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How Do You Calculate Pain and Suffering Damages? 

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By: Henri M. Saunders  When we work with clients in personal injury lawsuits, we often get the most questions about pain and suffering damages. These type of damages can greatly impact how much our clients recover, yet it also tends to be confusing and unpredictable.  To help demystify pain and suffering damages, we decided to […]

How Long Does an 18-Wheeler Lawsuit Take? 

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By: Scotty Edward Chabert Jr. If you’ve been injured in an accident caused by an 18-wheeler or “big rig”, one of your first questions is probably how long will it take to recover the damages and compensation that you’re entitled to? After all, if you have medical bills, missed paychecks, and new expenses, the timeline […]

Understanding Product Liability in Louisiana

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By: Scotty Edward Chabert Jr. Product liability laws in Louisiana provide a way to hold manufacturers accountable for defective products that cause harm. Consumers who are injured by a product defect – whether it be a design defect, manufacturing defect, or an issue of insufficient warnings – can bring a product liability suit to seek […]

Louisiana Premises Liability Explained

The Saunders & Chabert team on a levee next to the Mississippi River in Baton Rouge, LA, discussing Premise Liability law.

By: Scotty Edward Chabert Jr. In Louisiana, public and private property owners have a duty to maintain a safe environment on their property. This means property owners of both commercial and residential properties are required to provide relatively safe conditions to guests or provide warnings of any unsafe conditions.  When a property owner fails to […]

Understanding Car Insurance in Louisiana

By: Henri M. Saunders LIABILITY INSURANCE Louisiana law requires that all drivers carry liability insurance. The purpose of this is to protect the motoring public. Liability insurance also protects you in the event you cause an accident. Keep in mind that you are protected only up to the amount of your liability limits selected when […]

What to Look For When Choosing a Personal Injury Attorney

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By: Cheyenne Moeller Meek and Scotty Edward Chabert Jr. A personal injury attorney plays a crucial role in navigating the complexities of the legal system after an injury. When your injury is a result of an accident caused by the negligence of another party, seeking compensation becomes a priority. Without legal guidance, this process can […]

The Jones Act Explained: Understanding Maritime Workers’ Rights and Compensation

By: Henri M. Saunders The Merchant Marine Act of 1920 was enacted to support and develop the maritime industry and to ensure that it remained under American Control. Among its many provisions, Section 27 of the Act, commonly known as the Jones Act, extends federal employer liability to seamen and provides maritime workers with an […]

Spoliation of Evidence

By: Scotty Edward Chabert Jr. Spoliation of evidence is a serious issue that can have a major impact on the outcome of litigation. As such, it’s something that all parties need to take seriously and address from the outset of litigation.  To help ensure you comply with all applicable laws and that your rights are […]

Saunders & Chabert Louisiana Product Liability

Every day, Americans use dozens of products, from brushing their teeth in the morning to cooking dinner on the stove at night. Unfortunately, defective products can endanger the health and wellbeing of consumers, potentially leading to hazardous situations that result in injuries. When a product fails and causes injury, it can be overwhelming to know […]

Social Security Disability

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By: Cheyenne Moeller Meek When you’re injured or become disabled, continuing to work a regular job to support your family can become complicated. Social Security Disability benefits are designed to help, but navigating the process after the initial application can be overwhelming.  Unfortunately, most initial applications are denied. Thankfully, you can appeal the decision. With […]