AKD Law Alvendia, Kelly & Demarest

Personal Injury Law Firm in New Orleans, LA

AKD Law Alvendia, Kelly & Demarest

909 Poydras Street
Suite 1625

New Orleans, Louisiana 70112

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AKD Law Alvendia, Kelly & Demarest Overview

AKD Law Alvendia, Kelly & Demarest is a personal injury firm located in New Orleans, Louisiana that has been serving clients since 2003. Practice areas include car and other vehicle accidents, bicycle and pedestrian accidents, defective medical devices, industrial accidents, premises liability, chemical exposure and lead poisoning, medical malpractice, catastrophic injuries, class actions/mass torts, and wrongful death, as well as hurricane damage claims.

The firm’s lawyers, including partners Roderick “Rico” Alvendia, J. Bart Kelly III, and Jeanne Demarest, have many decades of combined experience and have collectively handled numerous trials. Between them, they are admitted to all Louisiana State Courts, the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the U.S. Eastern, Middle, and Western District Courts of Louisiana. With skilled advocacy, the legal team is committed to investigating each detail of every case in order to seek justice and maximum compensation.

AKD Law offers personalized, compassionate service along with assertive representation for even complex and difficult cases. Through settlements or judgements, the attorneys have the knowledge and determination to pursue the best possible results in claims against corporations and insurance companies.

AKD Law Alvendia, Kelly & Demarest Areas of Law

Additional Areas of Law: Industrial Accidents; Catastrophic Injuries; Defective Medical Devices; Rideshare Accidents; Class Action; Mass Tort; Uninsured & Underinsured Motorist Accidents; Toxic Chemical Exposure; Lead Poisoning; Hurricane Damage Claims; Burn Injury; Brain Injury; Spinal Cord Injury; Distracted Driving Accidents; Drunk Driving Accidents; Speeding Accidents; Jackknife Accidents; Rollover Accidents; Electrocution Injury; Inadequate Security; Dog Bites; Animal Attacks.


Roderick Alvendia Mr. Roderick Alvendia
Accident, Personal Injury, Product Liability, Wrongful Death

Jeanne Demarest Ms. Jeanne Demarest
Accident, Personal Injury, Product Liability, Wrongful Death

J. Bart Kelly, III Mr. J. Bart Kelly, III
Litigation, Personal Injury

AKD Law Alvendia, Kelly & Demarest Affiliations

  • Louisiana Association for Justice
  • Louisiana State Bar Association

More Information on AKD Law Alvendia, Kelly & Demarest

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New Orleans, LA Class Action & Mass Tort Lawyers
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Pedestrian Accidents: Know Your Rights in Louisiana

Rights of Walkers: Rules for Cars and People on Foot In Louisiana, special laws keep people safe when they're walking near cars. Cars must stop for people walking, especially at crosswalks and street corners. But if you're walking, you also have to be careful. You shouldn't suddenly step off the curb into the street. Louisiana's laws will split the blame if there's a crash and both the person walking and the driver did something wrong. Both sides will have to pay part of the costs. Knowing these rules can help people understand what to do and what to expect if there's a problem.

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Statute of Limitations for Car Accidents in Louisiana

2021 set a record for traffic deaths in Louisiana. The Center for Analytics and Research in Transportation Safety at Louisiana State University, reported 971 fatalities across the state, as well as 75,862 suspected injuries. More than 105,000 crashes were reported with property damage only. Making a personal injury claim after a car accident requires gathering evidence and documentation to support the claimant’s case for compensatory damages. But no matter how complicated the process, there is a time limit according to Louisiana law.

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Can You Be Liable If You’re Rear-Ended?

Rear-end collisions are a very common type of vehicle accident - in fact, 1.7 million rear-end accidents happen in the United States each year. The reasons for rear-end collisions vary from distracted driving to brake failure. How does that apply when it comes to who is responsible? Can the front driver be liable for the damages that result from the accident?

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Should I Call 911 After a Car Accident in Louisiana?

Nobody expects to be involved in a vehicle accident. However, with over 218 million licensed drivers and 260 million registered vehicles on the road, the probability of being involved in a car accident is high. Every time people get behind the wheel, they risk being in a vehicle accident. If they are involved in an automobile accident, the first thing they should do is phone 911 to report the accident.

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How Is Fault Determined in Truck Accidents in Louisiana?

When a big rig truck is involved in an accident, the difference in size and weight between the truck and a standard car means it is very likely that there will be significant damage to the other vehicle and potentially severe injuries. Therefore, knowing who is at fault is extremely important. Louisiana follows an at-fault system for motor vehicle accidents, meaning that if a driver causes an accident, they are responsible for any damages incurred by other parties.

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Louisiana Truck Accidents - Common Questions

Semi-trucks are a critical part of industry as we know it within the United States. However, these large trucks pose a threat to smaller vehicles while on the road. In 2016, 4,317 fatalities occurred in crashes involving large trucks, a 5.4% increase over 2015. Out of those fatalities, 72.4% were occupants of other vehicles.

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