Why Won’t the At-Fault Driver’s Insurance Company Pay My Medical Bills?

Anyone who has been in a car accident is familiar with exchanging insurance information with the other driver or drivers involved in the accident. If there is a police report, the investigating officer includes the insurance information for each vehicle involved in the accident. Louisiana law requires all Louisiana residents who own a car to carry liability insurance in the …

Louisiana Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal Finds for Property Owner in Falling Tree Branch Case

Published by The Pellegrin Firm June 20, 2020

On March 20, 2020, the Louisiana Firth Circuit Court of Appeal rendered judgement in a case involving a man injured by a falling tree branch while traveling downing Canal Street in Metairie. The plaintiff was riding on a motor scooter when a tree branch from a large oak tree fell and struck him.

Louisiana Supreme Court Reverses Ruling that Fax-Filed Car Accident Lawsuit Was Too Late; Rules that Fax Filing Rules Must be Applied Consistently

Published by The Pellegrin Firm May 31, 2020

On April 3, 2020, the Louisiana Supreme Court reversed rulings of lower courts in a dispute over the timeliness of a fax-filed lawsuit. The case is Stevenson v. Progressive Security Insurance Company et al., Docket No. 2019-C-00637 in the Louisiana Supreme Court.

Louisiana Fourth Circuit Court of Appeal in New Orleans Rules for Man Injured in Collision with St. Bernard Parish Fire Department Fire Truck

Published by The Pellegrin Firm January 19, 2020

In a ruling dated January 8, 2020, the Louisiana Fourth Circuit Court of Appeal in New Orleans ruled in favor of a man injured in a collision with a St. Bernard Fire Department fire truck in 2011.

Louisiana Third Circuit Court of Appeal Affirms Judgment Finding Employer Was Arbitrary and Capricious in Controverting Claim for Workers’ Compensation Benefits

Published by The Pellegrin Firm October 1, 2019

In a September 18, 2019 decision, The Louisiana Third Circuit Court of Appeal affirmed a Lake Charles workers’ compensation judge’s decision to award workers’ compensation benefits, attorneys’ fees, and penalties to an injured employee of Chicago Bridge & Iron.

Death on the Job: What Family Members Need to Know About Louisiana Workplace Fatalities

Published by The Pellegrin Firm September 9, 2019

When a loved one dies on the job, it is common to experience grief, resentment, worry, and confusion. Louisiana has thousands of jobs in chemical plants, in the oil and gas industry, in construction, and on vessels. These are very strenuous jobs that pay well. However, they can also be very dangerous.