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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Car Accidents for Louisiana on
Q: Why is my license being suspended? I recieved a notice with the code 32.414 as the reason.

I was involved in an accident and I plead guilty to the accident and paid my fines. Now I have recieved a notice about a suspension of my license. I have to drive for a living, is there anything I can do? I really am not sure why it is being suspended.

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Feb 27, 2020

DMV suspended you for either DWI or negligent injury. Contact your traffic court attorney.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Small Claims for Louisiana on
Q: We are suing a mechanic in Small Claim for loss of wages due to his negligence. If thats the word.

The car was in a single car accident. The mechanic advised we file an insurance claim so they can pay for most of it. We did. He said he fixed the car and we paid the deductible and left. After leaving the car broke down again not far from his shop. Brought it back and he said that the car is now... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jan 30, 2020

No one can really say with any degree of certainty which way something like this would go. While there is little to hold anyone back from commencing a lawsuit as a general rule, the course it takes could be another matter. Would a judge ask what steps were taken to mitigate damages? Would the first... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Car Accidents for Louisiana on
Q: If your settlement is 100,000 and you pay 1/3 percent and 2/3 percent out of the 100,000 how much should be left.
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jan 29, 2020

This is something you need to discuss with your attorney in Louisiana, but your post remains open for a week. If your settlement is $100,000 and you pay 1/3 (presumably for attorney fees), the remainder would 2/3 of $100,000, or $66-plus thousand dollars. But you really need to speak to your... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Workers' Compensation for Louisiana on
Q: Involved in a not at fault mva while in my person vehicle on the job.

Is it legal for workers comp adjuster to have you do mediation and sign papers right after anesthesia? Is it legal for an attorney to have you sign papers while heavily medicated? Is it legal for an attorney to threaten your career and tell you not to go to trial because the big company will eat... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jan 4, 2020

You really need to discuss this situation with a Louisiana attorney because it is fact-intensive, but your post remains open for three weeks. You raise a number of compelling issues that go to the matter of whether you had full capacity when you signed. The only way to demonstrate the validity of... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Insurance Bad Faith and Car Accidents for Louisiana on
Q: In an hit and run when accused has left the scene of the crime who is responsible for the damage?

The person who hit my car gave fake information to the officers and had no insurance. They have no license either.

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

That's what your UM insurance is for, unless it was a minor or using an insured driver's vehicle.

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2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for Louisiana on
Q: If I’m on my way home on my street and I try to reverse into my driveway and a vehicle runs into me am I in the wrong?
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Oct 31, 2019

Unless you had your turn signal on as you tried to back into your driveway, yes, you are at fault and your insurance company may be sued.

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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Louisiana on
Q: If engaged and my husband was in accident and we got married and no will am i entitled to money he got if he passed away

my husband was in an accident a few months before we got married and has a lawsuit. if he passed away and there is no will , am i entitled to any of the money he is awarded?

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Sep 25, 2019

You need to contact a successions attorney if the claim was made or suit was filed in Louisiana.

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for Louisiana on
Q: do i have to pay medicade back out my lawsuit if they didn’t send me a bill

if i had a car accident an the lawyer paid the doctors who did my surgry out my settlement an the lawyer was waiting to see if medicade was gone pay my hospital visit an they did but never sent me a bill an they say they waitin on quick leans to see if i owe anything

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Sep 21, 2019

Medicaid doesn't miss liens. They will have to be repaid out.of your settlement.

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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Consumer Law for Louisiana on
Q: I was lied to during the purchase of the car I just bought. I point blank asked the seller if it flooded and he said

Absolutely not! After paying tax title license n doing several repairs along with getting new tires after an almost fatal blowout, I get a notice saying it's been flooded n I can't get a license plate which also means I can't get an inspection sticker. I can't drive a car I can't get legal. What... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Aug 31, 2019

Hire a lemon law attorney

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Louisiana on
Q: 17 year at fault car accident...will her license be suspended?

She ran into the back of a semi truck and received a traffic violation of following too close.

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Aug 30, 2019

No her license will not be suspended

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for Louisiana on
Q: I was in a car accident that wasn’t my fault. I’m financing the car & I don’t have insurance. Can I still file a claim

What else could happen if I’m financing an uninsured car ? & someone hits me because they ran the stop sign.

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Aug 29, 2019

Yes. You should contact a member of the Louisiana Trial Lawyers Assn in the Parrish where it happened--they give free interviews.

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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
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.

3 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for Louisiana on
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
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
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
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 Car Accidents for Louisiana on
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
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
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
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
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
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Apr 9, 2019

Contact a traffic court attorney to provide more details.

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