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Shreveport Car Accidents

Shreveport Police Department responded to 8,703 car accidents in 2014. The Top 10 Intersections and Streets for car accidents in Shreveport last year: Intersections Spring/Lake        179 Youree/70th        79 Youree/Regal        53 Youree/Bert Kouns    50 N. Market/I-220    50 I-20/Pines        47 N. Market/Hearne    39 Pines/Westport    39 Youree/Gator        38 Market/Lake        30 Streets (non-intersection) […]

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Louisiana Tort Law Update – May 2015

Here are some recent Louisiana case law updates that may affect your personal injury case.   Negligence and Limited Liability Companies Hodge v Strong Built International, LLC, Third (La.) Circuit, CA 14-1086 (3/4/15) Plaintiff’s father fell from his ladder-style deer stand when its straps broke; he died due to the injuries from the fall.  The […]

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Louisiana Tort Law Update – April 2015

Barras v Progressive Security Ins. Co., Third Circuit, No. 14-898 (2/11/15) Where plaintiff was awarded 100% of her mileage to and from medical appointments, she should have also been awarded 100% of the medical expenses.  The appellate court agreed with the trial court that “loss of educational benefit” should not be considered a separate item […]

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Louisiana Tort Law Update

Here are some recent developments in Louisiana tort law, brought to you by Jean-Paul Guidry, a personal injury lawyer in Shreveport. Cook v Depingre, Louisiana Second Circuit, No. 49,527-CA (1/14/15) A landlord is not liable to a third person for injury caused by his lessee’s animal, although he is strictly liable for injuries caused by […]

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Shreveport Car Wrecks

In 2013, Shreveport Police Department responded to 8,703 car wrecks. Here are the Top 10 Intersections and Streets for Shreveport Car Wrecks: Intersections Spring/Lake        88 Youree/70th        75 I-20/Spring       61 I-49/I-20        47 Kings/I-49        45 Youree/Regal        43 Youree/Southfield        38 Youree/Kings        38 Jewella/Greenwood     37 Fern/70th                      36 Streets (non-intersection) Bert Kouns                   208 Youree       […]

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Car Accidents – Injury and Death Statistics

A car accident injury occurs every 14 seconds in the U.S.  Many of those car accidents result in fatalities. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there were 703 total Louisiana car accident fatalities in 2013. Drunk drivers were involved in many of those car accidents, and responsible for 234 fatalities. In the US, […]

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Quack Attack!

According to KATU in Portland, a woman is suing the owner of a duck that allegedly attacked her at a trailer park. Plaintiff’s personal injury lawsuit alleges that a “domestic duck” attacked her as she was “stepping out of her motor home.” She fell during her attempted escape, allegedly fracturing her right wrist. The complaint […]

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Stop Your Clowning

In a personal injury lawsuit in New Orleans, a woman claims to have been seriously injured after being bumped into by a circus clown. Plaintiff claims that she severely injured her shoulder when a circus employee (clown) knocked her into a camel cage. Plaintiff claims that the clown’s negligent actions were a direct cause of […]

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