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Passenger Rights in a Vehicle Accident

Read Time: 2.5 minutes TL;DR If you are a passenger in an accident, you can file a third-party claim with the insurer of the driver at fault. If you were a passenger in a collision while in a car that you own, you can file a claim with the insurance of the driver at fault;…

Louisiana Employment Law 101

Read Time: 6 minutes TL;DR You are protected against discrimination and harassment through the entire employment process, from hiring to firing. OSHA demands that employers in every state keep their workplaces safe and free of known hazards. Employers are required to pay their employees the highest applicable minimum wage, whether it is set by federal,…

Handling Insurance Adjusters

Read Time: 2.5 minutes TL;DR It is important to remember that the job of an insurance adjuster is to investigate the validity and value of your claim, while closing settlements quickly and with the lowest possible cost. Before speaking or meeting with the adjuster, review your policy and note what is covered under it and…

Criminal Record

Read Time: 2.25 minutes TL;DR Although your past crime is completely unrelated to your personal injury claim, most people will view a criminal record negatively. Typically, the less serious the crime, and the longer the time that has passed, the less impact it will have on your personal injury case. The best thing to do…

Compensation Doctor

Read Time: 2.5 minutes TL;DR Although your employer or insurance provider may recommend a treating physician for your workers’ compensation case, you have the right to and should choose your own doctor. Always check that the doctor you choose is willing to treat work-related injuries. Choose a physician that specializes in treating your type of…

Car Accident - Who's faulty?

Read Time: 3.5 minutes TL;DR In an auto accident, the driver found at fault and their insurance provider will be liable for any damages sustained by the injured party. Every car accident should be reported to the police in order to file a police report which describes how the accident happened and lists any traffic…

Read Time 5 minutes TL;DR   No matter where you are in the claims process, it’s important to speak with a qualified workers’ compensation attorney to help evaluate and negotiate your claim settlement. The length and extent of benefits will depend on whether your injuries cause a temporary or permanent disability, in addition to whether…

Louisiana Auto Insurance

Read Time 4 minutes TL;DR 13 percent of Louisiana drivers don’t have the car insurance required by law. In an effort to keep insurance rates under control, Louisiana passed the “no pay, no play” law that penalizes drivers that don’t have insurance. All Louisiana vehicles must have Bodily Injury Liability and Property Damage coverage. Optional…

Car Accident Claim Red Flags

  If you’re involved in a car accident, you need to be aware of what you should or shouldn’t say or do in order to protect yourself and your case. There are certain warning signs and red flags that may come up when speaking to an insurance adjuster or the other party’s representation, so it’s…

Workers' Compensation

  Every year, thousands of workers are injured on the job or develop medical issues due to their working conditions. However, obtaining financial assistance for these injuries and illnesses through workers’ compensation can be much more complicated than you may anticipate—especially if you’re unfamiliar with this process. There are several questions you’ll most likely experience…

Car Accident - Ident. Fault

    No matter how carefully you drive, there’s always a risk of being involved in an automobile accident when you’re on the road. Even the most defensive drivers can fall victim to an accident, which can cause a great deal of stress and anxiety for those involved. There are several questions that may arise…

Ergonomics

    Most people think that workplace injuries normally occur while performing a dangerous or physically intensive job, such as construction, industrial or other strenuous outdoor work. It may surprise you that an office setting can be the cause of a unique set of injuries or health concerns, too. Sitting down at a computer all…

Winter Work Safety

Although Louisiana doesn’t see heavy snow or blizzards, there are still dangers posed to outside workers during this time of year. As all natives know, you can’t just look at a thermometer to know how cold it will feel when you have to conduct outdoor work activities. Unique weather patterns factor in tremendously in how…

Holiday Driving Safety

  The holiday season is an exciting, but incredibly hectic time for many. Most people have holiday parties to attend, parties to plan, gifts to purchase and might even have a long road trip planned to visit relatives and friends. The joys of spending quality time with friends and family is definitely worth all of…

Personal Protective Equipment

Personal protective equipment (PPE) is there to ensure your safety for any incident that can occur at your job site. The type of PPE you need is dependent on your job duties and industry, although there are some common pieces of protective equipment used across the board. Sometimes wearing PPE may feel like an inconvenience,…

Car Accident Lawyer

  Motorists get into accidents every day and, unfortunately, numerous individuals decide to handle the settlement process without assistance—particularly if the accident was minor. They may not think the advice of a lawyer is necessary and believe the process will move faster without taking the time to hire a reputable legal professional. We understand that…

