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Louisiana Hit-And-Run Laws

On behalf of The Law Offices of W.A. “Chip” Forstall, Jr. posted in Blog on September 29, 2022

Securing compensation for your injuries and damages after a car accident can be stressful and complicated. Certain factors, such as a driver who flees an accident scene, can make the financial recovery process even more challenging.  The number of Louisiana car accidents has increased over the past several years, and so has the number of…

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How A Truck Accident Lawyer Can Help Your Case

On behalf of The Law Offices of W.A. “Chip” Forstall, Jr. posted in Blog, Truck Accidents on September 15, 2022

Accidents involving large commercial trucks frequently result in devastating injuries and damages. Every year, thousands of large trucks are involved in severe and fatal injury accidents. The trucking industry is heavily regulated by state and federal laws to help keep our roadways safe.  Those who own and operate commercial trucks are responsible for ensuring that their…

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Should I Hire A Lawyer For An Accident Case?

On behalf of The Law Offices of W.A. “Chip” Forstall, Jr. posted in Blog on August 02, 2022

If you or a loved one has been involved in an accident in New Orleans, you might be wondering if you should hire a lawyer to represent you in an injury claim. The answer to that question is almost always yes. Personal injury attorneys handle all types of accident cases and know how to help…

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How Long Does It Take To Settle An Accident Claim in New Orleans?

On behalf of The Law Offices of W.A. “Chip” Forstall, Jr. posted in Blog on July 21, 2022

One of the first questions that injured clients ask is: How long does it take to settle an accident claim in New Orleans? Every accident is unique, and there is no definitive answer as to how long your claim will take. However, there are some factors and circumstances that will impact the length of the…

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What Damages Can You Claim After A Car Accident?

On behalf of The Law Offices of W.A. “Chip” Forstall, Jr. posted in Blog on June 28, 2022

Car accidents happen every day. In 2021, there were 914 car crashes on Louisiana highways. There were 997 deaths resulting from those crashes, a record high. These numbers do not include accidents that happened on roads that are not considered highways. It is unsettling when you are involved in an unfortunate event. If you are…

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Should I Hire A Hurricane Damage Attorney?

On behalf of The Law Offices of W.A. “Chip” Forstall, Jr. posted in Blog, Hurricane Damage on June 21, 2022

  Here on the coast of Louisiana, we are no strangers to hurricanes and large storm systems. As we enter the 2022 hurricane season, hurricane damages from previous seasons are still very much alive in our memory – Laura, Ida, and Katrina, just to name a few – because of the sheer amount of damage,…

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When Should I Sue After A Car Accident

On behalf of The Law Offices of W.A. “Chip” Forstall, Jr. posted in Blog, Car Accidents on June 02, 2022

Being involved in a car accident can be overwhelming, especially if you have suffered significant injuries. While dealing with injuries and mounting medical bills, you are also probably navigating an insurance claim. On top of that, there is also a clock ticking limiting your ability to file a lawsuit against the at-fault driver. It is…

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Truck Accident FAQ – What To Do If You Are In A Semi-Truck Accident

On behalf of The Law Offices of W.A. “Chip” Forstall, Jr. posted in Blog, Truck Accidents on May 24, 2022

Our nation’s economy relies on the swift movement of goods throughout the country, and much of this is by truck, with 72 percent of our freight hauled by large semis. But according to data from the American Trucking Association, we are now experiencing a significant shortage of truck drivers, causing large trucking companies to scramble…

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Benefits of Hiring a Personal Injury Lawyer

On behalf of The Law Offices of W.A. “Chip” Forstall, Jr. posted in Brain Injuries, Car Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death on April 29, 2022

After an accident, you may be facing medical bills, lost wages, and other accident-related damages. If someone else caused your accident, you might be entitled to compensation under a personal injury claim. A personal injury attorney can help you meet all filing deadlines and requirements and pursue the best possible outcome in your case. When…

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Why You Need A Motorcycle or Truck Accident Attorney

On behalf of The Law Offices of W.A. “Chip” Forstall, Jr. posted in Blog, Motorcycle Accidents, Truck Accidents on April 22, 2022

If you or a loved one has been involved in a motorcycle or truck accident, it is important to know that there are some significant differences between these accidents and regular automobile accidents. You need an attorney who understands the applicable laws and the common factors in these accidents and has experience handling these cases….

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