Can I File For Bankruptcy During My Personal Injury Lawsuit?

In today’s uncertain economic times, you may find yourself needing to file for bankruptcy. If you do, it may affect aspects of your personal injury lawsuit. It is important to discuss your pending personal injury lawsuit with your bankruptcy attorney. What is bankruptcy? Bankruptcy is a legal process that helps people who cannot pay off […]

Dangers of the Oil Field

The oil industry has long been a backbone of global energy production. It drives economic growth and provides millions of jobs. However, along with its major impacts, it is important to know the basic dangers and risks of working in the oilfield. This article focuses on the various dangers that oilfield workers face, ranging from […]


Injuries can be devastating. The road to recovery is stressful. It can be a long and frustrating process. The insurance company might refuse to handle your claim fairly, accuse you of exaggerating, or making things up. If you must file a lawsuit, it can be overwhelming. Typically, our clients have never been involved in a […]

Louisiana Dram Shop Lawsuits

Can you sue a bar for overserving customers? The answer is different from state to state. The relevant laws are called “dram shop” laws. In Louisiana, bars (or social hosts) are not responsible for overserving people over the age of 21 who leave and hurt or kill themselves or someone else. But if the bar […]

Oil Rig Worker Helicopter Crashes

Oil companies and contractors often rely on helicopters to transport them to and from offshore oil and gas rigs. Sadly, these helicopters sometimes crash, causing catastrophic injury or death. The law provides civil actions for damages to workers who are injured in a helicopter crash while on the job. They may seek compensation for their […]

Oil Well Blowouts Injuring Workers

The Deepwater Horizon Disaster is the most infamous and dramatic blowout in recent memory. Many workers were killed and injured when this well lost control in the Gulf of Mexico. This is not an isolated incident. Injuries can and do occur periodically when oil wells blow out. Fortunately, the law provides recovery to injured workers. […]

Monetary Damages in Personal Injury Lawsuits

What Money Damages Can be Awarded in Personal Injury Lawsuits? The law defines damages as monetary compensation awarded to a plaintiff by a court of law in a civil action. Judges and juries can award damages in cases of negligence, if they also find a person or organization is liable for the harm caused to […]

UM insurance for personal injuries

In Louisiana, every driver must have liability insurance. Liability insurance pays when you cause a wreck and hurt someone else. But your insurance can also cover you when someone who does not have insurance (or who does not have enough insurance) hurts you. La. R.S. 22:1295. This is called underinsured/uninsured motorist (“UM”) coverage. UM coverage […]

Defense medical exams in personal injury cases

In a personal injury case, the defense has the right to ask for you to submit to a physical medical exam. The Court will allow it if the defense shows that there is good cause for it. The exams are not for your medical treatment. The whole point of the exam is to rebut your […]

Insurance and personal injury lawsuits

In Louisiana, every driver must have insurance. The law helps protect people who are victims of car crashes. As you can imagine, car insurance plays a big part in personal injury lawsuits and personal injury settlements. This article will tell you about a few important types of insurance. Mandatory insurance In Louisiana, every car must […]

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