Work Safety

According to OSHA, 4,379 workers died on the job in 2015 due to compromised work safety or illnesses. This figure translates to about 13 fatalities each day, which is a worrying figure considering that most of these deaths are preventable. Workplace safety for any institution is important, regardless of whether the job involves heavy manual…

Car Accident Safety

Your first instinct as a driver is to avoid accidents at all costs. Unfortunately, some are just unavoidable. Car accidents are one of the highest contributors to fatalities not only in the US but in the world as well. When the unthinkable happens, what you do can mean the difference between life and death. The…

Driving in inclement weather

Unfortunately, many injuries and deaths occur along the Pelican State’s roadways every year during periods of inclement weather—summer is no exception. While drivers cannot always avoid potentially hazardous situations, we urge everyone to seek to remain indoors whenever possible during heavy storms. If you must travel during dangerous outdoor conditions, adhering to some responsible driving…

SSD Benefits

Unfortunately, your Social Security Disability benefits may be cut off before you’re ready. These situations are never ideal and can often create additional stress in an already stressful time. It’s understandable to feel like you’re stuck between a rock and a hard place, but this isn’t the end of the road if you have the…

Vocational Rehabilitation Services

Vocational rehabilitation services are services offered for workers’ compensation claims that aim to get injured employees back to work as quickly and smoothly as possible. Ideally, workers can return to their job with little to no retraining necessary. However, some injuries prevent employees from returning to their previous position. In these cases, vocational rehabilitation services…

Car Accident Injuries

In the United States, car accidents are one of the leading causes of injuries that result in a trip to the hospital. There are over 6 million motor vehicle accidents in the United States every year, which leave more than 3 million people injured and close to 2 million of those individuals permanently injured. While…

Hit and Run

Being involved in a car accident can be a difficult situation on its own. However, an accident coupled with complex circumstances, such as a hit-and-run, can leave you wondering how you’ll ever get the compensation you deserve. While it may seem like facing impossible odds, take solace in knowing that legal help is available to…

Workers' Compensation

The process of filing a workers’ compensation claim can be complex — legal terms and insurance companies may be enough to make your head spin. We’re here to help you understand the Louisiana workers’ compensation process more thoroughly. To start, here’s a glossary of the 10 most important terms you’ll want to know throughout your…

Car Accident

There are several different kinds of car accidents, all with varying severity and implications. Car accidents are exactly as the name implies – accidents, but by learning about the common types of car accidents and their causes, you can learn how to avoid most vehicle collisions as best as humanly possible.   Rear-End Accidents According…

Workers Compensation advice

If you’ve been injured in a workplace accident, it is critical that you understand the ins and outs of the workers’ compensation claims process. The benefits received from workers’ compensation depend on the severity of the injuries sustained, as well as the proceeding recovery period. This is to ensure that every injured employee receives appropriate…

Car Accident

A car accident can be one of the most shocking and stressful things with which you will ever deal. Depending on the severity of the car accident, you or a loved one may be left with serious life-altering injuries, so it’s natural to feel a bit lost after you’ve been in a collision. Don’t feel lost,…

According to the Washington Post, nearly 18,000 people have been killed on U.S. roadways between January and June. This is an increase of more than 10% from 2015’s statistics.  Many people don’t think about this connection, but as the recession begins to fade and more people return to work, there are more people on the…

Have you been injured on the job and are now considering calling an attorney who specializes in Workers’ Compensation? Many people have a hard time finding an attorney with the level of experience necessary to successfully get representation for a Louisiana Workers’ Compensation Claim. One common mistake that people make is to respond to advertisements…

The last thing you need when you are looking for a Workers’ Compensation attorney is “the hard sell.” At The Law Office of Stephen C. Gaubert, we know that by giving you the information you need, sharing our knowledge with you and communicating clearly with you about your legal options, you are more likely to choose us…

Identify a Previously Flooded Car

100,000 insured cars were damaged by the recent flooding. Not only is this devastating, but also scary. Although Louisiana enacted legislation in the wake of Hurricane Katrina to combat this growing fraud, he truth is that flooded cars are often cleaned, restored and resold to unsuspecting consumers with no indication of problems.  The NICB (National…

What to do after a car accident

What to Do After a Car Accident Move Your Vehicle – After impact, new laws may require that you move your vehicle, but only do so if you are without pain and apparent injury. If you are in pain, stunned or dazed, don’t attempt to move; remain in place until help arrives. Call The Police…

We are pleased to announce Stephen Gaubert’s inclusion in “Acadiana’s Top Lawyers” by Acadiana Profile Magazine. We are very proud to have Stephen as an integral part of our team. Stephen specializes in personal injury law, workers’ compensation law, estate planning and more. Read the whole article and profile here! 

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