Ask a Question

Get free answers to your Personal Injury legal questions from lawyers in your area.

Lawyers, increase your visibility by answering questions and getting points. Answer Questions
Louisiana Personal Injury Questions & Answers
2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Louisiana on
Q: Can someone who was permanently disabled from a car accident that happened 20 years ago still be compensated?
Douglas Lee Bryan
Douglas Lee Bryan
answered on Apr 25, 2024

Generally not, unless something was done to interrupt the prescriptive period (statute of limitations). In Louisiana, a person generally has one year from the date of an accident or incident to either file suit or settle their claim. Failure to do so will usually cause a person to lose their... View More

View More Answers

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Louisiana on
Q: My 12 year old son was in a motocycle accident two years ago as the passenger. The Ins was to settle for bodly injury.

They keep using the term minor compromise for Louisiana, What is this and how do I figure this out. The Ins company also ntoed they would hire an attorney free to handle to case and present it to the judge, but thye will not allow me to talk to the laywer until we settle onan amount. It this... View More

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Apr 5, 2024

More information is needed here but if whoever is handling this claim on behalf of your son (since your son is legally not a party since he's a minor) is not a lawyer and/or does not have a lawyer, I strongly recommend that you contact an accident/injury lawyer to discuss options and to get a... View More

View More Answers

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Louisiana on
Q: My 12 year old son was in a motocycle accident two years ago as the passenger. The Ins was to settle for bodly injury.

They keep using the term minor compromise for Louisiana, What is this and how do I figure this out. The Ins company also ntoed they would hire an attorney free to handle to case and present it to the judge, but thye will not allow me to talk to the laywer until we settle onan amount. It this... View More

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Apr 9, 2024

I hope your son is okay. Something doesn't sound right here. Insurance companies do not usually arrange attorneys for claimants - unless there are details missing here. You should reach out to attorneys on your own to try to set up a free initial consult to discuss.

The minor...
View More

View More Answers

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Louisiana on
Q: I realized I'm a transgression influence for last 30 years , can I be compensated for it ? I just put the clues together

I was in a halfway house in New Orleans for 18 months then a life of hell to realize I'm a transgression influence for last 30 years , things happened to me at 14 in that place and after I left I faced every thing from seeing gun violence and lived in projects , note I'm white 15 and in... View More

James L. Arrasmith
PREMIUM
James L. Arrasmith pro label Lawyers, want to be a Justia Connect Pro too? Learn more ›
answered on Apr 3, 2024

I'm sorry to hear about the extremely difficult experiences you've been through over the last 30 years. It sounds like you faced a lot of challenges and trauma from a young age, including violence, poverty and homelessness. Realizing that you may have been improperly targeted or... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Personal Injury and Family Law for Louisiana on
Q: When divorced a settlement was had . But spouse refused to give my share even when my name as her husband was on the sui

Suit. Judgement was 2014 divorced in 2022 AM I entitled by Ohio law my share.

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Mar 11, 2024

If the settlement has been signed by a Judge as an Order of the Court or a Judgment of the Court, then return to Court and seek enforcement of the Judgment. If you have an attorney representing you then I advise you to contact said attorney about this. If you did not have an attorney, then please... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Personal Injury, Civil Litigation and Civil Rights for Louisiana on
Q: I was molested in the second grade at Meaux Elementary School. I believe it was 1985. How can I civilly sue him?

My second grade teacher noticed that my behavior indicated that I was being abused. I am 44 years old now so I believe it was 1985. I was under the impression that John Bell Edwards made it possible for people that were abused and wasn't compensated nor was the abuser punished to get a chance... View More

James L. Arrasmith
PREMIUM
James L. Arrasmith pro label Lawyers, want to be a Justia Connect Pro too? Learn more ›
answered on Jan 30, 2024

I'm very sorry to hear about the abuse you suffered. You have a few options to potentially seek justice and compensation in this case:

1. File a civil lawsuit against the abuser. In Louisiana, you generally have 30 years from the date you turn 18 to file a lawsuit seeking compensation...
View More

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice for Louisiana on
Q: Went donate at BioLife today and while getting set up on the machine while the nurse was inserting the needle it hurt a

little more than it usually did for any previous donations and ended up not being able to finish my donation because one of the nurses said I had a hematoma in my arm and ended up having to wait an extra added 30 minutes and now my arm is turning purple around the insertion site on my arm and it... View More

Joel Gary Selik
Joel Gary Selik
answered on Jan 27, 2024

While hematomas can be non-serious, it could be something serious. I would get checked out by a medical doctor.

