Texting and Driving FAQ

If you think you use your smartphone too often, you’re not alone. According to TIME Magazine, people across the United States check their smartphones nearly 8 billion times each day.

Cell phones can distract drivers from the road. The National Safety Council reports that cell phone use leads to 1.6 million crashes on a yearly basis while texting and driving is six times more likely to cause a crash than drunk driving.

If you have been injured by a distracted or otherwise negligent driver, get in touch with Cox, Cox, Filo, Camel & Wilson in Lake Charles for legal advice. Call 337-800-8888 to schedule a free consultation or contact us online.

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How Much Is My Case Worth?

If you or a loved one has been in an accident, you may be considering filing a personal injury claim against a negligent party.

You will probably have plenty of questions if you’ve never filed an injury claim before ranging from how to start a personal injury claim to how much compensation you may be owned.

There are a variety of factors to consider when evaluating how much an injury case is worth.  That’s why it’s challenging to provide a single answer that covers every unique claim.

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Halloween Safety Tips

Everyone loves the magic of Halloween: trick-or-treating, scary costumes, spooky parties, and haunted houses. But for parents and caregivers, there’s a fine line between Halloween fun and safety concerns.

Here are some safety tips for you and your family to review to ensure a safe (and scary!) all hallows’ eve.

For Pedestrians  

 1. Know Your Monsters

There’s safety in numbers, so make sure you’re trick-or-treating with a group of friends or family members. You can even plan out your route—like a candy treasure map—to see who ends up with the biggest loot!

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What To Do After A Dog Bite Injury?

Each year, about 800,000 people will seek medical treatment for a dog bite injury in the U.S. Of those injured, the vast majority are children.

If you or a loved one has been injured by a dog, our Lake Charles injury lawyers will help you understand your legal rights and pursue financial recovery. Below, we detail the steps one should take following a dog bite/attack. Continue reading “What To Do After A Dog Bite Injury?”

What to Do After Losing a Loved One After an Accident

Losing a loved one is difficult under any circumstance, but especially when the loss occurs after an unexpected accident. While you’re grieving, it may be challenging to remember all the steps to take in the days and weeks that follow.

Below, the experienced attorneys at Cox, Cox, Filo, Camel & Wilson explain the basic steps you’ll need to take following a death.  If you have questions, contact us at 800-836-3702 to discuss your situation with an expert. Continue reading “What to Do After Losing a Loved One After an Accident”

What Is Wrongful Death?

Some of the worst accidents in our state could have been prevented. In 2018, for example, there were more than 700 fatal car crashes in Louisiana. More than 40 percent of these accidents involved alcohol.

If you’ve lost a loved one in an accident or following an injury, you may have questions about how to recover financially.

At Cox, Cox, Filo, Camel & Wilson, we’re here to answer your questions and help you understand Louisiana laws about wrongful death.  Continue reading “What Is Wrongful Death?”

Whiplash: What You Need To Know

In rear-impact car accidents, scorched tires and dented fenders are often not the only damage.

Each year, approximately 800,000 individuals sustain a whiplash injury, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Below, the experienced car accident attorneys at Cox, Cox, Filo, Camel & Wilson share their experience and explain what to do if you or a loved one suffers whiplash. Continue reading “Whiplash: What You Need To Know”

When Do You Need A Car Accident Lawyer

At Cox, Cox, Filo, Camel, & Wilson, we offer experience at every stage of the claims process, which includes helping victims decide whether to hire a lawyer in the first place.

If you’ve been in an accident and you’re trying to determine if you need a car accident lawyer, consider the following information before making your decision. Continue reading “When Do You Need A Car Accident Lawyer”

Louisiana Distracted Driving Laws Explained

This year, House Bill 619, which would have prohibited the use of all wireless telecommunication devices in moving vehicles, unless the driver uses hands-free technology, made its way to the Senate in May but fizzled out by mid-November.

“Currently our state is 49th in the U.S. for the most distracted drivers,” Rep. Mike Huval said in a local report. “We’re the seventh highest for traffic fatalities in the United States.”

Below, the injury lawyers at Cox, Cox, Filo, Camel & Wilson explain Louisiana’s current distracted driving laws and why the House-backed proposal didn’t pass. Continue reading “Louisiana Distracted Driving Laws Explained”

Louisiana Statutes of Limitations Explained

If you’ve been injured or suffered a loss because of someone’s careless behavior or negligence, understanding Louisiana’s statutes of limitations can be critical to your claim.

Statutes of limitations address an important component of civil and criminal proceedings: the effects of time. Specifically, how much time can pass before reliable evidence may become compromised.

Below, the attorneys at Cox, Cox, Filo, Camel & Wilson discuss Louisiana’s statutes of limitations in more detail. Continue reading “Louisiana Statutes of Limitations Explained”