Dangerous Intersections in New Orleans

Personal Injury

Car accidents commonly occur at intersections in New Orleans because vehicle drivers, pedestrians, and bicyclists can have difficulty communicating with one another quickly and nonverbally. It may be hard for one driver to turn, for instance, while another driver merges. At the same time, a pedestrian may walk across the street and a bicyclist may […]

Complete Guide To Uber & Lyft Accident Claims

Uber Accidents

Unlike 20 years ago, it’s now easy to get a ride from anywhere and anytime by either using Uber, Lyft or any other ridesharing company out there. However, the conveniences of rideshare services come with their own setbacks. To make it worse, they are complex when it comes to getting compensated due to the many […]

A comprehensive guide on filing a wrongful death lawsuit

Wrongful Death

Losing a loved one is a harrowing experience. It is even more devastating if the death could have been prevented. When you lose someone because of another person’s or company’s recklessness, unlawful acts, or negligence, it is a wrongful death. Who Can Make a Claim? Wrongful Death or Survival Action? Causes of Wrongful Death Car […]

What To Expect From An Injury Law Firm

Injury Law Firm

What to Expect When Hiring an Injury Law Firm You never know when an accident can happen and you are injured through no fault of your own. Whether it’s an automobile accident where another party is at fault or you slip and fall at a business – hiring an injury law firm, like Smiley Law Firm, […]

Ultimate Guide to Hiring a Construction Injury Lawyer

Personal Injury

Have you ever been in an accident at a construction site? I’m sure you know the risks of working in a construction site. Ask anyone who got into an accident during construction and they will tell you how many issues they encountered. Besides the injuries sustained in a construction accident, the medical bills can pile […]

Ranking New Orleans As A Biking Community

Personal Injury

Although New Orleans is ranked as the 10th most populous bike and pedestrian city out of the top 50 biggest cities in the US, the city ranks 49th for the percentage of the 350,000 residents getting the recommended amount of physical activity. New Orleans also ranks seventh in the nation for per capita spending on bicycle […]

What Law Applies to Your Admiralty Claim?

Personal Injury

What Is An Admiralty Claim? When you are injured on certain types of boats, whether you are a worker or a passenger, your claims come under the area of law known as “Admiralty or Maritime law”. There are special rules that govern injuries under these conditions, and whether this type of law even applies. Here […]

Death on the High Seas Act

Personal Injury, Wrongful Death

Death On The High Seas Act – Explained Wrongful death claims are brought by families of the victim to compensate them for the loss of a loved one due to the negligence or recklessness of the defendant. The Death on the High Seas Act (“DOHSA”) provides similar relief for the families of workers killed due to negligence […]

Bike Safety in the French Quarter

Bike Safety

With nearly 350,000 residents, and ranked in the top ten most populous US cities for biking and walking levels by the 2014 Benchmarking Report, New Orleans can seem like a wild place to consider bicycling. New Orleans has been ranked as a Bronze Bicycle Friendly Community since 2011 by The League of American Bicyclists, and seventh in […]

Making Claims Under The Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act

Workers Compensation

What Is The LHWCA? The Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act, 33 U.S.C. §§ 901–950 (“LHWCA”)provides certain work-related benefits to dockworkers and other maritime workers, while undergoing medical treatment or after an injury. Under LHWCA these workers are entitled to 2/3 their weekly pay as temporary compensation, as well as, medical and indemnity benefits. Categories Of […]

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