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2016

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Blog Posts in 2016

  • 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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  • Why You Always Get More Money When You are Represented by an Attorney

    Many people believe that they can handle their own personal injury case. When you are dealing with an insurance company, you will be dealing with an adjuster that handles hundreds of personal injury cases per year, whereas the average person hasn’t ever handled even one. Who do you think has the advantage? Clearly the insurance company. So what are the advantages of having an attorney from our ...
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  • How Seatbelts Can Cause Injuries

    There’s no doubt that the seatbelt is the most effective safety innovation in cars over the last 50 years. Unfortunately, they can cause injuries of their own. When a vehicle is hit in a crash, the seatbelt will often tighten over certain parts of the body, while other parts of the body will continue to accelerate and decelerate. This tension can cause shoulder, chest and abdominal injuries, some ...
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  • How to buy Auto insurance

    Most people buy the minimum insurance that is the cheapest. They think that they can’t afford more. The truth is that the largest portion of the insurance premium is built into the minimum limits of $15,000. After that, you can add thousands of dollars of coverage very inexpensively. Therefore, when you are requesting insurance quotes, ask your agent to provide many different limits of coverage. ...
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  • What is a "Phantom" vehicle?

    A phantom vehicle is a vehicle that causes you to be involved in an accident although the other car doesn’t actually come into contact with yours. A good example is a car that switches lanes into your lane and you swerve to avoid the crash and then run into something else. If you are injured, the only way you will be compensated is if you can produce a “disinterested third party” that witnessed ...
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  • What to do if you're in a car wreck

    Many times, the difference between winning and losing your personal injury case depends on what happens at the scene of the accident. If you are in a car wreck, follow these steps to help make sure that your case is successful: Take pictures with your cell phone before the cars are removed from the roadway-use multiple angles and get the other cars license plate number, as well as what areas are ...
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  • Auto Accidents

    Why your seatbelt can injure you There’s no doubt that seatbelts are the single-most effective means of saving your life in an accident. They keep you from being ejected from the car. However, their use can be responsible for a variety of injuries. Because they pin down parts of your body, the force from an accident can cause your body to twist at a high velocity, causing spinal and other ...
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