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  • Preparing Documents for Your Car Accident Claim

    Were you injured in a car wreck? Are you facing mounting medical bills and / or property damage expenses? If so, you’ll need to file a car accident for compensation. Below, we list the top tips you’ll need to know when preparing documents for your car accident claim in Louisiana. Tip #1: Obtain the contact information of any and all witnesses. Of primary concern in any claim or lawsuit brought on ...
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  • What Questions Should I Ask My Doctor After an Accident?

    If the injuries you sustained in an accident require the medical attention of a doctor / surgeon / etc., you’ll need to know more than just what the injuries are and how they were incurred. Understanding the short- and long-term ramifications can help you – and your attorney – better prepare any claim or lawsuit brought on your behalf. After an accident that caused you injury, make sure you ask ...
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  • Bad Driving Habits Can Increase Risk of Car Accidents

    We have all encountered reckless drivers on the road who engage in dangerous driving habits. Many these habits may not seem significant, but they can actually cause severe accidents that may result in devastating injuries, or even fatalities. While we cannot control the actions of others, we can control ourselves. You can make the road safer by choosing to break the following bad habits: 1. ...
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  • Are Social Hosts Liable for Drunk Driving Accidents in Louisiana?

    Third Party Liability for Drunk Driving Accidents in Louisiana If you suffered a serious injury after being involved in a car accident caused by an intoxicated driver in Louisiana, you might be thinking about pursuing monetary damages from an alcohol vendor or social host for providing alcohol to a drunk person who goes to cause a collision. However, Louisiana has not enacted such laws to hold ...
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  • How Are Car Accident Claims Settled?

    If you were involved in a car accident , you might be wondering about the proper way to proceed with settling a vehicle damage or injury claim against the negligent party. Although the other driver may have caused the collision, you typically will not be dealing with that party directly in the attempt to settle your claim for damages. What You Must First Do When it comes to recovering compensation ...
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  • New Year & Resolutions to Stay Safe

    At Cossé Law Firm , we are happy to providing experienced and skilled legal services to those who need it. In addition, we are even happier when people do not require our services because of proactive behaviors on their part. In regards to holiday festivities, prevention is an important element in staying safe, especially when it comes to drunk drivers , aggressive holiday shoppers, as well as ...
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  • Cossé Law Firm Hosts 2nd Annual Thanksgiving Dinner

    On November 20, 2016, The Cossé Law Firm was privileged to continue its community outreach efforts by hosting its 2nd annual Thanksgiving Dinner donation to all congregation members of the Greater Mount Carmel Baptist Church in New Orleans’s famous 9th Ward. That area of New Orleans continues to rebuild after Hurricane Katrina and serves as a beacon of hope to its members and surrounding ...
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  • Why You Should Have A Dash Camera

    Today’s world is full of chaos between cars commuting to and from work and the need to communicate through calls, emails and texts growing at an alarming rate. Add them all up and you have the potential for car wrecks. Sadly, some drivers are so distracted that they may not even know they entered your lane and hit you, which will cause them to deny fault. This is the reason you should have a dash ...
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  • Have you been the victim of a flood?

    *This is not meant to be legal or construction advice; only friendly information based on my personal experience. Follow these steps to make sure that you are not victimized twice: Contact FEMA and the Red Cross to see what emergency aid may be available in terms of funds, food and other supplies. Take pictures of all of the damage-make sure you photograph all of your possessions, focusing on the ...
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  • What Is an Attractive Nuisance?

    There are certain dangers in the world that draw people to them. A great example is how a small child is attracted to a swimming pool. The pool is what would be called an “attractive nuisance.” When someone is injured by an attractive nuisance, many factors must be considered. How to Determine an Attractive Nuisance If the property in question contains or has a structure built in, such as a ...
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  • How Social Media Can Affect Your Personal Injury Claim

    When you have a personal injury case, insurance companies will resort to any tactic to reduce or eliminate the value of your claim. The oldest way is character assassination, or to make it look like you are dishonest. The latest method the insurance companies use is to request your social media accounts. Cossé Law Firm strives to help clients find the maximum possible financial compensation ...
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  • How Chronic Pain Can Cause Brain Damage

    Did you know that chronic pain can cause an acquired brain injury ? When an accident causes you to have “Chronic Pain,” which is pain that doesn’t resolve after 6 months, two things can happen: The medicine that you are given and your endorphins, which are your body’s own pain killers, work on your brain to trick it not to feel the pain. Over time, this can cause atrophy to the hippocampus, which ...
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  • Why Technology Is So Important to Your Case

    You may not know it, but your personal injury case relies heavily on technology. Diagnostic tools like MRI’s help your doctor to “see” inside your body to determine if you have suffered a spinal injury. What about your lawyer? Is it important for him or her to have and use cutting edge technology in their law practice? Absolutely. Why Does Your Lawyer Need the Best Technology? Lawyers that make ...
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  • What is a "Rush Release?"

    A “rush release” is when the insurance company learns that you have been the victim of an accident and they rush out to you to offer a small sum of money in exchange for you signing a release, which gives up your rights to pursue any further compensation. In many cases, however, injuries do not manifest until weeks or even months later. That means if you develop a serious problem from the accident ...
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  • What Does Your Attorney Need to Prove to Win a Personal Injury Case?

    The days and months following your accident are a critical time. Having a knowledgeable lawyer by your side from the start can make all of the difference in the amount of compensation you are able to recover. It is essential to have a representative present in your injury case because you will have to prove certain elements in your claim in order to receive any financial help. When you are injured ...
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