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  • Your Car's Hands-Free Device Can Still Cause a Car Accident

    Posted By Duck Law Firm, LLC || 20-Sep-2016

    Everyone wants to see automobiles get safer to drive and we can all acknowledge that technology can get help us along that path. Many people swear that fully-autonomous cars are the way of the future, despite the science behind self-driving vehicles still being years away. For now, many automakers are trying to promote safe driving habits by installing hands-free cellular devices into vehicles by ...
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  • Louisiana's "No Pay, No Play" Law Explained

    Posted By Duck Law Firm, LLC || 22-Aug-2016

    Car insurance laws vary throughout the United States, specifically regarding minimum requirements and the consequences of not carrying insurance. In the state of Louisiana, drivers are required to carry a minimum bodily liability coverage $15,000 per person and $30,000 per accident, and $25,000 in property damage liability coverage. While these limits are similar to many of those found in other ...
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  • Three Things Insurance Adjusters Won't Tell You after an Accident

    Posted By Duck Law Firm, LLC || 8-Aug-2016

    Have you been injured in an accident through no fault of your own? Chances are good you may be entitled to recover compensation for your losses by filing a personal injury claim against the responsible parties. Sometime following your accident, you will likely be contacted by the at-fault party’s insurance adjuster and will be presented with a settlement figure that they claim will pay for ...
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  • DOTD Announces 10 Most Dangerous Intersections in Lafayette

    Posted By Duck Law Firm, LLC || 29-Jul-2016

    The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) is in charge of the state’s infrastructure needs and promoting safety on roadways and highways. As part of its continual work, it collects information regarding the most dangerous intersections per city. If you live in Lafayette, especially south of the 10, you should review this list of the top ten most dangerous ...
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  • Louisiana Couple & Child Unharmed in Rollover Due to Seatbelts

    Posted By Duck Law Firm, LLC || 22-Jul-2016

    A young Louisiana couple are counting their lucky stars after they and the man’s infant daughter were able to walk away from a violent rollover accident completely unscathed. Luke Naquin was driving down Louisiana 40 with his one-year old daughter and his girlfriend when he inadvertently lost control of his truck. The vehicle ran off the road, tumbled into the adjacent field, and stopped ...
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  • Louisiana State Trooper Injured in Car Accident on I-55

    Posted By Duck Law Firm, LLC || 19-Jul-2016

    Authorities are reporting that a Louisiana State Trooper was “moderately” injured in early July 2016 following a traffic collision on Interstate 55. The trooper had stopped her vehicle on the right shoulder to assist a motorist that was struggling with their broken-down vehicle. After placing road flares to warn oncoming traffic of the situation, the trooper moved in front of her own ...
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  • Truck Accident Investigations: Important Evidence

    Posted By Duck Law Firm, LLC || 15-Jul-2016

    After being in a trucking accident, you need to start collecting evidence of what happened to bolster your chances of receiving a maximized compensation amount from the liable party. Some of that critical evidence is hidden away in difficult to find places, and other important details might only exist for a brief period of time. Take a look at what evidence you’ll want for your case and ...
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  • Punitive Damages: What They Are & Why They Matter

    Posted By Duck Law Firm, LLC || 31-May-2016

    In most personal injury lawsuits that are ever created, an out-of-court settlement is used to bring the matter to a swift and quiet closure. However, some will go to the courtroom for litigation, such as when the defendant feels they are not liable for the injuries, or if the damages requested are not agreed upon. If the plaintiff wins such a case, they are generally granted money equal to, or ...
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  • Peer Voters Select Attorney Duck as a Top Lawyer in Acadiana Area

    Posted By Duck Law Firm || 9-May-2016

    Who are the best lawyers in their field, and how can people find them easily? Each year, the Acadiana Profile magazine works with survey company Professional Research Services (PRS) to determine the top attorneys in the greater Acadiana area. Here at Duck Law Firm, LLC, we are excited to announce that Attorney Kevin Duck has been chosen as a Top Lawyer in Personal Injury Litigation for 2016. PRS ...
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  • Teen Facing Manslaughter Charges After Encouraging Boyfriend's Suicide

    Posted By Duck Law Firm || 29-Apr-2016

    When Conrad Roy contacted his long-distance relationship girlfriend, Michelle Carter, in July of 2014, he told her that he was planning on committing suicide via carbon monoxide poisoning. Instead of contacting the police and attempting to talk him out of the reckless behavior, Carter allegedly encouraged him to kill himself. According to text messages and phone call records collected by ...
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  • Connect with Duck Law Firm, LLC

    Posted By Duck Law Firm || 7-Apr-2016

    For more than two decades, Lafayette Injury Attorney Kevin Duck has represented clients in personal injury cases with integrity and dedication. His work has led to recoveries totaling millions of dollars for clients – leading, in turn, to his inclusion in the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. As a trusted name in Louisiana injury law, he is equipped ...
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  • DePuy Hip Implant Victims Awarded $500M Judgment

    Posted By Duck Law Firm || 25-Mar-2016

    On Thursday, March 17, 2016, a federal jury in Dallas awarded five plaintiffs a total of nearly $500 million in damages for injuries sustained from defective Pinnacle hip-replacements produced by DePuy Orthopaedics. DePuy, a subsidiary of pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson, has already shelled out roughly $3 billion for lawsuits related to injuries caused by its line of recalled ASR ...
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  • Texting and Driving Hazards

    Posted By Duck Law Firm || 4-Mar-2016

    Despite numerous media campaigns and outreaches to stop people from texting and driving, it continues to be a growing problem in the country. Some people are quick to blame young teenagers and novice drivers for the dangerous behavior – the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has estimated that 10 teenage drivers lose their lives due to texting each day across the country – the ...
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  • Punitive Damages in DUI Accident Injury Claims

    Posted By Duck Law Firm || 8-Feb-2016

    In some situations, DUI accident victims in Louisiana may be entitled to recover punitive damages in addition to compensatory damages. While compensation is ordinarily awarded for damages such as pain and suffering, lost income, and medical expenses, punitive damages are awarded to the injured party as a method of punishing the defendant and dissuading others from engaging in similar conduct. DUI ...
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  • Duck Law Firm Supports Acadiana Boys & Girls Clubs

    Posted By Duck Law Firm || 5-Feb-2016

    Duck Law Firm has supported the upcoming 26 th Annual “Running of the Ducks” fundraiser for the benefit of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Acadiana. The Running of the Ducks is a yearly 5K marathon charity event held to raise money for the chapter, funding invaluable after school tutorial programs and constructive recreational activities for the children of Acadiana and the surrounding ...
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