News & opinion All About the Office of Motor Vehicles in New Orleans

All About the Office of Motor Vehicles in New Orleans

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ovides info

m

tion th

t could inte

est you, the pe

son

ho

s inju

ed oho h

s lost

loved one in

t

ffic

ccident in

nd

ound Ne

O

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ns. Believe it o

not, the d

t

the OMV collects, the

epo

ts it compiles,

nd the heings it ove

sees c

n p

ovide

e

lth of info

m

tion

bout you

c

ccident c

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nd help you to p

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you

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nd losses.

OMV B

sics

Ok

y, so he

e

e the b

sics. The Office of Moto

Vehicles is

division of the Louisi

n

Deptment of Public S

fety

nd Coections.

cco

ding to its offici

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nd licensing of opeto

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vehicles, the suspension

nd

evoc

tion of such licenses, issu

nce of vehicle title

nd

egisttion ce

tific

tes, license pl

tes fo

ll moto

vehicles opeted upon the highys of the st

te,

eco

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tion of liens

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OMV ope

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nge of se

vices th

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ve something you need to do

t the OMV, check the links

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ke su

e the office you visit c

n t

ke ce of you

needs.

OMV-Issued D

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s License C

tego

ies Set Helpful D

iving St

nd

ds

nd Qu

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One of the chief functions of the OMV, obviously, is to conduct d

ive

ex

ms

nd issue d

ive

s licenses. If you h

ve

Louisi

n

d

ive

’s license, you kno

this

l

e

dy. Ho

eve

, h

ve you eve

stopped to think

bout ho

V

LU

BLE the info

m

tion OMV collects

nd keeps

bout licensed d

ive

s in Louisi

n

could be if you find you

self inju

ed o

mou

ning the loss of

loved one

fte

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ven’t, ong>

E SU

E H

VE ong>.

hen

client c

lls us h

ving suffe

ed inju

ies

nd losses in

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st things

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nt to kno

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d

ive

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d

license

nd, if so,

h

t kind. Guess

he

e

e c

n find th

t info

m

tion? Th

t’s

ight, the OMV. Guess

hy th

t info

m

tion is so impo

t

nt?

ell, it tu

ns out th

t diffe

ent cl

sses of license

eflect diffe

ent qu

lific

tions

nd oblig

tions fo

the pe

son

ho holds the license. Kno

ing those qu

lific

tions

nd oblig

tions c

n help us,

s c

ccident inju

y lye

s, to pinpoint

h

t th

t othe

d

ive

might h

ve done ong in the

ccident th

t left ou

client inju

ed. Conside

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ent cl

sses of d

ive

s license > issued by the OMV:

  • ong>Cl

    ss

    (Comme

    ci

    l D

    ive

    s License fo

    Combin

    tion Vehicles): ong>

    nyone

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    tcto

    t

    ile

    (

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    .

    big

    ig o

    18-

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    y this kind of license. To obt

    in this license, you must p

    ss

    kno

    ledge

    nd

    o

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    you c

    n ope

    te

    HUGE t

    uck s

    fely. You must

    lso h

    ve speci

    l “endo

    sements” fo

    ce

    t

    in kinds of c

    go

    nd combin

    tions of t

    ile

    s.<

    li>

  • ong>Cl

    ss B (Comme

    ci

    l D

    ive

    s License fo

    He

    vy St

    ight Vehicles): ong>

    nyone

    ho d

    ives

    he

    vy t

    uck th

    t doesn’t “

    ticul

    te” (in otheo

    ds, the box doesn’t sep

    te f

    om the c

    b) must h

    ve

    Cl

    ss B license.

  • ong>Cl

    ss C (Comme

    ci

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    ive

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    st

    ong>

    nyone

    ho d

    ives

    comme

    ci

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    t

    eighs less th

    n 26,000 pounds

    nd doesn’t f

    ll into the Cl

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    o

    B c

    tego

    y must h

    ve

    Cl

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    ive

    s of p

    ssenge

    vehicles c

    ying 16 o

    mo

    e people—buses, mostly.<

    li>

  • ong>Cl

    ss D (Ch

    uffeu

    License): ong>

    nyone

    ho d

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    t

    xi o

    o

    ks fo limo comp

    ny must c

    y this kind of license.<

    li>

  • ong>Cl

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    son

    l D

    ive

    s License): ong> this is the license

    nyone

    ho d

    ives

    pe

    son

    l vehicle must c

    y.

