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A man flying off of his bicycle into the grass.

What Damages Can I Recover in a Louisiana Bicycle Accident?

Louisiana has often been named one of the most dangerous states for bicyclists. More people are opting to ride instead of drive because of the cost savings and reduced environmental impact. This means it’s more likely that cyclists will get involved in a crash. Very often, drivers and cyclists don’t know how to share the…

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When Do I Need to Report a Baton Rouge Car Accident?

A lot of uncertainty can follow a Baton Rouge car accident. There’s often lots of conflicting information. You may not know whether you need to contact your insurance company or go to the doctor. Another important step you may be in doubt about is whether you need to report the accident. If you intend to…

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Can a Pedestrian Get Compensation if They’re Partly at Fault for an Accident?

Both residents and visitors to Louisiana enjoy walking around and enjoying the outdoors. The weather is warm year-round, making cities like Baton Rouge ideal for exploring on foot. However, pedestrians need to be careful. Since they have to share the roadways with motor vehicles, their safety is often at risk.  When a pedestrian gets hit…

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What Are the Laws Governing Motorcyclists in Louisiana?

Many people love the thrill of riding a motorcycle on the open road. Unfortunately, as enjoyable as the experience is, it’s also dangerous. Motorcyclists are at risk of serious injury or death if they get involved in a crash. That’s one of the reasons why there are laws in place to govern the behavior of…

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23-Year Old Man Crashes into Baton Rouge Home and Kills Man

Last Saturday, on February 29, a man driving a car in Baton Rouge crashed into a car that was parked on the side of a residential road. The home belonged to the Pineda family. At about 2:30 am, a neighbor heard the crash and came running out of her home. The neighbor said she saw…

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Couple Ejected from Motorcycle When Hit Deer in Martin, Louisiana

As it gets nicer out, more couples are going to head out to enjoy a ride on their motorcycles. And, most of the time, they’ll make it home just fine. Sadly, that wasn’t the case for Dan and Kimberly Youngblood of Coushatta, Louisiana. The couple set out on their 2015 Harley Davidson on Friday, March…

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Shreveport Man Killed in Tractor Trailer Crash

Car accident attorneys are often asked what to do if you get into an accident out of state. These can be complicated cases. Where would you file your legal claim? Whose law applies? This is something that will need to be determined in a crash that happened this past week in Stanton, Texas. Stephone Taylor,…

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How Can I Get Workers’ Comp Benefits in Baton Rouge?

Almost all employers in Baton Rouge and elsewhere in Louisiana must have workers’ compensation insurance. This no-fault system is designed to compensate injured or ill workers for lost wages, medical bills, and permanent impairments. It covers both traumatic injuries and occupational diseases that happen in the course of employment. Traumatic injuries result from one-off accidents…

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Does Accepting Workers’ Comp Bar Me from Suing My Employer?

Most employees in Louisiana who suffer workplace injuries or illnesses are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. Depending on their condition, they may get compensation for medical care and vocational rehabilitation as well indemnity wage benefits. The employer’s workers’ compensation insurer is responsible for paying these benefits. It doesn’t matter if the injury was your employer’s…

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What Are Some of the Myths Regarding Louisiana Pedestrian Accidents?

Louisiana is one of the most hazardous states for pedestrians. According to a study by Smart Growth America, Louisiana is fourth in the country for pedestrian fatalities. Between 2008 and 2017, 1, 047 walkers were hit and killed by drivers. Among Louisiana cities, Baton Rouge stood out. It was 12th among the metro areas on the Pedestrian Danger…

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