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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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  • 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 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Your Legal Options When an Insurance Claim Is Denied

    Posted By Duck Law Firm || 27-Jan-2016

    The last thing that a person wants to hear after an automobile accident or natural disaster is that their insurance claim has been denied. While many people rely on their insurance companies for financial assistance in their time of need, the hard truth of the matter is that insurance companies are businesses with stockholders to please. When reviewing claims, insurance adjusters are often ...
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  • No Damage Doesn't Mean No Injuries After a Car Accident

    Posted By Duck Law Firm, LLC || 28-Dec-2015

    After a car accident, people expect to see shattered glass, twisted metal, and a general scene of wreckage. When the vehicles involved only have slight dents to bumpers or scratches in the paint, there comes a common misconception that everyone must be fine. The reality could not be further from the truth, though, as a vehicle’s damage is not indicative of a passenger’s injuries at ...
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  • Driving Dangers in Louisiana During Holiday Celebrations

    Posted By Duck Law Firm, LLC || 24-Dec-2015

    Southern Louisiana is known to be a party hotspot in the country, if not the world. From Lafayette to New Orleans, Christmas and New Year’s Eve celebrations can get rowdy and raucous, with people left and right imbibing in an alcoholic beverage or two. Or three. With such an extensive amount of partying going on around the holidays, is it any surprise than 1,000+ people are arrested for an ...
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  • Duck Law Firm, LLC Recovers 1.3 Million for 18-Wheeler Accident Victim

    Posted By Kevin R. Duck || 7-Dec-2015

    44 year old man was rear ended on 1-10 by an 18-wheeler tractor trailer. My client sustained serious back injuries requiring a two level lumbar fusion. My client had a successful outcome. As a result of the accident my client was unable to return to his job as an offshore inspector. Another successful outcome for my client and Duck Law Firm, LLC. To learn more about how a Lafayette personal injury ...
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  • Duck Law Firm Class Action Lawsuit Against General Motors for Defective 2011 Chevrolet Cruze

    Posted By Kevin R. Duck || 1-Dec-2015

    Duck Law Firm is representing Louisiana residents who own(ed) 2011 GMC Chevy Cruze for redhibitory defects. This vehicle has had numerous recalls and safety campaigns involving safety issues. If you or someone you know own or owned this vehicle, please contact our office to assist you in claims you may have against General Motors. We are experienced in individual consumer litigation as well as ...
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  • Automobile Accident Checklist

    Posted By Kevin R. Duck || 21-Nov-2015

    The Automobile Accident To Do Checklist CALL THE POLICE Call "911" and notify the police department of the accident so that the accident scene can be documented and a record is made of the accident. Make sure that when the investigating officer arrives that if you are able that you provide him with an accurate account of how the accident took place and that he records same and further ...
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  • Sharing the Road with Wildlife in Louisiana

    Posted By Duck Law Firm, LLC || 17-Nov-2015

    Car accidents are a serious concern, no matter what you state you live in, and everyone needs to do their part to help prevent them. Some states, however, have unique problems on their roadways that pose no less a threat. In Louisiana, just around the winter time, motorists need to be aware of deer crossing the road. In a study that analyzed accidents from June 2013 to June 2014, there were nearly ...
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