How Long Does an Insurance Company Have to Pay Property Damage Claims

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Insurance companies’ timeline in determining the resolution of a motor vehicle claim relies on the terminology “reasonable amount of time.” As frustrating as it may be, the good news is the law indicates a specific time frame that insurance companies must abide by in fixing a motor vehicle upon a settlement of a claim

How Lockout/Tagout Prevents Industrial Accidents

Safety in a workplace is one of the main concerns of every company and worker. Workplace safety for routine and non-routine activities is so important that regulations are in place to ensure that safety procedures, training, and compliance are followed. For non-routine activities, lockout/tag-out procedures are in place to prevent certain unnecessary mishaps in the […]

Who is Responsible for Dog Bite Injuries?

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Generally, dog bite laws in Louisiana hold the animal’s owner responsible for the damages caused by their pets if there is a known history of aggressive behavior. However, a landlord of the owner of the dog or animal that caused the injury can also be held responsible.

Common Causes of Boating Accidents

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Total control of the boat is crucial to prevent boat accidents. Proper operation of a vessel also requires the operator to be able to make quick and rational decisions to prevent accidents.

Do I Have to Buy Rental Car Insurance?

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Under Louisiana law, it is not mandatory to obtain or possess car rental insurance to rent a car in Louisiana if the renter has an existing coverage for their vehicle or can present another source of comprehensive and collision or liability insurance coverage.

Do Roundabouts Reduce Traffic Accidents?

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Roundabouts are designed to enhance the flow of traffic for motorists, bicyclists, and pedestrians. Roundabouts are also adapted to improve traffic safety by redirecting some of the conflicting traffic that causes crashes to traditional intersections.

Are Domestic Violence Charges Felony or Misdemeanor in Louisiana?

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Due to the nature of the alleged crime, law enforcement officials often arrest an accused even before a proper investigation is done. This is often problematic since an accurate investigation is necessary to determine whether a crime has indeed occurred and the person charged has committed such a crime.

Is DUI/DWI a Felony or Misdemeanor in Louisiana?

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In Louisiana, DUI/DWI offenses are categorized between felony and misdemeanor DUI/DWI. First and second DUI/DWI offenses are classified as misdemeanor charges, while a third or more DUI/DWIs are charged as a felony.

Steps in a Louisiana Criminal Case

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A Louisiana criminal court case can have multiple parts and it can be difficult to know what is happening at each stage of the case.  While each case in unique, there are several common steps that you can expect in your case.