How Long Do I Have To File A Personal Injury Claim In Louisiana?

How Long Do I Have To File A Personal Injury Claim In Louisiana?

It depends on the type of personal injury claim. In most auto accident personal injury cases, for example, you have one year from the date of the accident to bring a claim. This however, is not a hard and fast rule and there may be exceptions depending on your particular injuries. If, for instance, your personal injury case arises out of medical malpractice, you likely have one year from the date on which you discovered, or should have discovered that your personal injury may have been caused as a result of malpractice. As you can see with these two examples, the best course of action is to contact an attorney about your potential personal injury claim as soon as possible; and at the latest, within one year from the date of your injury. Contact the Knoll Law Firm with any questions regarding personal injury...
Are You A Jones Act Seaman? Answer These 4 Questions To Find Out!

Are You A Jones Act Seaman? Answer These 4 Questions To Find Out!

In the wake of an offshore injury, maritime workers are often left with more questions than answers. Who will pay for my medical treatment? How will I pay my bills while I recover? Will I ever be able to return to work? While all of these questions are extremely important, one of the first things you need to do before you do anything else is determine which law applies to your specific case. Is it the Jones Act? The Longshoremen and Harbor Worker’s Compensation Act? The Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act? To determine whether or not you qualify as a “seaman” under the Jones Act, ask yourself the following four questions: Do I work on a “vessel”? In order to qualify as a Jones Act seaman, you must work on a vessel or an identifiable fleet of vessels with the same owner. That means you must work onboard a boat, ship, jack-up rig or other structure that is capable of moving on the water. Was my vessel “in navigation” at the time I was hurt? This just means your vessel must have been in active operation at the time of your injury, not moored or otherwise out of operation. Did I have a “permanent connection” to my vessel? This means that you must have had a relationship with your vessel that was substantial in both time and nature. When assessing whether or not you meet this requirement, the Court will look at your entire hitch to determine the nature of your relationship, not just a snapshot of what you were doing at the moment you were hurt. Did I...
Accutane Linked To Severe Intestinal Problems

Accutane Linked To Severe Intestinal Problems

Recent studies have linked the prescription drug Accutane, widely prescribed for severe acne, severe intestinal injuries, including inflammatory bowel disease, ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease. Contact us if you or someone you know has developed any of these conditions after taking...