurance companies who are ready to skew your actions and words for their own financial benefit by either denying your claim or undervaluing it.

At Cardone Law Firm, our experienced New Orleans personal injury attorneys take every measure possible to ensure that you have a strong case. You can trust in our dedicated Louisiana car accident lawyers to adequately represent you in litigation and to skillfully work with your insurer to make sure you get the recovery that is rightfully yours.

Following an auto accident in Louisiana, there are a number of mistakes that you are going to want to avoid including:

cardone-auto-accident-checklist-300x200If you have been hurt in a car accident, the experienced Louisiana car accident lawyers of the Cardone Law Firm are here to help you. We understand that in the immediate aftermath of an accident, you may be unsure of what steps you need to take to protect yourself, your health, and your financial stability. You may be facing mounting medical bills, the repair or replacement of your vehicle, and the loss of money from time off of work.  By hiring an experienced attorney from our firm, you can focus on what is most important – your recovery – while our trustworthy team focuses on getting you the compensation you deserve.

We have included this helpful checklist of things to do following an accident to make sure you are protected. If you have questions about your specific situation, please do not hesitate to call us directly to discuss your legal options. With over 40 years of experience, we are a dedicated firm that can get you the results you need to move on with your life following a serious auto accident. Phone Cardone at (504) 522-3333 to discuss your case.

Steps to Take Following an Accident