So, if you get into

tffic

ccident

ith

d

iveho h

s the

ong kind of license, o

ho is subject to speci

l

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ements bec

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t d

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ying ce

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in types of h

z

dous chemic

ls oho d

ive speci

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ive

of

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OMV Offici

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lu

ble

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inst Employe

s

License issuing, ho

eve

, is JUST THE TIP OF THE OMV ICEBE

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y licensed d

ive

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l

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m

tion:

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ccident st

tement -<

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ccident involvement indic

ted does not me

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    son

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    tes st

    tus of individu

    l’s pe

    son

    l d

    iving p

    ivileges.

  • ong>CDL st

    tus – ong> Indic

    tes the st

    tus of

    n individu

    l’s comme

    ci

    l d

    iving p

    ivileges if he

    she h

    s

    comme

    ci

    l d

    ive

    ’s license.

  • ong>Offenses on

    eco

    d -<

    st

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    ll on-line d

    t

    such

    s ticketsccidents.<

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s lye

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E JUST LOVE ong>

ny

eco

d

ith

n “offici

l” design

tion

tt

ched to it. In

cou

t of l

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l

eco

ds e the ong>GOLD ST

NDD<

st

ong> fo

p

oving f

cts. So,

hen

e

ep

esent

client

ho suffe

ed hm bec

use of the

ctions of

Louisi

n

-licensed d

ive

,

e

lmost

lys nt to see th

t d

ive

’s offici

l OMV d

iving

eco

d.

One

y th

t

eco

d c

n

E

LLY help to p

ove leg

l li

bility is

hen the d

ive

s “on the job”

t the time of the

ccident,

nd the

eco

d sho

s the d

ive

h

d

poo

d

iving histo

y. Employe

s

ho hi

e people to d

ive comme

ci

lly genelly h

ve

n OBLIG

TION to m

ke su

e thei

d

ive

s h

ve

e

son

bly cle

n d

iving

eco

ds. So, if

n employe

igno

ed

h

t

e c

n sho

s

histo

y of

ccidents, offenses, o

suspensions

eflected ong>IN THE OFFICI

L

ECO

D ong>,

ell, th

t helps

LOT in demonst

ting th

t the employe

should h

ve li

bility to ou

client fo

d

m

ges.

OMV He

ings Gene

te

e

lth of Potenti

lly Useful Info

m

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dminist

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i

ls but e f less fo

m

l. The pu

pose of

license suspension heing is to

evie

hethe

d

ive

’s license h

s been v

lidly suspended.

Suspension he

ings f

equently involve d

ive

s

ho h

ve been

ested fo

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I, but they c

n

lso involve license suspensions fo

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s lye

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people inju

ed in c

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E LOVE

DMINISTTIVE HEINGS. He

e’s

hy. Fi

st,

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dminist

tive he

ings

e less fo

m

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t GOLD ST

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bout?

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n’t be be

t<

st

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ny time

d

ive

th

t is

t f

ult fo

c

ccident th

t inju

ed ou

client testifies unde

o

th, ou

es PE

K UP.

The ong>second<

st

ong>

e

son

e LOVE OMV

dministtive heings goes h

nd-in-h

nd

ith the fi

st. Bec

use OMV

dministtive heings feel less fo

m

l (bec

use, in lots of

ys, they

e), p

ties sometimes sho

up to them

ithout

lye

.

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use he

e

second

nd offe

my t

o cents of

dvice to

nybody

ith the good fo

tune to he it. ong>If you eve

, eve

, f

ce

ny kind of p

oceeding

he

e you might h

ve to give testimony unde

o

th—I don’t c

e

hethe

it’s c

lled

t

i

l o

n

dministtive heing—B

ING

LYEITH YOU.<

st

ong> You e, to use

n old C

jun te

m,

coullion—

D

N FOOL—if you don’t.)