The injury itself can happen with or without malpractice. Medical malpractice means that a doctor violated the standard of care. A bad outcome is not enough. Another doctor...
View More

View More Answers

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Criminal Law and Civil Rights for Louisiana on
Q: What are my options for wrongfully being held at the New Orleans International airport on December 24th?

Wrongfully held at the New Orleans International Airport on December 24th. Was told at the end that I was arrested on paper, but I was never read my rights nor was I told I was being detained. While speaking to a female Jefferson Parish Officer, XX comes over, interrupts mid sentence while I am... View More

James L. Arrasmith
PREMIUM
James L. Arrasmith pro label Lawyers, want to be a Justia Connect Pro too? Learn more ›
answered on Dec 27, 2023

In Louisiana, if you believe you were wrongfully held at the New Orleans International Airport, you have several options to consider. Firstly, document every detail of the incident while it's fresh in your memory. This includes the names of the officers involved, the time, location, and any... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Products Liability and Personal Injury for Louisiana on
Q: I got baby food from the store. Fed my child whom is 9 months. and she starts throwing up no expiration date on jar

Is this illegal?

Can I sue the store or the brand

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Dec 23, 2023

A Louisiana attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for three weeks. Only a local attorney could advise about state-specific health and consumer protections. But as a general matter, I believe law firms would be reluctant to handle such a case. I hope your baby is okay and... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Civil Rights for Louisiana on
Q: I want to sew the federal government for no help when being tortured by remote neural monitoring I need a lawyer

What kind of lawyer do I need I’m in Louisiana… I can prove the technology is real I been going thru this since 2021

James L. Arrasmith
PREMIUM
James L. Arrasmith pro label Lawyers, want to be a Justia Connect Pro too? Learn more ›
answered on Dec 23, 2023

In Louisiana, if you're considering legal action against the federal government for issues related to remote neural monitoring, you will need an attorney with experience in federal litigation and possibly one who has handled cases involving civil rights or personal injury.

It's...
View More

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Identity Theft for Louisiana on
Q: i had a woman misappropiate 20000 if my money with a forged power if atty. what should i do

she forged the notary signature on the power atty.

Joseph A. Interiano
Joseph A. Interiano
answered on Nov 7, 2023

It seems like this person has committed several crimes in the forging of a notary's signature on a power of attorney to which she used in furtherance of another crime, i.e. misappropriation, theft, fraud, etc. I would report these crimes to your local law enforcement authorities to investigate... View More

View More Answers

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Identity Theft for Louisiana on
Q: i had a woman misappropiate 20000 if my money with a forged power if atty. what should i do

she forged the notary signature on the power atty.

T. Augustus Claus
PREMIUM
T. Augustus Claus pro label Lawyers, want to be a Justia Connect Pro too? Learn more ›
answered on Nov 7, 2023

Report the forgery to the police. This will help to create a record of the crime and may lead to the arrest and prosecution of the person who forged the power of attorney.

Contact the financial institution where the money was misappropriated. Explain to them that you were the victim of a...
View More

View More Answers

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Personal Injury and Workers' Compensation for Louisiana on
Q: my fiance has been out of work since Sept 21st.

my fiance has been out of work since Sept 21st. He told his boss he was hurt on the job and he said let him know what doctors say and provide doctors note. Chris messaged the owner of company he's working for who he's known for over 25 yrs and his supervisor updates on his thumb all they... View More

Joseph A. Interiano
Joseph A. Interiano
answered on Oct 8, 2023

I recommend filing a workers compensation claim with the office of workers' compensation against his employer. The employer has a duty to report and file a claim with his carrier within 10 days of having knowledge of the injury and accident. The employer also has the obligation to pay for... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation and Personal Injury for Louisiana on
Q: What are my rights and what am I able to claim?

Garbage truck damaged my home left me without power for 32 days during the hottest part of the year. They are contracted through our police jury. Both have agreed the garbage company is responsible. Still waiting to be reimbursed. I had to get a loan on my car to get it fixed I have now los my car... View More

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Sep 20, 2023

If you have not consulted/hired an attorney then that's what you need to do as apparently what you have done thus far has not resulted in the results you seek. Use the Justia Find a Lawyer tab and search for accident or litigation lawyers in your area---call a few---many may offer free... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Environmental, Landlord - Tenant and Personal Injury for Louisiana on
Q: What should I do about living with mold and rodents. I deal with a strong wet Mildew Horrible smell Throughout My Apt.

