Slips and falls have accounted for over 1.5 million ER visits since 2001. Although some falls may not be serious, others can have devastating and life-changing effects on the victim. Trauma can include spinal or head injuries, lacerations, broken bones, and knee injuries, depending on the circumstances and the fall’s nature. Although most of us… Read More
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Julien Lamothe – Top 40 Under 40
Lamothe Law Firm attorney Julien Lamothe has been selected as a 2021 Top 40 under 40 Civil Plaintiff Trial Lawyer in Louisiana by The National Trial Lawyers. Only a select few of the most qualified attorneys from each state receive this honor. Julien joined the firm in 2018. His primary practice areas include personal injury… Read More
Who is Responsible for Injuries Caused on Public Transportation?
Public transport usage in the US has increased by nearly a third over the last two decades. For many Americans, it’s the smart choice, as not only is it better for the environment, but statistically, it’s also ten times safer than traveling by car. Unfortunately, accidents and injuries do still happen, and when they do,… Read More
Why is Liability in a Slip and Fall Case Difficult to Prove?
Slip and falls happen all the time. Sometimes, they’re a result of unlucky circumstances with no one but fate to blame. However, they often occur due to unmarked wet spots, faulty or low lighting, torn carpets, or other external factors. If you slip and injure yourself severely, you’ll likely have high medical bills and lost… Read More
Who is Responsible for a Slip or Fall on a New Orleans Sidewalk?
The term “slip and fall” describes injuries many people sustain in the state of Louisiana. Every year, thousands of people experience the detrimental, potentially debilitating Louisiana’s impact of slipping or falling as they’re walking on the sidewalk. Sometimes, it doesn’t matter how careful an individual is; there can still be unforeseeable factors that affect someone’s… Read More
Should You Hire an Attorney After a Personal Injury?
The nature of the accident determines the best recourse if you wish to pursue compensation for a personal injury. Examples of personal injury include wrongful death, slip and fall accidents, workers’ compensation, product liability, auto accidents and medical malpractice. If you have suffered a personal injury due to the actions of others, you may want… Read More
Your Rights and Possible Claims as an Injured Bicyclist Hit By a Vehicle
Whether for environmental reasons or a desire to get fit, the number of cyclists in the U.S. is on a steady annual increase in recent years. In 2016, just over 12% of all Americans regularly cycled, while in 2017, the number of cyclists had risen to 47.5 million, up from 43 million in 2014. But… Read More
Catastrophic Injuries Jump at Popular Trampoline Parks
Most birthday parties or fun afternoons with family and friends don’t involve children suffering catastrophic injuries after being thrown violently and unexpectedly into hard surfaces. Unfortunately, the increased popularity of trampoline parks is leading to a jump in serious and sometimes catastrophic injuries among kids and adults alike. Before you consider a trip to one… Read More
If I Was Partially At Fault for My Car Accident, Am I Totally Out of Luck?
by Julien G. Lamothe Sometimes, one driver is clearly responsible for an auto accident – the texting or distracted driver who rear-ends a car stopped at a light, the drunk driver who runs a stop sign, the speeding driver who loses control of his vehicle. Other times, however, the actions and decisions of two or… Read More
Pursuing an Injury Claim Against an Uber or Lyft Driver
In most respects, Uber and Lyft drivers are just like any other drivers. They need to have valid licenses, keep their cars in safe and working condition, follow the rules of the road and drive responsibly, and maintain insurance as required under the law. But like all drivers, those transporting passengers using ridesharing apps can… Read More