But I dig

ess.

s I

s s

ying, some d

ive

s sho

up

t

nd p

ticip

te in OMV

dminist

tive he

ing

ithout lye

.

hen th

t h

ppens, they often s

y things UNDE

O

TH

nd sho

up

ith documents th

t se

l the de

l on thei

o

n leg

l li

bility, o

thei

employe

’s, o

someone else’s.

Plus, bec

use ong>he

ings

e

eco

ded ong>

nd documents int

oduced

s evidence

e kept in

n offici

l file, l

ye

s fo

the people inju

ed in

Ne

O

le

ns tffic

ccident

ith those d

ive

s c

n get those

eco

ds

nd use them to thei

clients’ full

dv

nt

ge

heneve

possible. It doesn’t

l

ys h

ppen, but OMV heings c

n be

ong>gold mine ong> fo

pe

son

l inju

y lye

s.

Ho

to T

ke Full

dv

nt

ge of OMV in Ne

O

le

ns T

ffic

ccident C

ses

Most people look fo

d to visiting the OMV the

y they

nticip

te going to the dentist ong>

ith d

e

d ong>. Tffic

ccident inju

y lye

s, ho

eve

, think of p

ying

visit to the OMV

bit diffe

ently.

e see it

s

p

ime oppo

tunity to g

the

evidence to shohy ou

client

ho suffe

ed inju

ies

nd losses in

moto

vehicle

ccident ought to

ecove

eve

y single doll

, they dese

ve f

om

nyone

ho did them h

m.

See,

good c

ccident l

ye

is

peculi

nim

l.

e just ong>LOVE ong> getting ou

h

nds di

ty

ith F

CTS. The

e e fe

sou

ces of f

cts

bout Ne

O

le

ns t

ffic

ccidents

nd d

ive

histo

ies th

n the ole’ OMV. The t

ick is just kno

ing ho

to

ccess those f

cts to you

client’s

dv

nt

ge,

nd then ho

to use them to get you

client justice.

e use the p

ime f

cts

e g

the

f

om sou

ces like the OMV fo

ou

clients in

viety of ys:
  • s

    ong> jumping-off point ong> foddition

    l investig

    tion of hond

    hy

    n

    ccident h

    ppened,

    nd

    ho could h

    ve m

    de bette

    decisions th

    t could h

    ve p

    evented ou

    client f

    om getting hu

    t;

  • s

    ong>sou

    ce of leve

    ge in negoti

    tions<

    st

    ong>

    ith insu

    nce comp

    nies

    nd opposing

    tto

    neys,

    ho often get c

    ught by su

    p

    ise

    hen

    e pull out offici

    l OMV

    eco

    ds

    nd testimony given by thei

    client unde

    o

    th

    t

    n OMV

    dminist

    tive he

    ing.

  • s

    ong>tool fo

    p

    oving li

    bility

    nd conducting c

    oss-ex

    min

    tion

    t t

    i

    l<

    st

    ong>,

    hen it comes time to submit the best possible evidence sho

    ing

    hy ou

    client should

    ecove

    d

    m

    ges,

    nd to unde

    mine someone’s c

    edibility on the

    itness st

    nd.

No

, ple

se do unde

st

nd, ong>NOT EVE

Y ong> Ne

O

le

ns t

ffic

ccident c

se

e h

ndle fe

tu

es evidence th

t tu

ned up

t the OMV. Sometimes the

eco

ds OMV keeps e p

etty ong>DULL.<

st

ong> Sometimes d

ive

s h

ve the good sense to b

ing

l

ye

ith them to

n

dminist

tive he

ing so th

t they don’t m

ke

bonehe

ded st

tement unde

o

th th

t sinks thei

c

se. Still,

e e

l

ys on the lookout fo

f

ctu

l nuggets

t the OMV,

nd

e h

ve

speci

l t

lent fo

finding them. So, bottom line, if you got inju

ed o

tgic

lly lost

loved one in

t

ffic

ccident in Ne

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