There’s nothing more unsettling than knowing that an unwelcome visitor is in your home. If there was, horror movies wouldn’t have been using home invasions as plot devices for decades. Whether it be an intruder from the penitentiary, the insane asylum, or the great beyond, it’s only natural to have panic set in when there’s…

While the Gulf Coast has no shortage of reasons why it is a fantastic place to call home, it is a reality that its vulnerability for volatile weather patterns persists. As climate change continues to rear its ugly head, this vulnerability is only bound to escalate, leaving countless cities from Galveston to Miami in its…

If you have ever attempted to sell an item on sites like Craigslist or Depop, you know that buyers tend to have their own opinions on the validity of prices. What is poorly understood is that value, in theory, is not subjective at all. In fact, there is a method to the madness that intersects…

Despite heeding warnings of old wives’ tales of burning down an entire town with a cigarette butt or casually combusting from poor taste in pajamas, you are still standing amid a possibly self-inflicted house fire. Maybe you didn’t allow enough space between your bed and a faulty power outlet because you need to keep your…

Halloween—the word conjures up exciting memories for most people, and both children and adults often rate it as one of their favorite days of the year. However, it is also one of the 4 most likely days of the year that children will make trips to the emergency room.[1] Injuries vary across a wide spectrum…

Scott, Vicknair, Hair & Checki Named a 2018 Law Firm 500 Honoree for Fastest Growing Law Firms in the U.S. Our team at Scott, Vicknair, Hair & Checki has been dedicated to providing excellence in customer service resulting in many happy clients. In doing so, our commitment and focus has taken us on a fabulous…

Car accidents are an unfortunate part of everyday life. These accidents lead to severe injuries that take months, sometimes years, to fully heal. Even if the accident doesn’t lead to a serious injury, they can still be a hassle to deal with. Here are some things to keep in mind the next time you are…

The Louisiana Unfair Trade Practices Act was enacted in 1972 by the Louisiana Legislature. It provides that “unfair methods of competition and unfair or deceptive acts or practices in the conduct of any trade or commerce” is unlawful. See La. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 51:1405(A). These deceptive trade practice can take form in a myriad…