Teen Drivers: How to Reduce the Risk

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Any parent who has welcomed a new driver to the family knows that a teen’s excitement is balanced by their parent’s anxiety. While teen drivers almost never cause accidents while someone is supervising their driving, teens in their first six months of driving have one of the highest crash rates of any group. If that …

Community Spotlight: Sista Strut New Orleans 2019

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Breast cancer is no easy feat, but that doesn’t mean that it can’t be conquered. Join the Morris Bart team as we proudly sponsor and participate in the Sista Strut 3k Walk in New Orleans on March 23rd, 8:00 a.m., in Woldenberg Park. The purpose of this walk is to empower and inform African American …

Car Insurance Demystified, Part 1: Your Insurance

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Every car accident is a nerve-racking experience. This is particularly true when a wreck causes injuries. In addition to the initial shock and pain, victims often face exorbitant health-care bills, and some cannot return to work. These financial losses can be staggering, which is why drivers are required to carry auto insurance that meets the …

Car Insurance Demystified, Part 2: Their Insurance

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Car Insurance claim denials can get even more complicated when you are making a claim on the policy of the driver who is at fault. Although that driver might claim to be insured at the scene of the accident, that won’t stop his insurance company from denying the claim if they find a reason to. …

New Orleans Mardi Gras: An Unofficial Guide to Common Sense & Not Getting Arrested

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During Carnival Season, the lines of social acceptability are blurred—frosted King Cake is suddenly a healthy breakfast food, “getting caught in a parade” is a legitimate reason to be late to work, and dancing is appropriate almost all the time. People in New Orleans embrace this festive time, working every year to make even wilder …

Community Spotlight: New Orleans’ Hip Hop and R&B Go-To Station!

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After a long day at work or school, there’s nothing like sliding into the car, turning on the radio, and hearing one of your favorite jams blasting through the speakers…especially if those sounds are coming from one of New Orleans’ most notorious radio stations, Q93.3! For over 20 years, Q93.3 has been dominating sound systems …

Every Rose Has Its Thorns: Spousal Privilege

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What is Marital (Spousal) Privilege? Between spouses, there is a marital privilege that prevents someone from testifying against their spouse in certain situations. This is in thanks to the Federal Rules of Evidence (FRE) and most states’ laws. These rules don’t mean that your husband’s attorney can object to every question you might be asked. …

What if the police don’t show up after an accident?

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Most people know that the first thing you should do after a crash is report a car accident to the police. However, what are you supposed to do if the police don’t show up? Read on for some essential tips that will help you protect your claims after an accident—if the police don’t arrive to …

Stranded!? What To Do When Your Car Breaks Down

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Unless you’re Beyonce herself, nothing makes a person want to go lemonade more than realizing you’ve got a lemon vehicle on your hands. If your car broke down while driving not only are you stuck on the side of the road when you were probably already running late, but you’re facing a repair bill and …

It’s Wabbit Season! No, DUCK SEASON!

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Every hunter knows the excitement and anticipation that builds as open season approaches. You begin to look over all your gear, check the sights on your weapon, and start thinking about your strategy for the hunt. But before you can move onto bookmarking your favorite wild game recipes and researching the best taxidermist, making sure …

New Year, New Laws: What to Expect in 2019

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When most people think of New Year’s Day, they think of eating black eyed peas, watching football, and maybe indulging in a much-needed brunch. However, January 1 is also a day that new laws go into effect across the country. Across the South, from new auto insurance laws to medical marijuana, here’s what you can …

Holiday Shopping & The Dreaded Parking Lot

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Our days are getting busier and busier and the holidays are no exception. Between work, getting the kids to football practice, church, and the added stress of holiday shopping, the last thing you have time for is to be injured in an accident in parking lot while you are at the mall. However, the reality …

Winter Driving Tips: Don’t Slam on the Brrr-akes!

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The Top Essential Winter Driving Tips To Prevent Accidents When The Temperature Drops When winter settles in along with with cozy sweaters and holiday traditions comes hazardous weather. Heavy rain, ice, and snow can cause a quick trip down the road to become treacherous in an instant. Especially in the South, where many drivers are …

The Newest Car Accident Prevention Tech

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What you need to know before shopping this holiday season As the holiday gift giving season approaches, practical shoppers may be looking for technology that can keep their loved ones safe on the roads. From simple apps that can send an alert to the parents to a speeding teenager to new vehicles with fully integrated …

The Bayou Classic 2018 — everything you need to know!

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Now in its 45th year, the Bayou Classic will be held this weekend at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans. As one of the most celebrated sports rivalries in HBCU football classics, the clash between the Grambling State University Tigers and the Southern University Jaguars has evolved into a three day series of events that …

Halloween Safety Tips: Have a Nightmare-Free Night

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Ghosts and Goblins and . . . Liability!? How to Keep Your Children and Property Safe on Halloween Some folks look forward to a scary Halloween all year long—the costumes, the candy, and the spooky stories can add up to an evening of fun for the whole family. However, you can’t have the treats without …

Kick Up Your Heels at the 2018 Louisiana State Fair!

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For over 100 years, the State Fair of Louisiana has been bringing exciting fun and entertainment to Shreveport, LA. This year’s theme is “Kick Up Your Heels” and true to form the State Fair will be hosting barrel racing, bull riding, and even a rodeo clown! Not only does the Fair offer over 2 weeks …

Riding on Bikes with Cars: 5 Tips for a Smoother Ride

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There’s nothing like a fun bike ride on a sunny day when the breeze is just right and the air is clear. Cycling is an exciting, healthy activity that the entire family can enjoy; unfortunately, it is not risk free, and cyclists usually end up on the losing side when they get into accidents. Bike …

The 2018 Walk for Education – A Race With A Purpose!

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The UNCF New Orleans Walk/Run for Education will kick off for the 31st time on October 13, 2018. Proudly sponsored by Morris Bart and other community members, this family-focused 5k event offers something for everyone while also raising money to benefit students in need. The race will help provide scholarships to students in need For …

Dog Safety in Cars: What You Need to Know

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Are doggie car seats really necessary? What you need to know about pet safety in cars If there’s one thing that almost every dog owner knows, it’s that man’s best friend loves to go for car rides. Whether it’s just a quick drive to the store or an exciting trip to the dog park, every …