Serving on a Jury? What You Need to Know

If you have been summoned to serve on a jury, congratulations! You can now say that you have performed your civic duties in service to your community. In the United States, we have unique laws that protect an individual’s right to a trial by jury, a right that doesn’t exist in many other places. This […]

What Auto Insurance Should I Carry?

Deciding what auto insurance to carry can feel like a daunting task. Many Americans overpay on car insurance simply because they have not ever shopped around for better coverage. According to, the average Louisiana driver overpays on their car insurance premiums to the tune of $1200 per year. Since car insurance is compulsory, it […]

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Personal Injury Attorney Serving South Louisiana

What To Do About A Car Accident

It happens. You are driving or riding along and – BAM! – you are in a wreck. Now what? First, breathe. Now check your safety and that of the other occupants of the vehicles. Call 911 to report the wreck and any injuries. DO NOT LEAVE THE SCENE OF THE ACCIDENT unless you are injured […]

Auto Insurance Part I: How Much Liability Coverage Is Enough?

Question: What is Automobile Liability Coverage? How much should we buy? Short Answer: “Liability” is the legal word for money owed to others for the losses that we create through our mistake or through the mistake of someone, like a child or an employee, for whom we are responsible. Since driving a car is the […]

Auto Insurance Part II: Uninsured Motorist (UM)

Question: What is Uninsured or Underinsured Motorist [aka “UM”] insurance coverage? How much should we buy? Short Answer: In short, UM coverage protects us against injuries, harms, and losses caused by negligent drivers who don’t carry any, or don’t carry enough, liability insurance adequately to compensate our losses from an accident. Limits are available in […]

Acadiana Auto Accident Attorney

Car, Motorcycle and Truck Accidents make up a significant portion of Louisiana bodily injury and wrongful death claims, but even so they cannot be considered routine. Each accident must be investigated to establish case specifics. Victims of car accidents are entitled to compensation for their harms, which may include property damage, injury/death, medical bills, lost […]

Making Life In Acadiana Safer

Our legal system’s approach to injury cases in Louisiana and America helps to repair harms suffered due to mistakes while also motivating positive change to avoid future harms. We recently ran across a great example of this in our practice. In October 2016 one of our clients was pushing her family member in a wheelchair […]