Can you get car insurance with a suspended driver’s license?

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A person’s license can be suspended for many reasons, including a DUI, leaving the scene of an accident, repeated moving violations, or failing to carry car insurance, just to name a few. If you’re in this position you are probably wondering, “does a suspended license affect insurance?” The answer is yes, you can have car …

Skateboards, Scooters & Skates: Oh My!

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If it has wheels, is it an automobile? When it comes to streets and roadways, automobiles and pedestrians aren’t the only players in the game. Bicycles and pedicabs are typical in most cities, but skateboarders, roller skaters, and people on scooters are also becoming increasingly prevalent. There’s the common stereotype of skateboarders being rebels who …

Ridesharing Accidents: Helpful Steps to Follow

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You know what’s worse than a blabbermouth Uber or Lyft driver when you’re totally not in the mood to listen to them rave about their favorite reality shows? Getting into an accident while riding in one. Want to know what’s worse than that? Not following the steps listed in this article after you’ve been involved …

The Insurance Co. Says Your Car is Totaled—Now What?

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It’s the last thing you want to deal with after the shock of a car accident wears off–the insurance company calls to tell you that your car is a total loss. Sure you need to get back on the road, but do you have options if you don’t agree with the offer? Here’s what you …

Keeping Up With The Jones Act

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Most people living in the South have heard of the Jones Act and know that it’s a federal law that has something to do with big ships. In reality, the Jones Act 1920 addresses almost every aspect of the shipping industry and the statute has an enormous economic impact on the United States. What is …

What is Negligence, Exactly?

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We’ve all heard someone say, “Oh so and so was just morrisbart being negligent when he ran that red light,” or “it was simple negligence when she to forget to turn off the power.” Clearly negligence means someone has done something they weren’t supposed to, but what does this concept really mean in legal terms? …

Injury Treatment: All About Timing

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Most people have a pretty good idea of what to do immediately after an accident. Report the collision to law enforcement, take pictures, gather witness statements, and get checked out by a doctor. However, not many people understand that the collision is just the beginning of a car accident injury claim. No matter how bad …

Drunk Driving Reports: Should You Make One?

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Everyone knows that drunk driving is bad but the statistics are still alarming. Every 48 minutes someone in the United States dies because of a drunk driver and experts estimate that alcohol is a factor in nearly a third of all auto accidents. Obviously the best way to combat drunk driving is to designate a …

Robocalls: Can you claim personal injury?

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Robocalls are a problem everyone experiences. No matter a person’s age, location, or job, if you have a cell phone or landline there is a high probability you’ve received one of these automated calls from a telemarketer. Statistics show that the average person receives 22 robocalls a month, for a total of around 5 billion …

Trials: What to Expect at Game-Time

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Most personal injury cases settle out of court and never go to trial. This is usually in both parties’ best interests because it reduces the fees related to court proceedings. However, there are some situations in which plaintiffs should take their cases to court. The trial process is more than just prosecution vs defense trying …

What should I expect in a deposition?

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Filing a lawsuit can be a huge part of the personal injury legal process. When a lawsuit is filed, each party collects information and evidence from each other, a procedure known as the discovery. One part of discovery is the deposition process, where attorneys can ask questions from the people in the lawsuit and witnesses …

How to Preserve 📸 Accident Evidence 🔍

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After a surprising collision, the last thing on most accident victims’ minds is collecting evidence in case you have to file a lawsuit against the driver who hit you. However, the most successful car accident settlement stories usually have one thing in common—solid evidence proving what happened and how bad the accident was. If you …

Traffic Cameras: Can they be used against you?

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It’s rare to meet someone who hasn’t received one of those dreaded notices in the mail: TRAFFIC CAMERA VIOLATION. Sure, there are instructions on how to pay the fine and put it behind you, but what if you weren’t driving your car at the time? Or maybe you’ve been following the local news and you …

Emotional Distress: Dealing with Pain & Suffering

Emotional Distress: Dealing with Pain & Suffering

After an accident, people often expect to experience some aches and pains, so having to go to the doctor isn’t a surprise. But many accident victims do not expect the emotional distress that can follow a collision. When the dust settles, you may have lost your vehicle, or perhaps are unable to work due to …

Community Spotlight: The American Red Cross

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It’s time to sound your alarms…or at least help us install some! The Morris Bart Law Firm is teaming up with the American Red Cross “Sound The Alarm. Save A Life” initiative to install 100,000 free smoke alarms inside homes located in at-risk communities throughout the Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Arkansas areas. Statistics reveal that seven …

Delayed Whiplash: Why Injury Reporting is Necessary

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Everyone can picture the stereotype of someone who has just been rear-ended, gingerly stepping out of the car and clutching their neck in pain. It’s true that some car accident injuries can be seen and felt immediately, but what about symptoms that show up hours, or even days after an accident? Read on to learn …

Accident Injuries: How to Look for Subtle Symptoms

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Ever been involved in a car accident but thought you were okay since you didn’t feel any immediate pain? Then you wake up the next morning ready to get your day started, only to discover that your body is too stiff to move? The shock and adrenaline of a car crash can mask the symptoms …

🏆 Layla Valteau Wins 2019 Spring Bling!

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Tuxedos, sparkling dresses, afterparties, and some of the most memorable experiences you’ll ever create in your life – oh the tales of prom season! High School prom night is a sentimental milestone that all teenagers should get to enjoy, and Crimestoppers, Morris Bart, and Q93 did their part to make sure one lucky teenager got …

Why Do Car Accidents Happen?

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Imagine waking up one morning and feeling great about the day ahead. You get dressed quickly, eat your favorite breakfast, and head to work whistling. You’re excited because for once, you’re finally on schedule to get to work on time. While driving along the streets admiring the scenery, you’re suddenly caught off guard by a …

Chopper Style: Motorcycle Safety Gear

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The motorcycle has been a symbol of a free-spirited lifestyle since the 1800s. Many riders embrace the activity for that very reason, but this freedom comes at a cost: a high risk of injuries in the event of an accident. According to the most recent available data from Insurance Information Institute, 5,286 people died in …