Personal Injury and What You Can Recover

Personal Injury and What You Can Recover The days and months after suffering an injury due to the fault of another can be difficult on not only your physical health but also your financial well being. This is especially true if you are unable to get back to work due to the harm. Thankfully, Louisiana allows for recovery from the wrongdoer. Although a more specific [...]

Louisiana’s No Pay, No Play Law

Understanding the Limitations to Louisiana’s No Pay, No Play Law When a victim is injured in an auto accident, there may be an assumption that they have a right to recovery for those injuries. What many drivers in Louisiana do not realize is that a victim’s right to compensation for their injuries in an auto accident is not automatic. Louisiana’s “No Pay, No Play” law [...]

Don’t Let Holiday Scams Turn You Into A Grinch

Don’t Let Holiday Scams Turn You Into a Grinch     During the Holiday Season, we all become consumers as we purchase gifts for our loved ones. A consumer is any person who uses, purchases, or leases goods or services. Even in the “Most Wonderful Time of the Year” it’s important to be wary of scams and deceptive business practices.   Here are some quick [...]

Flood Claims Ignored by Insurance Companies

TROPICAL STORM OLGA’S STRONG WINDS AND RAIN WREAK HAVOC IN LOUISIANA   Louisianans, once again, endured nature’s wrath as Tropical Storm Olga moved across the Gulf Coast on October 25 and 26.  The heavy rains and wind gusts left many without electricity—some estimating that number to be 80,000—as down power lines and wind-blown trees caused disruption.   Those whose homes and businesses were damaged will [...]

Seeking Damages Caused by Another in Louisiana

Louisiana's Supreme Court Speaks:  Prescription and First Party Bad Faith Insurance Claims   How long do you have to bring a bad faith claim against your insurance company?  Is it the one-year period applicable to tort claims or the 10-year period applicable to claims that sound in contract?   For some time, Louisiana courts have grappled with the issue and, in some cases, have reached [...]

When An Attorney Hides Information From A Client

Lomont Case Summary and Its Future Applicability ​Certain cases only have an impact on the parties involved, and then there are cases with widespread implications. The landmark Louisiana legal malpractice case Lomont v. Bennett falls squarely in the latter category.  ​This case stems from the handling of divorce and related domestic matters. The client hired an attorney who was supposed to provide legal services which [...]