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Q&A with a Houma Personal Injury Lawyer

If you are considering whether or not to pursue a personal injury lawsuit, you probably have several questions running through your mind. At Waitz & Downer, we want to help address some of those questions and concerns you may have. Personal Injury Q&A What should I do after I have been injured? As with any […]

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5 Differences between Truck and Car Accidents

Distracted driving has been linked to roughly 25% of all fatal crashes. In fact, studies have shown that taking your eyes off the road for 3 to 5 seconds is all it takes for a fatal accident to occur. While any accident can result in a fatality, those that occur between a large truck and […]

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4 Common Signs of Nursing Home Abuse

The decision to put your loved one in a nursing home was likely not an easy one. However, once made, you entrust your loved one to the care of the professionals who work within that facility. Unfortunately, nursing home abuse is more common than you may realize. Recognizing the signs can be an essential step […]

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Preparing to Meet with a Workers’ Compensation Attorney

Being injured at work can be debilitating. Not only can it result in a personal injury, it can also lead to stressful working conditions or fears of retaliation. However, if you have been injured at work – the lawyers at Waitz & Downer have your back. Do you need to meet with a workers’ compensation […]

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What to Do If You Are Injured By a Distracted Driver

While distracted driving has always been a problem, it has become much more serious with the evolution of cell phones and smartphones. With so many features, functions, and capabilities available in the palm of your hand, cell phone usage is creating quite a dangerous driving environment. What You Need to Know About Distracted Driving Plenty […]

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Personal Injury Settlement Negotiation Tips

Being injured because of someone’s negligence can be stressful, painful, and expensive. When you make a claim, it will be followed by a personal injury settlement. Negotiating a personal injury settlement can take more work than you would expect, which is why it is best to hire a personal injury lawyer. To get you the […]

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Common Legal Terms in Personal Injury Cases

As your personal injury lawyer, the attorneys at Waitz & Downer do not want you to feel “in the dark” when it comes to understanding your case. Below, we define the most commonly used legal terms you’ll hear in a personal injury case. Glossary of Personal Injury Terms Accident Report: An official document that records […]

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Who Is Liable In a Side Impact Collision?

If you have ever been the victim in a car accident, you know how scrupulous an insurance adjuster and the court system can be. If you are lucky, the accident resulted in minor damages to your vehicle and perhaps whiplash. However, we all know accidents can be far more expensive, painful, and heartbreaking as well. […]

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How a Personal Injury Attorney in Baton Rouge Can Help Your Case

An accident can occur at any time. Car accidents can range from minor trips to severe, debilitating injuries or even death. Having a personal injury attorney in Baton Rouge can help to ensure you get the compensation you are entitled to. Experienced Lawyers for Injuries The Louisiana lawyers at Waitz & Downer have the experience […]

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When You Should Have a Social Security Disability Lawyer

Have you been suffering from an injury or illness that has prevented you from being able to work for at least a year? If so, you may qualify for help from the Social Security Administration (SSA) via a claim for Social Security disability (SSD) or Social Security Income (SSI) benefits. If you are considering filing […]

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