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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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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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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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Steps to Take after You’ve Been in a Car Accident

5 Steps to Take after You’ve Been in a Car Accident Thousands of car accidents take place each year, and many result in severe injury or death. A car accident can truly be a frightening and stressful experience. Even if you are not at-fault for the incident, you may be feeling overwhelmed and unsure of […]

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Drinking & Driving Advice from a Lawyer: Don’t Do It!

It is never a good idea to drink and drive. You not only risk your own life, but the lives of others. The numbers do not lie; almost half of every auto-related death is from alcohol. Take it from Waitz and Downer Attorneys at Law; driving drunk is not something to mess around with. There […]

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How Do I Know I Have a Good Attorney?

At the Thibodaux, Louisiana offices of Waitz and Downer, we offer numerous legal services. While we are well known for our personal injury law, we also handle business, real estate, social security, and estate law. We are also working tirelessly to help clients and businesses that were impacted by the BP oil spill. Besides, our […]

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How Common Are Default Judgments?

Before we get into how common default judgments are and what causes them, let’s start with what a default judgement is.   A default judgement is when one of the parties either the defendant or plaintiff doesn’t show up for an appearance or file an answer to the initial pleading, and the court makes the […]

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Is a Car Accident Cause for Wrongful Death?

It is one of the most dangerous activities known to man, yet something that we all do on a daily basis: driving a vehicle. According to national death statistics, car accidents are one of the most common causes of deaths in the United States, falling behind heart disease and cancer. If you have a loved […]

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Common Causes of Fatal Car Accidents

As summer approaches, more Americans will hit the road, heading to vacation, to see new sites, or just driving a joy ride. As more Americans travel, car accidents will become more common, many of these fatal. Eyes On The Road The most common cause of fatal accident is, surprise surprise, distracted driving. In an age […]

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Is There a Formula for Auto Accident Settlements?

When it comes to an auto accident, there’s only one thing they have in common. No one likes to be involved in one. Whether you are at fault or the victim, an auto accident can be very stressful and time consuming to deal with. If you have been injured in an accident, you want to […]

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