Articles Tagged with Personal Injury

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According to statistics compiled a few years ago, elevator and escalator accidents seriously injure about 17,000 each year, killing roughly 30.

A recent headline was a reminder of that, as a nurse nearly died as a result of a malfunctioning elevator. The accident, reported by NBC DFW, occurred outside Louisiana, but it just as easily could have happened here. The nurse entered an elevator one day at work on the tenth floor of her hospital in Fort Worth, Texas. The elevator continued moving after it should have stopped. The nurse’s foot became trapped and, ultimately, the elevator crushed the nurse. The nurse managed to survive but spent a month in a coma. The elevator accident inflicted massive internal injuries and also left the nurse with brain damage. According to the NBC DFW report, the nurse “is expected to have a long-term recovery from injuries that are expected to impact her throughout her life.”

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In the spring of 2019, nola.com reported on a New Orleans area documentary filmmaker who released his latest work recounting the events surrounding the deadliest vehicle accident in Louisiana history (and seventh-deadliest nationwide.) The Mother’s Day 1999 bus crash on Interstate 610 in New Orleans serves as a horrible reminder of just how tragic bus accidents can be. People injured in bus crashes may have various legal options against the bus driver, the bus company that employed him, or both, for compensation for the harm they suffered. If you’re injured in a bus crash, get the professional help you need by retaining a skilled Louisiana injury attorney.

On Mother’s Day in 1999, a group, comprised mostly of residents of a LaPlace nursing home, headed east by bus to have a day of fun at a casino in Mississippi. They never made it. As the bus traveled along eastbound I-610 near City Park, it veered off the highway to the right. According to the NTSB, the bus “crossed the shoulder, and went onto a grassy slope along the shoulder. The bus continued on the side slope, struck the terminal end of a guardrail, traveled through a chain-link fence, vaulted over a paved golf cart path, collided with the far side of a dirt embankment, and then bounced and slid forward upright to its final resting position.” The crash killed 21.

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?

brain_injury-300x146Individuals who have suffered a catastrophic personal injury not only face serious health consequences but also financial issues. From costly medical bills to an inability to return to work, survivors of personal injuries can face heavy economic damages.

When facing a life-changing injury such as a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), victims may have many questions. One such question we here at the Cardone Law Firm frequently receive is, “How much money is my traumatic brain injury worth?”

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Summer is finally here and families all across Louisiana are eager to take advantage of the season. Whether you’ll be traveling in state or across state lines to enjoy a little family vacation, you’ll need to remember the importance of vehicle maintenance.

Having your vehicle breakdown on the highway while traveling – or on any other road for that matter – can lead to a disaster. Your New Orleans car accident attorneys at the Cardone Law Firm would like to remind you of a few important tips to keep your summer trip as safe as possible for you and your loved ones.     

police_boat-300x225Since the tender age of 12, local police officer Christian Coyle knew it was his mission to save lives.

In 2005, Officer Coyle was riding with his father across the Causeway when their vehicle suffered a flat. An impaired driver would end up rear-ending their vehicle. While Christian survived the accident, his father, unfortunately, did not.

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Bike riders and drivers, please take extra caution this week. We are celebrating Bike to Work Week and some very important rules must be followed in order to avoid a serious accident.

At Cardone Law Firm, our New Orleans personal injury attorneys want you to be safe this week and at all times when using a bicycle, whether it’s for exercise or personal transportation.

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You’re exhausted after a long day at the office and on your way home. Suddenly, there’s a screeching of tires and a harsh jolt that sends you forward in your seat.

In the aftermath of a severe car accident, you might suffer from a debilitating injury that can keep you out of work for weeks – or even permanently.