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  • 3 Motorcycle Safety Tips

    Although motorcycles can be fun to ride and are fuel efficient, they’re also way more dangerous than a car. In fact, motorcyclists are 30 times more likely to die in a crash than people in a car. Sadly, almost half of all motorcycle deaths are the result of single-vehicle crashes, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). With these statistics in mind, you should follow the ...
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  • What Makes an Injury Catastrophic?

    Any time an individual sustains an injury, there is likely some trauma involved in the experience. In the eyes of the law, however, there is a difference between a personal injury and a catastrophic injury . While there is technically no universal definition for what constitutes a catastrophic injury, there are some general definitions that are widely accepted. In terms of damages, catastrophic ...
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  • The Importance of Speaking with an Attorney Before Accepting a Truck Accident Settlement

    The Importance of Speaking with an Attorney Before Accepting a Truck Accident Settlement After an accident, the at-fault party’s insurance company will be in touch with you and, while it might seem like they are trying to be helpful, the fact is that the insurance adjuster you end up speaking is not your friend. In a truck accident case, where more than one party might be at fault, it is possible ...
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  • How Long Will My Personal Injury Case Take?

    If you are in the midst of a personal injury case, or are considering filing one, you might be wondering how long you can expect it to take before it reaches a resolution. The fact is that there is no set timeframe for these cases. If you are quick to settle, which is generally not advisable, you can resolve it in no time. However, if you are interested in obtaining fair compensation, it will ...
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  • Pictures You Should Take After a Car Accident

    After being involved in an accident, it is crucial to remain calm during this traumatic and overwhelming time to ensure that you are able to adequately document the scene and support your future claims for compensation. The more evidence you are able to provide, the better your chances will be at succeeding and, as the saying goes, a picture is worth a thousand words. Now that many, if not most of ...
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  • Things to Know When Talking to Insurance Adjusters

    After being involved in a motor vehicle accident, one of the first calls you will likely receive is from the at-fault party’s insurance provider. While it might seem like the adjuster is trying to be helpful to you during this difficult situation, it is important to remember that he or she is not your friend and is simply looking out for the insurance company’s best interests. An insurance ...
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  • Is Your Personal Injury Settlement Offer Fair?

    After you’ve sustained an injury due to the error or negligence of another person, you will likely receive a settlement offer intended to cover the cost of your damages. However, not all settlement offers are fair, and it can be difficult to determine whether or not the offer made to you is reasonable compensation. While seeing an experienced lawyer for a personal opinion regarding your settlement ...
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  • Tips to Help Maximize Your Personal Injury Settlement

    If you have been injured due to no fault of your own, it is likely you are seeking compensation due to any damages sustained, costly medical bills, emotional distress, and loss of work or wages. However, you may be surprised to learn that obtaining the compensation you deserve is harder than it should be. Unfortunately, many insurance companies don’t make it easy for victims seeking financial ...
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  • Steps of a Personal Injury Case

    You may have heard personal injury cases almost always settle prior to going to court, which may inspire a sense of relief for you. However, this isn’t always the case. The truth of the matter is, any legal issue can easily transform into a complicated, drawn-out process. Every set of circumstances that results in accident or injury is different, which is why it is no surprise every case will be ...
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  • What is Pain and Suffering in a Personal Injury Claim?

    If you were involved in a car accident and sustained injuries, you might be considering a personal injury claim. As you go through this process, you will find that you are entitled to pursue not only compensation for your medical costs and lost wages, but for your pain and suffering as well. What is considered pain and suffering in such a claim? We will define what these terms mean in a personal ...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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