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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Criminal Law for Louisiana on

Q: Can I go to jail for supposedly running from police and leaving the scene of an accident I was never at nor knew about?

According to police. 2 motorcyclist ran from a cop, one rider (me) turned left at a round about. The other rider kept straight and the cop followed him allowing me to get away. Shortly after I turned, police say the other rider crossed the double lines and was killed from a head on collision with a... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jun 30, 2019

You can be charged with anything. Whether you will be convicted is another story. Hire a criminal attorney to review the evidence.

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Q: Trying to settle with Geico insurance company,can i after going to Chiropractor

Cause I went get a lawyer and he asked for me to keep going to Chiropractor to receive payment for car accident

Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jun 27, 2019

You need a lawyer to settle this case for you. You do not give enough details for your question to be answered.

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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Insurance Defense for Louisiana on

Q: My daughter rear ended a person who says they stopped to allow a pedestrian to cross. Is this a violation of LA 64:32 ?

Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jun 22, 2019

Your daughter is going to be sued. Stiopping to let a pedestrian cross is not a violation of 32:64.

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 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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Q: In a parking lot with no parking lines I was backing up and car was pulling up who is responsible

We only exchange each other paint. No police was called at the time but the lady wind up calling one after the fact to put on file and wants me to cover all damage and rental

Douglas Lee Bryan answered on Jun 6, 2019

There are no traffic safety laws in effect in a parking lot collision. Most of the time insurance companies will attribute equal fault to both drivers, if both vehicles are moving. Of course, the individual circumstances of each occurrence may dictate a different result. I'd turn everything over... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Traffic Tickets, Car Accidents and Civil Rights for Louisiana on

Q: Must I present my license if requested by a louisiana law enforcement? Not the Dept. Of Safety, but roadside cop.

I've seen videos of jerks refusing to comply, and wonder if it's valid in LA.

Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on May 17, 2019

No jerks must produce ID, as does everyone else if requested.

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 answered on May 4, 2019

Contact a personal injury lawyer immediately and get medical treatment NOW

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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Louisiana on

Q: Car accident details at the bottom

I got into an accident on 4/18/19. In a parking lot so the police where not called. I was backing out of my parking space and the car behind me started to back up and we hit each other.I have video footage and it shows me 75% out of my parking space for she even backs up. I didn’t have passengers... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing answered on Apr 26, 2019

You should involve your own insurance and let them and lyft figure out who is covering you. If the vehicle is not owned by her but by that employer that insurance would be primary for her.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Traffic Tickets for Louisiana on

Q: What position must a vehicle take when entering a median in order to make a left-hand turn on a divided highway?

What is the proper positioning for a vehicle making a left-hand turn through a median on a divided highway? When entering the median, does the turning vehicle proceed to the right side, or the left side? The right side allows visibility to the oncoming traffic. The left side restricts that... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Apr 9, 2019

Contact a traffic court attorney to provide more details.

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for Louisiana on

Q: I had a ramp fall off my trailer on i-10 in Louisiana. A guy who slowed down to avoid it was hit. Am I liable for that?

I'm from Texas but this happened in Henderson, LA. A man slowed down to avoid hitting a ramp that fell off of my trailer. A driver behind him wasn't paying attention and rear ended him. Now there is an insurance claim from the driver that hit the guy that slowed down trying to get a payout from my... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Mar 21, 2019

You and your insurance will be held responsible for both cars and the injuries of their drivers and passengers.

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Q: Company doing work to a ditch with truck parked in roadway and they do not have traffic control. Are they liable ?

No work signs, no flaggers and crash occurs because vehicle had to get into oncoming lane to pass is the company liable?

Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Mar 12, 2019

Company should be implead as a defendant by your attorney. If you don't have a lawyer,yo u are going to need one.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Louisiana on

Q: Do you need turn signals on a motorcycle

Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Feb 9, 2019

Yes, turn signals are required to pass inspection.

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Q: In Louisiana does a lawyer get their fee before medical bills are paired ?

Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jan 29, 2019

If that's what the contract says, then yes. If that's not what the contract says, then no. If you don't have a contract, then get a new lawyer.

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Q: My daughter was killed in an accident. Is it mandatory for an autopsy be done if the family doesn't want it

Douglas Lee Bryan answered on Jan 27, 2019

My sincerely condolences for your loss. I believe that an autopsy only has to be performed if the death is under suspicious circumstances or if a crime is suspected which resulted in her death. Give me a call and I’ll be happy to discuss this with you further.

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for Louisiana on

Q: I was driving an uninsured vehicle that isnt mines was rearended while doing 60 on highway can i recover

Rahlita D. Thornton answered on Jan 11, 2019

It does not matter about the vehicle you were in being uninsured as to whether you can recover your damages from the responsible party.

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Q: May I contact & ask the person at fault to pay for my vehicle damage due to no insurance before consulting a law

The accident occurred when the driver took a left hand turn in a right turn only lane.

Peter N. Munsing answered on Dec 28, 2018

If you were hurt you may have an uninsured motorist claim against the other driver. Get estimates of cost to fix it and see an attorney who is a member of the La. Trial Lawyers for the Parish where it happened. They give free consults.

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Q: State of Louisiana- driver of car was unauthorized to use car- caused accident- is car owner reaponsible

Peter N. Munsing answered on Dec 28, 2018

A lot depends on the "unauthorized" story. Did the owner tell the cops that? Did the owner press charges? Or did the owner leave the keys on the table and the driver--a kin of hers--grabbed the keys and left? You then get into some weird insurance issues on covering damage which then adds licence... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for Louisiana on

Q: State of Louisiana- driver of car was unauthorized to use car- caused accident- is car owner reaponsible

Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Dec 27, 2018

Yes both the unauthorized motorist and owner are liable. Hire a personal injury attorney.

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Q: How is fault determined in a parking lot fender bender? Minimal damage, other driver left before police was called.

Police wrote it up a a hit and run. Other car was a rental and now the rental company is trying to get me to pay over $1800 and is threatening to turn me over to a collections agency if I do not pay. I have an accident report that the rental company now wants to see. Should I oblige?

Rahlita D. Thornton answered on Dec 7, 2018

The accident report is public record and if it supports your position then it should absolutely been sent to the company. Good luck.

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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Tax Law for Louisiana on

Q: I received $100,000 car accident.34000 to attorney36000 hospital15000 to mom 15000 to me. Owe fed state tax

Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Nov 21, 2018

Why is your Mom receiving $15,000? You don't give enough information to answer your question.

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