1. Watch Out for Drowsy Drivers this Winter

    If you’ve ever experienced the frightening moment of realizing you are too tired to be behind the wheel of a vehicle, we hope that you did the responsible thing of pulling over and getting some rest or letting another driver take the wheel. Unfortunately, many people think they can continue to drive just a little bit further and end up crashing their vehicle as a result of driving while sleep de…Read More

  2. Expert Testifies Talcum Powder Caused Mesothelioma

    An expert witness called by the attorney for plaintiff Terry Leavitt left little doubt that he believed the woman’s exposure to Johnson & Johnson baby powder caused her to contract mesothelioma. “Have you formed an opinion whether asbestos in the talc powder caused her (Leavitt’s) mesothelioma?” plaintiff attorney Joseph Satterley asked. “Lab tests indicate amphiboles as well as fibr…Read More

  3. More People Are Likely To Die From Opioid Overdose Than Car Accident

    Opioid Overdose Exceeds Car Accidents For the first time ever, Americans are more likely to die of an accidental opioid overdose than in a motor vehicle crash, according to a new report from the National Safety Council. Car crashes were higher than drug overdoses for decades. Both are preventable injuries. The group calculates that the chance of dying from an opioid overdose has increased to 1 i…Read More

  4. Essay from Our 2018 Scholarship Winner On Why He Wants to Be Attorney

    Why I Want to be a Lawyer by Geremy Garcia   My name is Geremy Garcia. I’m a second year (2L) law student at Southern University Law Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. I decided that I wanted to become an attorney in my senior year of college after speaking to an oil and gas attorney. At the time, I was studying geology and thought it would be a smart move to go to law school to become an oil an…Read More

  5. Louisiana Car Accident Law Statute Codifies Personal Injury Law

    Louisiana Personal Injury; Torts In Louisiana law, all torts arise from Louisiana Civil Code 2315 which states, “Every act whatever of man that causes damage to another obliges him by whose fault it happened to repair it.”  This is called a Tort. A tort is an act or omission that gives rise to injury or harm to another and amounts to a civil wrong for which courts impose liability. In the con…Read More

  6. Why Do I Need A Car Accident Attorney ? Why Can’t I Just Handle It Without a Lawyer?

    So you've been in an accident and don't know whether you should call your insurance company, call your mother, or last on your mind... call a lawyer. Why do you need a lawyer if the insurance company is going to pay you?   The answer- because they're in the business of not paying claims, it's their business to keep money, to make money, it's a risk business. A lawyer will have knowledge of law a…Read More

  7. Don’t Do the Birdbox Challenge While Driving It Will Cause a Car Accident

    A 17-year-old Utah driver covered her eyes in a stunt inspired by the Netflix movie “Bird Box” and caused a highway crash earlier this week, a Utah Police Department revealed in a Twitter post. “What happened was, she and the teen boy passenger of hers were driving down the road and decided they wanted to do this challenge. She was wearing a sort of beanie hat and pulled that down over her e…Read More

  8. Motorcyclist Killed in Crash with Garbage Truck

    A California motorcyclist was killed in a crash with a garbage truck in California the week of January 12, 2019. The crash occurred a little after 7:20 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 9 2019 in the 15200 block of Beach Boulevard according to reports. Reports say the investigation showed that the motorcyclist had been trying to pass the garbage truck on the right and was determined to be the “at fault” dr…Read More

  9. Man Killed in Crash with Trash Disposal Truck

    A Longmont Colorado man was killed in crash with trash disposal truck January 11, 2019. A 39-year-old Longmont Colorado resident died after a fatal crash with a Western Disposal truck that happened around 11:45 a.m. Friday. The Longmont resident was driving a pickup truck southbound while the disposal truck was traveling westbound . The driver of the pickup truck, whose name is not being released …Read More