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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Louisiana on
Q: my daughter had a slip and fall we contacted a lawyer who had us sign up with him he took the case it has been a year?

she has been to several doctors they have sent the lawyer a demand letter/ and as of aug 24 2019 we advised we are ready to settle, but speaking to him today he said they have not responded to anything how long do we wait before I get impatient and isn't it a timely if we need to go to court

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Oct 9, 2019

These are all things you need to discuss with your lawyer. You may have expressed your readiness to settle, but that doesn't necessarily mean the other side wishes to settle. If your lawyer sent a demand letter and has not received a meaningful response, there are a couple of things that might be... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Louisiana on
Q: My Son was injured at school On purpose by another student. My wife and I were not notified about the occurrence?

He came complaining of dizziness and pain. Took to ER and said had a mild concussion? Spoke with school nurse who looked at him , she said he looked fine so she “just brushed it off”.

Is this considered negligence? What type of lawyer would handle a case like this?

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Oct 7, 2019

You have a case against the parents of the other child and against the school board for personal injury. Get certified copies of the ER records and hire an education attorney.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Louisiana on
Q: Once a settlement agreement has been reached on a minor injury case that was settled out of court how long does the ins

The insurance company have to have a judge sign and issue payment to the parent.

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Sep 13, 2019

30 days after notice of judgment to pay.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Real Estate Law for Louisiana on
Q: What rights do I have to make a neighbor cut trees struck by lightning and large branches are falling on my land?

These are huge pine trees that are more than 50 feet tall which could also damage my home or injure my family especially considering hurricanes and other excessive storm conditions. Am afraid to cut grass in my yard as twice branches more than 5 inches in diameter have fallen onto my property. I... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Sep 5, 2019

File suit in juju justice of the peace court and take pictures and print them.

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for Louisiana on
Q: If a case was settled and paperwork finished, can my lawyer come back and ask me for money for further expenses?
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Aug 24, 2019

Unlikely but it could depend on the circumstances--what the case was, what the agreement said. Ask him in writing why he thinks you owe for something after the case is over. Then take his answer to the state bar and ask them--they have a "fee dispute resolution committee"

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Personal Injury and Real Estate Law for Louisiana on
Q: Pool is 15 feet from door of home fenced 1 side carport other open completely one side , 7 year old plays around pool

My son live with his mom the pool is directly out door used. Basically the house and carport take 2 sides fence back aways but on one side a fence one side is completely open. My son is 7 he rides his bike around pool, plays around pool its a on going argument. I say its unsafe is it even legal?... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jul 23, 2019

Put him in swimming lessons immediately.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Estate Planning and Probate for Louisiana on
Q: Can I reopen a case of my father's accidental death that my sister took place in and never included her other siblings?

She settled the case and brought us a check for $125 and said that's what the lawyer said we come out with, but we never once met up and talked with him for anything. Now my sister is living (Like The President) comfortably, with no explanation on how she's gotten all this money... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jul 16, 2019

I have no idea how long ago your father died, how long ago you got the check, in which parish the claim/suit occurred, whether it was fraudulently asserted there were no other heirs. You need to hire a civil attorney, answer many questions, for which you haven't supplied information, find out if... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Traffic Tickets for Louisiana on
Q: I was sent a subpoena from an insurance company from an accident case back in 2016 that was dismissed should I still go

Case went to court in 2017 dismissed in 2018 talked to my insurance company and lawyer said they said they don't understand why they are sending anything when the case is done. This is the second subpoena they have sent this year. The first one I was told was cancelled and I didn't have to go.

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jun 26, 2019

Hire a traffic court attorney to get the warrant or attachment recalled.

3 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury, Car Accidents and Wrongful Death for Louisiana on
Q: I need advice on what to do next. My husband was killed in a hit&run in Rayne, LA May17, 2019. I'm lost, need help.

I sent a question early this morning & was asked where the hit & run took place. It was Rayne, LA. I can't get anyone in that parish to release any info to me. He is not listed as an inmate, yet I can't even get the name of his insurance or his toxicology report. I'm disabled & I feel he or his ins... Read more »

Sye J Broussard
Sye J Broussard answered on Jun 14, 2019

I am sorry for your loss. If we have your husband’s name and the responding law enforcement agency, we can get a copy of the police report to utilize to file a claim with the responsible party’s insurance company to hold them accountable.

