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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
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
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
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
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
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.

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

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Q: State of Louisiana- driver of car was unauthorized to use car- caused accident- is car owner reaponsible
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
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
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
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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Q: Years ago i got into a car accident and i went to physical therapy and everything but then hurricane Katrina happen

So i want to know what happen to the lawsuit

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Oct 5, 2018

Call the attorney who represented you prior to Katrina.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Criminal Law for Louisiana on
Q: Can a person be charged with another crime after paying a traffic violation

Is this double jeopardy

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Aug 21, 2018

Unlikely but why not check with a member of the Louisiana Trial Lawyers Association. You can get tickets for several violations. Paying one doesn't wipe out the others.

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents, Civil Litigation, Contracts and Civil Rights for Louisiana on
Q: My Lienholder on my truck repoed my truck from the towing yard where it was being held. Pmt current ins. current

On July 19, 2018 I was involved in a highspeed head on collision in my truck that resulted in it being towed to a local wrecking yard. I received traumatic injury to my left leg that required 2 surgeries and 24 days in the hospital. Upon my release on Saturday August 11, 2018 I began looking for... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Aug 15, 2018

Give your insurer power of attorney to deal with your lien holder.

Who was found at fault in the accident?

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Q: I was in an accident with a company truck. The driver of the truck gave the police a false insurance policy no.

The company rented the truck from a company in utah which reposessed the truck. Now no one from the company will answer calls. Can i file a claim against the rental company

Douglas Lee Bryan
Douglas Lee Bryan answered on Jul 17, 2018

If the driver of the truck either didn't have insurance, or if his and/or his employer's insurance isn't sufficient, then the rental company's insurance may be responsible. A good personal injury attorney can help. Give me a call and I'll be happy to discuss this with you further.

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2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Criminal Law for Louisiana on
Q: Can I be charged with a drug charge if the drug that the cops found was not in my vehicle and was not on me
Douglas Lee Bryan
Douglas Lee Bryan answered on Jul 9, 2018

If it was in your general vicinity and the officer believes that you put it there, then yes.

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Q: My son a minor was in an accident I didn't find out til adjuster called me. Now statue of limit is up. Do I have a case?
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jun 29, 2018

You wouldn't but the minor may have a longer statute of limitations assuming it wasn't their fault. Why not contact a member of the La.Trial Lawyers Assoc? They give free consults.

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents, Personal Injury and Agricultural Law for Louisiana on
Q: Where does the liability rest should a farm tractor be involved in a motor vehicle accident?

When moving our tractors from one farm property to another within a 10 mile radius.

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jun 28, 2018

Answer depends on who got the ticket and what were the circumstances. But I'm guessing the tractor not licensed so probably liability lies with the tractor.

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2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Traffic Tickets for Louisiana on
Q: My daughter (16) was in an accident and ticketed for reckless operation of a vehicle
Douglas Lee Bryan
Douglas Lee Bryan answered on Jun 20, 2018

I'm not sure of your question. It may be possible to work something out with the prosecutor to keep it off of her record, depending on the circumstances. Otherwise it will greatly affect your insurance premiums.

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