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…

While the extent of your homeowners coverage can dominate the way you view your insurance claim, the extent of damage can be just as relevant. When it comes to determining the scope of loss, the nature of the damage and the pragmatic tools needed to fix it are considered. In other words, it’s been accepted…

Whenever a matter involves two parties and a lot of money, disputes are inevitable. When it comes to insurance claims, appraisals are used to objectively determine how much it would cost to replace damaged items or to restore damaged homes. As the insured, this may be a route you wish to take, or it may…

Wind is a duplicitous enemy in that it brews in both dry, dusty, tornado-breeding climates, as well as damp, balmy hurricane zones. As a result, whether you live in the Gulf Coast, East Coast, or Kansas, it is wise to brush up on wind damage protocol. While your first instinct at the dissipation of growling…