ARCHIVES: June 2017

  • Spectacular but seriously dangerous: Fourth of July fireworks

    On behalf of Vamvoras Schwartzberg & Antoon, LLC posted in personal injury on Monday, June 26, 2017. The Fourth of July brings out the most spectacular fireworks displays of the year — but it also brings along some of the worst injuries to celebrants. “Independence Day” means a trip to the hospital for an average of 230 people a year — over 50 percent of those people will be suffering from burns, while the rest […]

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  • Is resisting arrest a hate crime?

    On behalf of Vamvoras Schwartzberg & Antoon, LLC posted in criminal defense on Wednesday, June 21, 2017. Could resisting arrest get you charged with a hate crime? In Louisiana, yes. Last year, Louisiana became the first state to enact what is now known as a “Blue Lives Matter” law, resisting arrest and scuffling with police can be interpreted as an assault or an attack — which is seen as a hate crime against police and […]

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  • Louisiana car accident laws and the settlement process

    On behalf of Vamvoras Schwartzberg & Antoon, LLC posted in blog on Wednesday, June 14, 2017. Imagine setting out for your summer road trip. Everything you need is in the back of the car and by the end of the week, you will be at the Grand Canyon. You had been planning the trip for several months and now all you had to do was jump on to I-10 and head west. Unfortunately, you were […]

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  • Uninjured spouses may have a right to loss of consortium claims

    On behalf of Vamvoras Schwartzberg & Antoon, LLC posted in personal injury on Tuesday, June 13, 2017. Husbands and wives are often the silent victims of their spouses’ personal injuries when the injury changes the nature of their marriage in a negative way. If you’re the uninjured spouse, it only seems fair that you should be able to recover some form of compensation for your losses as well — and that may be possible with […]

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  • Witness for the prosecution may lose plea deal

    On behalf of Vamvoras Schwartzberg & Antoon, LLC posted in criminal defense on Wednesday, June 7, 2017. When you make a deal with the prosecution to testify in exchange for a lesser sentence, you’re expected to keep your end of the bargain. The prosecution in a recent Louisiana case is hesitating to honor the plea agreement that had been worked out with the co-defendant of a man on trial for felony murder in a botched […]

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