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2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for Louisiana on
Q: I was in an accident, and the citation has lots of incorrect information. For example my birthday is off by 20 years.

My age is written incorrectly, I do not believe the statute number does not exist, and I also believe the officer was supposed to write down the vin number to my vehicle. There was also another section that was not filled out.

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
answered on Apr 4, 2022

With that many major screw ups, your traffic court lawyer can probably get you out of this.

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2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for Louisiana on
Q: My wife was in a car accident. She is an excluded driver but the other driver is at fault.

What are the laws here in Louisiana on that???

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
answered on Mar 14, 2022

She can go after thr other driver but not your UM

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2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for Louisiana on
Q: Do you need an attorney for a leave the scene of an accident when you go to traffic court?

He came home then called police to report the accident it wasn’t a bad accident but he panicked. This is his first time even getting a ticket. Should he get an attorney and what could he be facing.

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Mar 10, 2022

double-post: He can represent himself but I was always told that a fool represents himself so I recommend that he hire a traffic ticket attorney to represent him so that: (1) he is aware of his options; (2) his attorney will not unknowingly allow him to be taken advantage of by the... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Car Accidents for Louisiana on
Q: In April of 2021, I was walking and my husband struck me with his truck (along with a woman he was having affair with

I reported it to the police. My leg was damaged as my head. Upon reporting to police, they asked me not to file charges against them. Only file a complaint. I’m scared all the time. I feel I have no protection in my hometown. There were witness. And they left the scene of the accident

Douglas Lee Bryan
Douglas Lee Bryan
answered on Feb 24, 2022

You can pursue a personal injury claim for your injuries as well as still pursue both criminal charges and obtain a domestic violence restraining order against your husband. You should speak with an attorney to help you as soon as possible, both to preserve your rights and to get the protection... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Car Accidents for Louisiana on
Q: I was involved in an accident that occurred in a parking lot yesterday. We exchanged information, and went on our way.

Then I Get a call from the local sheriffs office saying I’m being charged with a hit and run because I did not give her my information, but I did give her my information. Please advise!

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
answered on Feb 12, 2022

You need a traffic court lawyer because someone is about to sue you.

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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Louisiana on
Q: Yes I was involved in a car accident and my insurance was lapsed but I was in the right will my car get fixed
Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Jan 19, 2022

Based on your answer you might fall in the no pay no play category where the at fault insurance company will receive a credit up to the minimum limits of insurance coverage before it would owe you money----since Louisiana would like insurance coverage many things have to occur for no pay no play to... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Louisiana on
Q: if settlement checks are written separately with one being to client and the other specifically to the medical company

In regards to settling of an auto accident claim when you are presented with the checks 1 is written to me and another to the medical company alone to satisfy the lien for the amount I owe them would my represented attorney also add that portion to the check written to me when determining his... Read more »

Douglas Lee Bryan
Douglas Lee Bryan
answered on Jan 12, 2022

It would depend on the wording of the contract between the client and lawyer. Most contracts state that the fee is a percentage of "all amounts recovered." Therefore, the fee would be a percentage of the total settlement, including the lien, in most cases. Many times, the attorney will... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents, Insurance Bad Faith and Insurance Defense for Louisiana on
Q: I was in an accident (12/17) and my insurance won't cover it. What are my options?

I got into a wreck on the afternoon of 12/17. Fault wasn't determined at the scene, and no tickets were issued. I didn't immediately file a claim with my insurance due to stress and mental health issues (it was the 5-yr anniversary of my dad's death). I also needed to get a microSD... Read more »

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Jan 6, 2022

You should contact an accident/injury lawyer in your area to specifically discuss your matter-----most attorneys who receive calls and inquiries about this subject matter will provide a free/complimentary consultation.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Car Accidents and Child Custody for Louisiana on
Q: Is there any recourse for a grandparent once a tutorship is appointed? Both parents deceased.

Aunt with no children or assets of her own appointed.

