New Louisiana Tort Reform Laws May Limit Future Car Accident Claims

New Louisiana Tort Reform Laws May Limit Future Car Accident Claims

A new law has gone into effect that limits the amount of compensation available to those injured in Louisiana traffic accidents. The Civil Justice Reform Act of 2020 aims to reduce the amount of money plaintiffs can receive from insurance companies in lawsuits.  The money these companies save in litigation should, at least theoretically, also […]

Preventing Drunk Driving Accidents in Louisiana

December is National Impaired Driving Prevention Month, and now more than ever it’s important for drivers to educate themselves about preventing and identifying drunk or drugged driving. According to the Louisiana Traffic Records Data Report 2019, there were 295 fatal drunk driving accidents in Louisiana last year alone. These statistics are scary, but the truth […]

How To Safely Celebrate Thanksgiving in the COVID-19 Era

With Thanksgiving just a few weeks away and coronavirus cases in Louisiana on the rise again, many residents are torn between reuniting with their loved ones and keeping them safe. Although Louisiana hasn’t yet issued any travel restrictions for those visiting from out of town, a handful of other U.S. states are requesting visitors to […]

Daylight Saving Time Ends, Fall Back with These Safety Tips

It’s time to fall back one hour, as daylight saving time ends on November 1, 2020 at 2:00 a.m. Hours after Halloween ends, it’ll be time to set your clocks back. While most people welcome the extra hour of sleep that they gain, the change in sunlight hours can lead to car accidents, bicycle accidents, […]

5 Tips to Prevent House Fires

October 4 – October 10 is Fire Prevention Week in Louisiana, and here at Mike Brandner Injury Attorneys, we’re highlighting the importance of keeping your home safe from fire hazards. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), residential fires cause an average of 2,620 civilian deaths every year in the United States. An additional […]

Voted Best of New Orleans Law Firm Two Years in a Row

Thanks to the support from all those who cast their votes, Mike Brandner Injury Attorneys won the first place title of Best Law Firm in New Orleans for 2020 in the Gambit’s annual Best of New Orleans reader’s poll! We are thrilled to have earned the respect of community members for the second year in […]

Is Your Loved One’s Nursing Home Doing Enough to Prevent Falls?

Here at Mike Brandner Injury Attorneys, we want to highlight the importance of fall prevention in nursing homes across Louisiana. According to the Fall Prevention Center of Excellence, falls are the number one cause of injury deaths, unintended injuries, and traumatic hospital admissions in older adults. Older adults who live alone are at a higher […]

What Should I Do After a Hurricane in Louisiana?

Surviving a hurricane is terrifying enough, but it’s important to remember that the danger isn’t over just because the storm is. Keep you and your family safe from injuries with these post-hurricane safety tips from Mike Brandner Injury Attorneys.

Prevent Accidents & Injuries This Hurricane Season

It’s been nearly 15 years since Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans and surrounding areas, killing over 1,800 people and destroying hundreds of thousands of homes. Although some structural improvements have been made to NOLA’s levees and floodwalls since then, tropical storms and hurricanes remain a significant threat to New Orleans residents, especially those living outside […]

New Orleans Back to School Safety

With a new school year rapidly approaching, parents and students alike may be anxious about returning to class amid increasing cases of COVID-19 in New Orleans. Public school districts and private schools throughout the Big Easy have adopted varying plans for reopening, from virtual instruction to alternating in-class days for students. Whether your kids are […]

 

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