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C The Difference: Real Story of Client Involved in Life Altering 18 Wheeler Accident

C THE DIFFERENCE: 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. 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 reasonable settlement which would provide for our clients' future needs. One of our attorneys captured this entire clip. There are companies who do only legal videography and as a general rule of thumb a similar video from one of these companies could cost anywhere from $9,000-$15,000. Because we were able to do the legal videography in-house, we saved a large expense which saved more money for our clients. Moreover, the story comes across the best because it is directed by their own attorney who knows the most about them as their storyteller. After watching this video, you will understand these clients still have a long road ahead. We are collecting cards to send over the next few years as words of encouragement to our clients. If you would like to participate and send a kind encouraging word to our clients, please e-mail your words of encouragement or send a letter and we will make sure it gets passed along. We hope to have enough words of encouragement to send over the next 2 years as one client faces coping with a brain injury due to the accident and the other is now his sole caregiver. Words of Encouragement to be passed along to the clients can be sent to: Email: ccardone@cardonelaw.comMail: 829 Baronne Street, New Orleans, LA 70113.

Posted by Cardone Law Firm on Wednesday, September 11, 2019

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.

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.

negligent_driver-300x200You might hear about (or know someone involved in) a vehicle accident where people were hurt as a result of a commercial truck driver’s negligence behind the wheel. But, sometimes, truck accidents can occur due to the errors of people other than the truck driver. If that describes your case, would you know what to do next?

Just as in any injury action involving a vehicle accident, your case requires having the right proof and the right arguments so that you can hold those responsible accountable and get the compensation you profoundly need. To help you get that done, be sure to seek and retain an experienced Louisiana injury attorney.

Log_Truck-300x200Louisiana boasts many vibrant industries, including oil, natural gas, commercial fishing and tourism. But do you know which industry is #2 in Louisiana? It’s timber. Which such a large timber industry also comes some potential drawbacks, like roadways accidents involving log-hauling trucks. These loads are often extremely heavy and, if a crash happens, the consequences are frequently severe.

If you’ve been injured in an accident with a log truck, it’s very possible that you suffered substantial harm, including a mountain of medical bills, an extended time off work and a lot of pain and suffering. To make sure what you get what you deserve in a civil lawsuit, be sure you act swiftly to retain an experienced Louisiana accident attorney to represent you every step of the way.

passing_a_truck-2-300x200If you’re a tractor-trailer truck driver, and you’re involved in a serious accident caused by another driver, such as one that causes your rig to overturn, your legal case can many different aspects. Certainly, the driver of the car who lost control and hit your rig is potentially liable, so you may be able to sue the driver and his insurer for the driver’s negligence.

That may not be enough. In Louisiana, the state minimum coverage requirements for auto insurance are quite low. For example, a driver is only required to have coverage that provides “payments of $15,000 for bodily injury to one person.” That means that obtaining a full recovery main entail taking on multiple insurance companies, including the other driver’s insurer, as well as separate underinsured/uninsured motorist (UIM) coverage insurers. To be sure you’re getting everything you deserve out of your case, be sure you have an experienced Louisiana injury attorney on your side.

warehouse_trucks-300x199When hiring a delivery truck accident attorney in Louisiana, you can turn to the trusted advice of Cliff Cardone at the Cardone Law Firm.

How is a delivery truck accident different than any other accident on the road?

Truck crashes are almost always serious, and are very often catastrophic. They are emotionally grueling, but they are also, in many instances, legally complex. Be sure you have the services of an experienced Louisiana injury attorney to help you get the beneficial results you deserve.

According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, 2017 was a very deadly year for truck crashes that inflicted fatal injuries. (The institute has not released the numbers for 2018.) 4,102 people died in wrecks involving large trucks, making it the first time in a decade that the total number of deaths exceeded 4,100. Some fatal truck accidents are unavoidable, but too many occur as a result of someone failing to do his/her job as well as he/she should. Whether it was a driver driving unsafely, a maintenance worker failing to complete truck repairs properly, or a trucking company putting unsafe trucks and/or drivers on the road when it reasonably should have known better, many people die every year in this country due to negligence in relation to semi trucks. If you have been hurt, or have lost a loved one, due to a trucking accident reach out to a Louisiana personal injury attorney.

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.

Any type of injury case can involve multiple steps (or multiple parties) toward obtaining your successful outcome. There can be motions to compel discovery, motions for default judgment, motions for summary judgment, motions to amend, and many more techniques. All of this may sound very technical, but what it’s meant to show is that, to give yourself the best chance of getting the fullest recovery in your case, it pays to retain experienced New Orleans truck accident attorneys who are knowledgeable in these strategies and more.

An example of this type of case was a straightforward rear-end accident with a truck that still required many types of legal procedural steps. The litigation began when two dump trucks collided in Belle Chasse. Specifically, Michael’s truck rear-ended Carlos’ truck while both drivers were waiting to unload their loads. Michael’s employer’s auto insurance company paid Carlos $8,700 for the damage done to his dump truck by the accident.