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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Estate Planning and Probate for Louisiana on

Q: Can I reopen a case of my father's accidental death that my sister took place in and never included her other siblings?

She settled the case and brought us a check for $125 and said that's what the lawyer said we come out with, but we never once met up and talked with him for anything. Now my sister is living (Like The President) comfortably, with no explanation on how she's gotten all this money... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jul 16, 2019

I have no idea how long ago your father died, how long ago you got the check, in which parish the claim/suit occurred, whether it was fraudulently asserted there were no other heirs. You need to hire a civil attorney, answer many questions, for which you haven't supplied information, find out if... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Traffic Tickets for Louisiana on

Q: I was sent a subpoena from an insurance company from an accident case back in 2016 that was dismissed should I still go

Case went to court in 2017 dismissed in 2018 talked to my insurance company and lawyer said they said they don't understand why they are sending anything when the case is done. This is the second subpoena they have sent this year. The first one I was told was cancelled and I didn't have to go.

Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jun 26, 2019

Hire a traffic court attorney to get the warrant or attachment recalled.

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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3 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Wrongful Death for Louisiana on

Q: May 17,2019, my husband was killed in a hit & run accident while riding his bicycle. Who do I contact to know my rights?

He was on a bicycle. The driver fled, but was arrested later that day. Can I sue his insurance for burial fees & pain & suffering? This was in Louisiana, on May 17,2019.

Rahlita D. Thornton answered on Jun 14, 2019

So sorry for your loss. As a cyclist myself I am concerned. I’ve worked with attorneys there on serious accidents. What city did this occur? I may be able to direct you. You should be able to get payments from his insurance.

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law, Personal Injury and Domestic Violence for Louisiana on

Q: If I left my belongings at my ex girlfriend's house...and now she wont give it back...what can I do to get my things?

She says she dont have them and that I took them with me...but I didnt...the clothes are my companies not mine...the rest she can have

Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jun 8, 2019

Your only recourse is justice of the peace course or suck it up and buy new uniforms.

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2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Insurance Bad Faith for Louisiana on

Q: Just had my forma pauperis statis accepted on a suit for over 100000 do i ask for hearing to obtain evidence now

How do i file for trial

Douglas Lee Bryan answered on Jun 3, 2019

You should consult with an attorney to represent you.

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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 Bankruptcy, Family Law, Foreclosure and Personal Injury for Louisiana on

Q: Why The United State of fifth Circuit court of Appeals case#18-9296 in The United States District court for the Eastern

District of Louisiana is a federal trial court based in New Orleans Chief  Nannette Jolivette Brown appeals to fifth circuit U. S. Attorney Peter G. stressed Approved Granting motions case #18-9296 sect. S Mag 4 filed by Pro Se representatives And plaintiffs Isaac Williams Jr. And Wife Trina... Read more »

Timothy Denison answered on Mar 21, 2019

Is there a question in there?

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for Louisiana on

Q: We had an auto accident and it's the other driver's fault who even gave a false statement to police, my wife went to the

ER with bad forehead lacerations, car is totalled, can I sue for medical and new car expenses after insurance payments?, our car was 5 years old?

Rahlita D. Thornton answered on Feb 17, 2019

Speak to an attorney as soon as possible. You have limited time to seek recovery for your damages. Actual medical expenses and those for permanent disfigurement will probably be allowed. Good luck to you.

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice for Louisiana on

Q: Do doctors have authority to involuntarily treat you for suicidal ideations

Went to visit family care doctor and they determined that I needed to be involuntarily diagnosed by a psychiatrist. I was taken into custody and admitted to the hospital.

Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jan 24, 2019

Matter of fact they are required to do so.

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Personal Injury, Child Custody and Legal Malpractice for Louisiana on

Q: Is there any lawyer in the Alexandria La area that is willing to help my wife end the bullying from her exhusband?

Case is in Ouachita parish.

Tired of the deception and tired of being ignored because the ex is a police officer. Is there anyone out there who isn’t scared to fight for the truth, and protect my wife from this vindictive liar who uses his position to get away with his mission to punish... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jan 17, 2019

Justia is not a lawyer referral service. Google Ouachita Parish custody lawyer

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Criminal Law, Education Law and Juvenile Law for Louisiana on

Q: Do doctors excused absences fall under punishable offence with truancy?

My son is in kindergarten and has missed 9 days 6 of which were doctor excused noted and documents were sent to scool. With that being said can I the father still be turned in for truancy?

Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Oct 3, 2018

No not truancy. But make a copy of each doctor's note before you give it to the school.

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for Louisiana on

Q: If a person obtained money from me via deceitful/emotionally manipulative means and refuses to repay, can I sue?

A man deceitfully obtained 450.00 from me, manipulating me to believe his father's life was in Jeopary (in need of a kidney transplant-a lie) and he was in emotional distress. I have been made aware that this individual has also been engaging in false relationship with other women for monetary... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Sep 3, 2018

No call your Sheriff's dept. This fraud (father's cancer fund) is fraud and a crime.

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Louisiana on

Q: I lost my finger and toe nails from a medication. Is that personal injury?

The medication is a biologic for soreatic arthritic. It caused a severe reaction

Douglas Lee Bryan answered on Sep 1, 2018

There is a specific law that applies to injuries caused by medication. I would need more information to determine whether there is a potential claim. Give me a call and I'll get some additional information and see what I can do.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Louisiana on

Q: i am bing sued for a wreck my daughter was in,driving her step dad's car,insured in her step dad's name.am i liable?

The address on her license is my address. That is the only affiliation I have to the "accident". My daughter lives with her mother, and not with me. She is not listed on my insurance, as the car does not belong to me.

Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Aug 28, 2018

Parent of minor liable AND owner of car liable.. Contact your insurance company who will provide defense for you.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Health Care Law for Louisiana on

Q: Can my commander make me cancel a medical appointment for field training?

I just recently got back from a deployment, during my PDHA I asked to make an appointment for severe back pain and shoulder pain. I received no call for a few weeks after being back so I went in to the aid station to make one. I was told again, that the PA would call me, which he didn’t. Just... Read more »

Douglas Lee Bryan answered on Aug 10, 2018

Because your question deals with the military, I would suggest you speak with someone in the JAG office.

3 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice for Louisiana on

Q: I've been permanently injured by a surgeon in Louisiana.

I need a lawyer who's not afraid of Louisiana.

Camille Brooks Ibrahim answered on Aug 2, 2018

Contact my office 214 775-9638 or email me at ibrahimc@ijalaw.com! I can assist you further

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2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for Louisiana on

Q: Is an attorney entitled to any of the payout from my policy's medical coverage assuming a standard 33% atty contract?

I was rear ended in an auto accident and I now have a lot of medical bills. I have $5000/person medical coverage on my insurance policy. If I hire an attorney to sue the responsible party's insurance company, will my attorney be entitled to any of the payout from my policy's medical coverage... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Aug 1, 2018

Attorney not entitled to % of med pay UNLESS your insurance company does not seek subrogation.

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3 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for Louisiana on

Q: My accident happened 6/ 2/2017. I filed in proper person on Mon, 6/4/2018 because the 2nd was a Sat. They claim too late

I have to go to court and have the law that says I can file Monday 4th, since 2nd fell on Saturday. Otherwise I lose due to prescription over one year before filing. In Lake Charles City Court on July 30th,2018.

Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jul 25, 2018

1) you could have fax filed,

2) 1 year prescriptive period includes holidays and weekends,

3) next time hire an attorney w h o keeps track of prescriptive periods.

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