I Also Have Laundry Backed Up, Due To the dryer keep going out on me & washer fills with water for no reason. I Made Multiple Complaints For Months Now They Haven’t Did Anything But Take Pictures & Tell Me Someone Going To Come But Never Do.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Aug 1, 2023

A Louisiana attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. If you suffered illness or health effects, you could try to arrange a free initial consultation with a personal injury attorney. Unfortunately, many law firms are reluctant to handle mold cases. Retain any medical... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Louisiana on
Q: If I am insured for liability and get in single car hydroplane accident, am I covered as passenger

Single car accident bodily injuries sustained due to hydroplane

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jul 22, 2023

A Louisiana attorney could advise best, but in general nationwide in such settings, a person would not usually be covered by an accident of their own making. If there are additional details, such as an engineering issue that led to the accumulation of water, such as drainage, poor design, or other... View More

View More Answers

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Louisiana on
Q: WAS ROLLED OVER BY A SEMI AND FEEL LIKE i SHOULD RECIEVE SOME KIND OF COMPENSATION, BUT HAVING HARD TIME GETTING LAWYE

i FEEL LIKE DRIVER FAILED TO KEEP VISUAL ON THE PEDESTRIANS DUE TO BEING DISTRACTED. i LOST 2 JOBS AND HAVE NOT WORKED IN ALMOST A YEAR. SEVERAL ATTORNEYS HAVE TURNED MY CASE DOWN AND NOW i AM RUNNING OUT OF TIME. NEITHER PARTY WAS TICKETED. BUIT HE STILL RAN OVER ME AND MY LIFE CHANGED... View More

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jun 19, 2023

A Louisiana attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. I'm sorry for your terrible accident. The normal recommendation here would be to reach out to attorneys to discuss. But from your post, it appears you've already done that, without getting any interest... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Civil Litigation and Personal Injury for Louisiana on
Q: I fell on a loose grate Ana public golf course and fractured my knee . Should the golf course have had me to fill out

An accident report .

John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Jun 9, 2023

Yes, it probably should have. While there is no legal requirement that you comply with such a request, it is certainly advisable for a property owner like a golf course to request that you fill out an accident report as soon as possible after an incident like this to make a record of what happened... View More

View More Answers

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Education Law for Louisiana on
Q: Can my child's school refuse to let me view a video of her breaking her arm by climbing a fence with teachers present?

The prinicpal admitted that it was the school's fault. She initially said I could view the video and then told me it was against the law for me to view it because other children were in the video. It is a private school.

Clifford Cardone
PREMIUM
Clifford Cardone pro label Lawyers, want to be a Justia Connect Pro too? Learn more ›
answered on Apr 6, 2023

Generally, it is the school protocol to deny your access to videos unless a lawsuit is filed and a subpoena is issued for the video.

There is an obligation on the school to save the video in anticipation of litigation. But out of an abundance of caution, I would be write the principal...
View More

Q: I need to speak to someone about section 8, my disabilities, threatening phone calls from parish and landlord, and othe

I really need to speak to someone asap in regards to my health section 8 and important other factors

James L. Arrasmith
PREMIUM
James L. Arrasmith pro label Lawyers, want to be a Justia Connect Pro too? Learn more ›
answered on Mar 4, 2023

I'm sorry to hear that you are experiencing these issues. I recommend contacting your local Section 8 office or the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for assistance. You can find your local Section 8 office by visiting the HUD website and using the Office Locator tool. You can... View More

Justia Ask a Lawyer is a forum for consumers to get answers to basic legal questions. Any information sent through Justia Ask a Lawyer is not secure and is done so on a non-confidential basis only.

The use of this website to ask questions or receive answers does not create an attorney–client relationship between you and Justia, or between you and any attorney who receives your information or responds to your questions, nor is it intended to create such a relationship. Additionally, no responses on this forum constitute legal advice, which must be tailored to the specific circumstances of each case. You should not act upon information provided in Justia Ask a Lawyer without seeking professional counsel from an attorney admitted or authorized to practice in your jurisdiction. Justia assumes no responsibility to any person who relies on information contained on or received through this site and disclaims all liability in respect to such information.

Justia cannot guarantee that the information on this website (including any legal information provided by an attorney through this service) is accurate, complete, or up-to-date. While we intend to make every attempt to keep the information on this site current, the owners of and contributors to this site make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of the information contained in or linked to from this site.