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The financial cost of residential real estate mistakes

A home purchase is one of the most significant financial and legal decisions a person will make in his or her lifetime. This is an exciting step for many, but allowing emotions and excitement to be the reason a person makes a residential real estate decision is a mistake. It is important for a potential buyer in Louisiana to think about not just what he or she wants today, but also how those choices could impact future interests. 

By the numbers: the many costs of motor vehicle crashes

Among the many enormous changes in our society in the past century, traffic safety is one of the most positive. Back in 1913, there were 1.3 million cars on America’s roads – none of them equipped with safety features as we understand them today. While “only” 4,200 people died that year in traffic accidents, the number of deaths per 10,000 registered vehicles was staggering: 33. By comparison, the rate had fallen 96 percent by 2017: 1.47 deaths per 10,000 registered vehicles.

How do intestate succession and testate succession differ?

The succession process, or the process of settling a deceased person’s estate and distributing his or her property, can be complicated for those grieving the recent loss of a loved one to understand. During the succession process, called probate in other parts of the country, property is distributed one way if your loved one died intestate and another way if your loved one died testate. However, the difference between the two can be confusing.

Considerations when buying residential real estate with friends

A home purchase is a significant financial and legal decision. This is a major step for Louisiana adults, and there are certain precautions readers would be wise to take in order to ensure they do not accidentally expose themselves to potential financial loss and complications in the future. This is especially important for people who are considering buying residential real estate with friends.

Serious drunk driving accident leads to personal injury

Drunk driving is a reckless, inexcusable behavior that places everyone on the road at risk for a serious or fatal injury. A recent accident in Louisiana emphasized the dangers of driving while under the influence and the impact it can have on innocent motorists. In this specific personal injury incident, multiple people suffered physical harm. One young teenager passed away later from his injuries. The driver responsible for this tragedy is facing various charges.