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Wills & Estate Planning: The Right Way to Do It

To put it most simply: The right way is the way that minimizes any taxes your family might have to pay, eliminates probate and leaves everybody happy. Good luck with that. On second thought, don’t put trust into luck; trust an expert estate planning lawyer, Waitz & Downer. When Should I Begin to Plan My […]

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Drunk Driving Injury Statistics: What You Need to Know

Campaigns by Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) and groups like them have done great things to reduce DUI deaths across America. Sadly, we’ll never totally eliminate drunk driving accidents because some people just won’t give up being stupid. When stupid happens, you need to fight back, for the sake of your victim and other potential […]

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How to Talk to Your Loved One about Nursing Home Abuse

If a loved one is being abused in a nursing home, he or she may not want to talk about it. It’s embarrassing, for many reasons, and they may fear reprisals — a very legitimate fear and a danger, especially if the staff assists with medications. However, if the victim says nothing, the abuse never […]

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Was Your Teenager in an Auto Accident? Here’s What To Do.

Auto accidents are the leading cause of death between 15-20 year olds. If your teenager is in an accident, you need an attorney who specializes in cases involving younger drivers. Waitz & Downer is well-known in Houma, LA and beyond as the teen auto accident attorney you want when your worst fear becomes a reality. […]

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How Often Does Medical Malpractice Occur?

Examples of medical malpractice include being given the wrong medication, undergoing the wrong surgery, or having a medical professional ignore certain symptoms. If you think you have been a victim of medical malpractice and you live in Houma, LA or nearby, personal injury attorneys Waitz & Downer will help you get the settlement you deserve. […]

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Leading Causes of Car Crashes in Louisiana

Car crashes in Louisiana can have devastating consequences, and yet, they are increasingly common. Most drivers find themselves in an accident at some point in their lives, or they know someone who has. Car crashes can be caused by a variety of factors. Here are the top five causes of car crashes in Louisiana and […]

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Injured on a Construction Site? Here’s What You Need to Know

Injuries on construction sites are very common due to the inherently dangerous nature of most construction project sites. Around 150,000 injuries on construction sites are reported each year. An injury could leave you out of work and suffering financially. But you don’t have to simply accept your new circumstances – you have rights! Here are […]

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What Compensation Can I Expect from my Accident Claim?

Louisiana law recognizes two separate forms of compensation: Actual damages, meant to cover actual medical bills, lost wages, pain & suffering and other losses and punitive damages, meant to punish the negligent party for inappropriate behavior. Louisiana State law allows punitive damages, but only in specific situations. It can get very complicated very quickly and […]

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How To Ensure Your Heirs Use Their Inheritances Wisely

No system is perfect, you can never absolutely guarantee your heirs will be smart with your bequests, but a good estate planning attorney, like Waitz & Downer, can set up a system improving the odds for your inheritors to be safe with their legacies. Estate Planning Tips Consider each beneficiary individually. Minor children and adults […]

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I’m Injured In My Workplace; Whose Fault Is It?

We at Waitz-Downer know that, despite the fact that most business owners go to great lengths to make sure their work environment is safe, work injuries can still happen. Should you find yourself involved in an accident on the job, it is imperative that you take the correct steps, so that, in the event the […]

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