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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • An Overview of Truck Accident Claims in Louisiana

    Posted By Duck Law Firm || 20-Jan-2016

    While nearly any vehicle accident can be a frightening experience, collisions involving 18-wheelers and large commercial trucks can be particularly deadly. Unfortunately, these crashes happen all too often in Louisiana, as statistics from the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration indicate that nearly 460 people lost their lives as a result of truck accidents in Louisiana between 2010 ...
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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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  • STOP BULLYING!

    Posted By Duck Law Firm, L.L.C. || 14-Dec-2015

    Bullying is a real problem in our schools. Bullying has a profound impact on the lives of those who are the victims. This impact goes beyond the confines of the school yard. The impact goes beyond a child's graduation from High School. The impact is everlasting. While depression, anxiety, stress and fear are the immediate responses to bullying, all too often this harassment leads to suicide or ...
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  • GM Kills 124 People. No Arrests. No Jail Time. GM Settles for Pennies on the Dollar

    Posted By Duck Law FIrm || 12-Dec-2015

    Once again a corporate titan kills people through their negligence and coverups and walks away unscathed. Over 124 people lost their lives because of a defect with the GM ignition. Several of those lives could have been saved if GM did not cover up the defect. Why the cover up? Money and greed! GM was able to successfully avoid paying thousands of claims based upon a bankruptcy filing that ...
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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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  • FDA Hip Implant Recall Microport Orthopedics - Duck Law Firm, LLC Representing Claimants

    Posted By Kevin R. Duck || 30-Nov-2015

    The FDA has issued the following recall which can be found at: http://www.fda.gov/MedicalDevices/Safety/ListofRecalls/ucm465501.htm Duck Law Firm, LLC represents claimants with defective hip implants. The last client we represented in connection with a hip implant recall recovered over $500,000. MicroPort Orthopedics Inc., PROFEMUR Neck Varus/Valgus CoCr 8 Degree, Part number PHAC 1254 Recall ...
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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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  • Volkswagen Dieselgate - Which Cars Are Affected ?

    Posted By Kevin R. Duck || 20-Nov-2015

    NY TIMES reports: http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2015/business/international/vw-diesel-emissions-scandal-explained.html?smid=fb-share&_r=0 Which Cars Are Affected? The Environmental Protection Agency said in September that it would order Volkswagen to recall seven of its American car models with affected engines, which amount to total of about 500,000 vehicles. Volkswagen has not released ...
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  • Volkswagen Claims Attorney Explains Dieselgate

    Posted By Kevin Duck || 18-Nov-2015

    Earlier this year, it came to light that Volkswagen rigged over 11 million diesel cars with technology that allowed the vehicles to pass emission testing standards. The technology fools the emission tests by masking the release of nitrogen oxide. These vehicles are actually emitting anywhere from 10 to 40 times the federal standards. The scandal, referred to by many journalists as Dieselgate, has ...
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  • VW Offer of $1,000 to Owners "Insultingly Inadequate"

    Posted By Kevin Duck || 17-Nov-2015

    In an interview with Bloomberg earlier this month, Sen. Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut commented on the Volkswagen emissions scandal and discussed the car maker's offer of $1,000 to customers: Get more information on Dieselgate from our Lafayette product liability lawyer on the following pages: Volkswagen Lawsuits Volkswagen Claims Attorney Explains Dieselgate Volkswagen Cheating Device ...
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