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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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Did Your Employer Deny Your Workers’ Compensation Claim? What You Need to Know

Denied Workers’ Compensation? Here’s What to Do: Your first impulse may be to get angry, and you probably have every right to be. Avoid this temptation, however strong it hits you — acting in anger never turns out well. Now that you’re all calm and collected, contact Waitz & Downer, one of the top workers’ […]

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How Can A Lawyer Help Protect My Business?

Hiring a business lawyer is one of the best decisions you can make if you own a business. It is a proactive step that keeps your business assets and interests shielded from potential disaster. How Can A Business Lawyer Help Me? The intricacies of business law are often complex. To help keep you protected, hiring […]

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Things to Know Before Beginning Real Estate Litigation

Real estate law can be rather complex. Hiring a real estate lawyer may be the best way to help make sense of these laws. Read on to learn more about this valuable service. When Do I Need a Real Estate Lawyer? A real estate lawyer is able to act in several different capacities to help […]

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Top Ways a Power of Attorney Could Make Your Life Easier

It can be overwhelming to think about what will happen if you were no longer able to make competent decisions. You may also trust your loved ones will automatically gain control of your estate and act on your behalf in these situations. However, this is not necessarily true. Having a power of attorney can help […]

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Is A Dive Operator Responsible For My Injury Now?

Diving injuries can be life changing, and in some situations, fatal. However, in many recreational and commercial diving cases, the accident was preventable. Instances Where a Dive Operator is Responsible for an Injury Scuba diving has inherent risks. Because of this, many dive operators require you to sign a liability release or waiver. However, this […]

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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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