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Drunk Driver Injures Twenty-Eight at Endymion Mardi Gras Parade

The biggest parade of the New Orleans Mardi Gras season was tragically interrupted late last month when a pickup truck crashed into a crowd of onlookers. The crash injured twenty-eight spectators, including a police officer at the scene and a small child. Most of the injured were hurt seriously enough to be taken to area hospitals, and five people were admitted in critical condition. On a positive note, no one was killed in the incident, and none of the injured had life-threatening injuries.   Charges Issued The twenty-five-year-old driver of the pickup was not hurt in the crash and was arrested at the...

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Medical Malpractice Damages in Louisiana

Has Medical Malpractice Affected You?  Now that you have read the other blogs, and have determined whether or not you have been a victim of medical malpractice, you should start learning about the damage laws in Louisiana regarding medical malpractice. Once your medical malpractice claim has made it past the medical review panel, there are some things that you should understand and begin to take action on. One of the first moves you should make is calling a Baton Rouge personal injury attorney. This way, you have someone knowledgeable on your side, fighting for you. Here is what you should know about...

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Determining Medical Malpractice, Continued

What You Should Know About Medical Malpractice In our last blog, we began discussing the parameters for determining if you’ve been a victim of medical malpractice. To reiterate, a medical malpractice claim must first go through a medical review from a panel of experts before litigation can begin. But that is just one aspect  of what Louisiana considers medical malpractice. Another aspect that should be understood about medical malpractice laws in Louisiana is who can be a defendant, and what a medical error is. There are multiple potential defendants, as there are also multiple medical errors that can lead to a...

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Determining If You Have a Medical Malpractice Case In Louisiana

Do You Have a Medical Malpractice Case  If you have recently been injured, were ill, or had any other reason to visit a hospital or physician you may want to consider what your experience was like. Were you better after leaving their facility or were you worse off after receiving care from them? If you believe that you did not receive proper care, you may want to consider hiring a personal injury attorney in Baton Rouge. A Louisiana personal injury attorney will ask all of the right questions for you, and even questions you would have never thought to consider. If...

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Have a Talk About Safe Driving with Your New Teen Driver

Have a Safe Driving Talk with Your Teen Your son or daughter has just celebrated their 16th birthday. It’s a huge step to make in life as turning 16 is a right of passage to getting your driver’s license. Now that your teen has their driver’s license, and a new-found independence, it is time to talk to them about safe driving practices and the consequences of not exercising good habits when behind the wheel. It is important they understand the importance of safe driving because even when you do everything right someone else can hurt you in an accident, at which...

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Statute of Limitations Regarding Medical Malpractice

Louisiana Statute of Limitations For our final informative blog regarding medical malpractice, we find it necessary to outline what the statute of limitations on a medical malpractice claim looks like. Again, doing your own research on this topic will help you be better equipped in your fight for the damages you may be entitled to. With that being said, to be even better equipped, it’s important that you also arm yourself with a medical malpractice attorney in Baton Rouge. Having an advocate that is knowledgeable in the realm of litigation and medical malpractice will give you better chances of a successful...

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Teen Driver Realities

The day has come where your child has earned their driver's license. We realize that we referred to your child’s milestone as being earned, and it’s because we believe driving is a privilege. When anyone gets behind the wheel, they not only have a responsibility to be a safe driver, but they have a responsibility to keep anyone in their car safe, as well as other drivers on the road. As an adult, it may be second nature, or common sense that this is how seriously driving should be taken, but it’s important that you relay this understanding to your new driver as...

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What Can A Personal Injury Lawyer Do For You

Personal Injury and Representation When it comes to personal injury, there’s a wide range of help that a personal injury lawyer can offer to you. It should be understood that some cases will end up better than others, but with the right accident attorney, the results could mean that much better of an outcome. You want an accident lawyer that you can trust to guide you in the best way possible. One that will truly represent you, and have your best interest in mind. At Spencer Calahan Injury Lawyers in New Orleans, we aim to provide you with honest representation and promise...

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How to Properly Document For An Accident Claim

Documenting Your Auto Accident When it comes to auto accidents, there are so many different things that can happen when trying to deal with the aftermath. Imagine, you are driving safely down the road when suddenly you are t-boned by another vehicle. As you sit in your car in the middle of an intersection, you realize you have just been in a car accident. You turn your car off and begin to figure out your next plan of action. For many victims of careless or reckless driving, this can be a difficult time. But it is important that you get the...

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Hit and Run Victims Part Two

How To Handle a Hit and Run  In our last blog we discussed the important steps you should take if you end up being a victim of a hit and run. Our last tips, while helpful, onl y scratch the surface. We thought it was important to continue to cover the full extent of all tips that will help you to handle your hit and run situation. Here are a few more tips to equip yourself with if you should become a victim of this careless crime. Tips To Handle Your Hit and Run  Look for Witnesses - After you’ve taken a look at...

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Hit and Run Victims

How To Handle A Hit and Run Imagine this: You’re sitting at a red light patiently awaiting your turn to proceed when suddenly your airbags are deployed and you’re in pain. It’s smoky in the cabin,  and you now realize that someone has just slammed into the back of your vehicle. As you start to gather yourself and move towards evaluating the damage, the car that hit you begins to drive away. They’re  taking off from the scene of the accident, leaving you to deal with it yourself. It is at this moment you realize that you are a victim of a...

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Personal Injury Case vs. Personal Injury

Knowing The Difference Oftentimes, our personal injury attorneys get cases that come across our desks that don’t necessarily qualify as a personal injury case. We want to make a clear distinction for our readers, of what a personal injury case actually is, and what qualifications it needs to be taken on by one of our accident attorneys. Personal injury can take the many forms. It can be an auto accident or an accident that occurs within a friends or neighbors home. Every situation is different, but every personal injury case will beg one question: Did your accident occur due to the negligence...

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