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3 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Wrongful Death for Louisiana on
Q: May 17,2019, my husband was killed in a hit & run accident while riding his bicycle. Who do I contact to know my rights?

He was on a bicycle. The driver fled, but was arrested later that day. Can I sue his insurance for burial fees & pain & suffering? This was in Louisiana, on May 17,2019.

Rahlita D. Thornton
Rahlita D. Thornton answered on Jun 14, 2019

So sorry for your loss. As a cyclist myself I am concerned. I’ve worked with attorneys there on serious accidents. What city did this occur? I may be able to direct you. You should be able to get payments from his insurance.

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law, Personal Injury and Domestic Violence for Louisiana on
Q: If I left my belongings at my ex girlfriend's house...and now she wont give it back...what can I do to get my things?

She says she dont have them and that I took them with me...but I didnt...the clothes are my companies not mine...the rest she can have

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jun 8, 2019

Your only recourse is justice of the peace course or suck it up and buy new uniforms.

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2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Insurance Bad Faith for Louisiana on
Q: Just had my forma pauperis statis accepted on a suit for over 100000 do i ask for hearing to obtain evidence now

How do i file for trial

Douglas Lee Bryan
Douglas Lee Bryan answered on Jun 3, 2019

You should consult with an attorney to represent you.

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2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Car Accidents for Louisiana on
Q: I was in a car wreck two cars hit me both was a fault can I sue both car insurance policy and know how much the policy

Is should I get a lawyer

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on May 4, 2019

Contact a personal injury lawyer immediately and get medical treatment NOW

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1 Answer | Asked in Bankruptcy, Family Law, Foreclosure and Personal Injury for Louisiana on
Q: Why The United State of fifth Circuit court of Appeals case#18-9296 in The United States District court for the Eastern

District of Louisiana is a federal trial court based in New Orleans Chief  Nannette Jolivette Brown appeals to fifth circuit U. S. Attorney Peter G. stressed Approved Granting motions case #18-9296 sect. S Mag 4 filed by Pro Se representatives And plaintiffs Isaac Williams Jr. And Wife Trina... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Mar 21, 2019

Is there a question in there?

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for Louisiana on
Q: We had an auto accident and it's the other driver's fault who even gave a false statement to police, my wife went to the

ER with bad forehead lacerations, car is totalled, can I sue for medical and new car expenses after insurance payments?, our car was 5 years old?

Rahlita D. Thornton
Rahlita D. Thornton answered on Feb 17, 2019

Speak to an attorney as soon as possible. You have limited time to seek recovery for your damages. Actual medical expenses and those for permanent disfigurement will probably be allowed. Good luck to you.

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice for Louisiana on
Q: Do doctors have authority to involuntarily treat you for suicidal ideations

Went to visit family care doctor and they determined that I needed to be involuntarily diagnosed by a psychiatrist. I was taken into custody and admitted to the hospital.

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jan 24, 2019

Matter of fact they are required to do so.

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Personal Injury, Child Custody and Legal Malpractice for Louisiana on
Q: Is there any lawyer in the Alexandria La area that is willing to help my wife end the bullying from her exhusband?

Case is in Ouachita parish.

Tired of the deception and tired of being ignored because the ex is a police officer. Is there anyone out there who isn’t scared to fight for the truth, and protect my wife from this vindictive liar who uses his position to get away with his mission to punish... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jan 17, 2019

Justia is not a lawyer referral service. Google Ouachita Parish custody lawyer

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Criminal Law, Education Law and Juvenile Law for Louisiana on
Q: Do doctors excused absences fall under punishable offence with truancy?

My son is in kindergarten and has missed 9 days 6 of which were doctor excused noted and documents were sent to scool. With that being said can I the father still be turned in for truancy?

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Oct 3, 2018

No not truancy. But make a copy of each doctor's note before you give it to the school.

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for Louisiana on
Q: If a person obtained money from me via deceitful/emotionally manipulative means and refuses to repay, can I sue?

A man deceitfully obtained 450.00 from me, manipulating me to believe his father's life was in Jeopary (in need of a kidney transplant-a lie) and he was in emotional distress. I have been made aware that this individual has also been engaging in false relationship with other women for monetary... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Sep 3, 2018

No call your Sheriff's dept. This fraud (father's cancer fund) is fraud and a crime.

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