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
answered on Dec 20, 2021

Hire an attorney to annul the tutorship

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for Louisiana on
Q: I was in an accident on Dec 14 2021 and The the cop set my court date for jan.31 2021 is this a good ticket
Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Dec 15, 2021

Yes, it is a good ticket. The worse case scenario for the prosecution would be that the Court would allow the hearing on the traffic ticket to be rescheduled due to the "incorrect" date on the ticket. If you fail to show up for Court, then a warrant will be issue for you----a Judge may... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Traffic Tickets for Louisiana on
Q: I received a failure to yield court summons, due to causing an accident. The officer put down the wrong make of vehicle.

Is the wrong make of vehicle written on the ticket something that can cause the case to be dismissed? This is my first accident in 17 years.

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
answered on Nov 24, 2021

Played correctly, yes it could be a defense.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Car Accidents for Louisiana on
Q: The judge ruled in favor of the defendent on a summary judgement, how do we object to that decision
Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Nov 22, 2021

Do you have an attorney? If so, then ask him for a more detailed explanation of this answer, however, you do not provide enough information and details to fully respond to your post. If the summary judgment completely disposed of your case, then you can either seek a motion for new trial with the... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Car Accidents for Louisiana on
Q: The judge ruled in favor of the summary judgement for the defendent, how do I object to it
Wade Thomas Visconte
Wade Thomas Visconte
answered on Nov 19, 2021

You don't object to it. Your recourse is to take an appeal if it is designated as a final judgment that either partially or completely disposes of the case.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Personal Injury, Traffic Tickets and Car Accidents for Louisiana on
Q: Is intentionally intimidating pedestrians within a crosswalk assault?

I live in New Orleans, and often when I'm walking within a clearly marked crosswalk, vehicles will slow down just enough so that they could brake hard to avoid hitting me if I keep walking but are clearly maintaining enough speed to try to intimidate me into not continuing on. Isn't this... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Oct 21, 2021

A Louisiana attorney could answer best, but your question remains open for two weeks. Assault can be both a civil offense and crime. Under common law tort principles (not state-specific, but GENERAL principles), one could argue assault in the civil sense in terms of placing one in fear of imminent... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Louisiana on
Q: Is it legal for a company to fire you from your job And hold your paycheck after you have been in a vehicle accident

I was the driver. The rest of the passengers had 2 days off with pay and i was fired and they held my paycheck in retaliation. Everyone eles received there paycheck / direct deposit

I was cited for unsafe lane change but giving the fact that traffic lights and street signs were not working... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
answered on Sep 26, 2021

You need an employment attorney.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Louisiana on
Q: On my way to work in the oil field and I live in Texas I was driving to rig through Louisiana and hit a gate no one

There to speak with had to get to rig but next day spoke with lady I fixed her gate but Caddo parish La filed hit and run against me. What can I do

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Sep 4, 2021

A Louisiana attorney should advise here, but your post remains open for a week and the clock is ticking on your answering the hit and run. You could reach out to local attorneys in Louisiana to discuss your response, and whether it could be handled without your appearance, since you're in... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Louisiana on
Q: My 28 year old son lives in Texas but works in oil field all over and he was driving through Louisiana and hit a gate no

No one was there to talk to so he went on to work since he talked with the owner fixed the gate but now La charged him with a hit and run

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
answered on Aug 28, 2021

He needs to hire a criminal attorney in that parish and find his proof of paying for the gate.

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Traffic Tickets for Louisiana on
Q: I have a ticket with two codes 154-400 and 32-865 when this accident happened I was vigilance I totally blacked

Second the no insurance I wasn’t aware that my insurance company dropped me until the accident happened and that’s when I was informed my insurance was dropped two days prior to the accident but I wasn’t aware until that day

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
answered on Jul 25, 2021

If you get sued, you need to hire a defense attorney.

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2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for Louisiana on
Q: Can someone file a claim through your insurance company after an accident if they didnt stop

Car hit someone but they did not stop after the accident they got the license plate number went home and filed a claim with insurance..

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
answered on Jun 22, 2021

Yes they can file both an insurance claim and accident report with the Sheriff.

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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Louisiana on
Q: Can a driver be ticketed for hitting my parked car in my driveway?

Random person pulled up in my driveway and hit my parked car. Sulphur PD did not issue herbs ticket.

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
answered on May 26, 2021

They can't ticket on private property for a traffic violation. But they can charge with criminal damage to property.

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