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August 2017 Archives

What to do if you are facing first-time criminal charges

There is a first time for everything, and unfortunately, this may also include criminal charges. If you or your child has been charged with an offense for the first time, you likely have lots of questions about what to expect next and what your options are. It is important to approach the situation conscientiously so that a single incident does not completely derail your life for years to come.

Living with a traumatic brain injury

Each year, numerous Louisiana residents are involved in accidents of various types. Many of them suffer a traumatic brain injury, which could leave them with lifelong challenges. Some victims may require medical and additional care for the rest of their lives, and others may not be able to continue to work.

Auto accidents can turn Louisiana vacations into nightmares

Many people come from all over the country to vacation here in Louisiana. As they drive on the state's highways and byways, auto accidents will happen. Some of them are serious enough to cause loss of life. In those tragic circumstances, vacations become nightmares in a matter of seconds.

Suspicious affidavit led woman to file medical malpractice claim

Even with all of the medical advances of recent years, receiving a diagnosis of cancer can still incite panic and fear. Louisiana residents trust doctors and surgeons to make decisions that will provide them with the best options possible. However, what if the diagnosis was wrong, and a patient underwent life-altering surgery when it was not even needed? More than likely, that patient would at least consider filing a medical malpractice claim, but how would he or she know that the diagnosis was wrong if no one came forward?

What to expect if your underage kid faces alcohol-related charges

You leave for the weekend or send your kid off to college with your full trust. Unfortunately, you get the call that your child was caught consuming alcohol. You might be distraught, confused and wondering what will happen next. In this situation, it is important for you to know about the laws about underage drinking in Louisiana and potential punishments.

Failing to obey stop signs can cause deadly auto accidents

These days, many Louisiana drivers sit at a green light just a couple seconds longer to be sure that a vehicle in the cross traffic is not going to run the red light. Other drivers slow down at intersections even if they have the green light to be sure that another vehicle will not turn into their path. Drivers make mistakes and costly miscalculations that sometimes end up causing serious auto accidents. Those who are lucky enough walk away with only minor injuries, but in some cases, victims can suffer life-altering injuries or lose their lives.

3 conditions that can lead to failing a field sobriety test

It is possible to fail a field sobriety test and receive charges for driving under the influence even if you are sober. Various injuries, disabilities and illnesses can cause people to fail this test. You might be physically incapable of following the directions of a field sobriety test.

Auto accidents often happen during lane changes

While driving in town, crashes tend to happen most often at intersections. When on Louisiana's highways and interstates, auto accidents tend to happen most often during lane changes. In either case, lives can be altered forever, or even ended, when drivers make serious errors in judgment or simply fail to pay attention.

Charged with felonies in New Orleans? Watch out for prosecutors

Fans of the New Orleans Saints probably remember that former player Will Smith and his wife were shot on April 9, 2016 in what was described as a traffic dispute. The 29-year-old man charged in that incident was convicted on Dec. 11, 2016 of attempted manslaughter and manslaughter. He was subsequently sentenced to 25 years in prison. Now, Cardell Hayes seeks a new trial on the felonies he allegedly committed.

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