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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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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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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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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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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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Do I Call a Lawyer for a Swimming Pool Accident?

Nothing beats the heat quite like a swimming pool during the summer. From family barbecues to public swimming pools and amusement parks, pools provide the backdrop for many summer memories. However, because of the unique circumstances created by large quantities of water, slick surfaces, and sometimes questionable maintenance, swimming pools also make accidents more likely. […]

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Do I Need a Personal Injury Lawyer for a Dog Bite?

A dog bite claim in Louisiana can be more complicated than you realize. If you have been the victim of a dog bite, you may need a personal injury lawyer. Who Is Liable for a Dog Attack? Louisiana follows the “one-bite” rule when it comes to animal attacks. This means the owner must meet certain […]

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