Cell phone use while driving is a problem in Louisiana: according to one report, nearly half of all drives in Louisiana include unsafe phone use—that’s more than any other state.
When drivers get distracted, people get hurt. And when people get hurt in Louisiana, the lawyers at Cox, Cox, Filo, Camel & Wilson can help. Our car accident attorneys know how devastating a crash can be, especially one caused by a distracted driver.
Below, we’ve outlined state texting laws as well as important facts and statistics to underscore the importance of focused driving.
Share this information with your family and friends (especially teen drivers) to ensure their safety and the safety of others. Continue reading “Texting And Driving Statistics”
Car crashes are typically caused by moments of distraction, negligent and/or reckless driving. Crashes may be short in duration, but the pain and suffering caused can last a lifetime.
It’s certainly not fair to be the victim of another person’s mistake. But if you are, and a crash does occur, there are several steps you should consider taking immediately following the incident. Continue reading “What to do After a Car Accident”
In September, The Institute for Legal Reform (ILR), an influential advocacy group raised by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce released the 2017 Lawsuit Climate Survey: Ranking the States.
This annual report evaluates state liability systems through the economic lenses of corporate America and attempts to persuade state and federal changes through pragmatic research and reporting.
According to the report, the New Orleans or Orleans Parish in Louisiana ranks last among all states for its liability system. Continue reading “Why You Need a Personal Injury Lawyer”
As the national number of high school football players decreases, states like Louisiana are actually seeing an increase in high school football participation.
Since 2014, nationwide participation in high school football dropped 2.3 percent; in Louisiana, however, participation reached an all-time high in 2015. Continue reading “Louisiana HS Football Participation Increases While National Numbers Decline”
Taking on a corporation to receive compensation for an injury is as intimidating as it gets. Pharmaceutical and consumer product companies seem to have an endless supply of resources to suppress and dismiss individual cases.
So, what are people supposed to do if they’ve legitimately suffered harm?
Class actions and mass torts are common procedural actions used to implement corporate change or discipline on behalf of large groups of victims. In theory, these actions help expedite court cases and ensure individual victims receive fair representation.
While class action and mass tort are often used interchangeably, they are not the same type of procedural action, and they serve very different functions for individual victims. Continue reading “The Difference Between Mass Tort and Class Action Lawsuits”
In 2016, 509 recreational boaters drowned in the US; 404 of those people were not wearing a personal flotation device (PDF), commonly called a life jacket.
Use this guide to ensure all seafaring passengers wear the right life jacket for the right activity and conditions. Continue reading “Life Vest Safety Guide For Louisiana Boaters”
When buying car or motorcycle insurance, you have to know what coverage you need and what is required by state laws. To help make buying insurance easier, we’ve compiled some information on required and optional coverage for cars and motorcycles. Continue reading “Do You Have the Right Insurance?”
One of the biggest questions people have after an accident is, “what do I do now?” It can be very difficult to know where to start when you’re filing a personal injury claim if you’ve never done it before.
This article will help you file a claim by detailing what to do after an accident and what to expect in the days to come. Continue reading “How To Start A Personal Injury Claim”
Halloween Safety Tip #1
Make sure you’re trick or treating with friends or family members. There’s safety in numbers. Continue reading “Halloween Safety Tips”
Maritime law, also known as admiralty law, is a body of law that is both domestic and international. It helps to facilitate commerce and create a common ground by which to judge offenses that occur at sea. Continue reading “Maritime Law 101”