Yearly Archives: 2012

Dec
19

2012

Random Acts of Kindness in Honor of Sandy Hook Victims

It’s all across the news and internet, people are committing to “random acts of kindness” in honor of the victims of Sandy Hook Elementary. Connected through the hashtag #26Acts (#20Acts is also trending, honoring the child victims) you can find multiple acts of kindness across the web. I’m in! Are you?

Dec
17

2012

Pick Up for Bike Giveaway Quickly Approaching! Gordon Gives

This is the final week to get your entries in to win a free bicycle and helmet for Christmas. Bikes will be available for pick-up this Friday! So get your entries in.

Dec
14

2012

Baton Rouge Neurologist Donates Helmets For Bike Giveaway!

I am happy to share with you that Baton Rouge Neurologist, Dr. Charles Kaufman has donated 94 helmets to go along with the 94 bikes I’m giving away for Christmas. Each child who wins a bike will get a free helmet.

Dec
13

2012

Free Cab Rides for Local Baton Rouge Residents | Gordon McKernan 2012

FREE CAB RIDES ~ LOCAL BATON ROUGE RESIDENTS | GORDON MCKERNAN 2012

Dec
04

2012

Fatal Accident – Victim Not Wearing A Seatbelt

I’m saddened to hear of yet another life that was lost due to not wearing a seatbelt.

Nov
30

2012

Baton Rouge and New Orleans Toy Chest Thank Gordon for Giving 94 Bicycles

I had the opportunity to see a photo of your donating 94 bikes to families in need. I wanted to commend you on your support to community. This is really awesome and speaks volumes on your character and commitment to help those in need.

Nov
30

2012

Second Missing Crew Member Found After Black Elk Explosion

After the explosion, which occurred on November 16, two workers went missing. The first crew member’s body was recovered within a day of the explosion, but the second worker remained missing. Today the second body was found.

Nov
28

2012

Fatal Accident Result of Impaired Driver

An early morning accident claimed the life of a young man who appeared to be impaired.

Nov
21

2012

Thanksgiving Eve, The Second Biggest Night of Drinking

Black Friday may be the biggest shopping day of the year but “Black Wednesday” is the biggest drinking day of the year, second to New Years Eve. Thanksgiving Eve beats out the 4th of July, and St. Patrick ’s Day for the biggest drinking nights so it’s not surprising that you should be cautious when hitting the road.

Nov
19

2012

One Missing Worker’s Body Recovered Saturday; One Still Missing

I was saddened to hear, but thankful for the family that one body was found Saturday from the oil rig explosion that occurred this past Friday, November 16. He was one of two crew members who went missing after the explosion and fire.

Nov
16

2012

Oil Rig Explosion Off The Coast of Louisiana 2 Dead, 2 Missing

Another oil rig explosion comes just a day after BP agreed to pay a $4.5 billion settlement for the 2010 Deepwater Horizon explosion in the gulf.

Nov
15

2012

Take Justice Back Campaign – Tort Reform

A group of trial lawyers have come together and created a new campaign called “Take Justice Back”. This organization was created to fight for your rights if you are ever injured because of someone else’s negligence. These lawyers don’t represent corporations, they represent YOU.

Nov
14

2012

Louisiana’s Gospel Radio Station WXOK AM Heaven 1460 Celebrates 59 Years!

Louisiana’s Gospel Radio Station WXOK-AM Heaven 1460 celebrates their 59th year of service to the Baton Rouge Community on Friday, November 16th during “Gospel’s Biggest Night in Baton Rouge” concert. Attorneys and staff from my firm will be in attendance as we kick off our 94 Bike Giveaway 2012 by giving away our first two…

Nov
12

2012

Observation of Veteran’s Day!

Today is the observation of Veteran’s Day! Veteran’s Day is observed on the second Monday of the month of November. However, that wasn’t always the case. Originally Veteran’s Day was called Armistice Day. It all began on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, when an armistice, or temporary…

Nov
09

2012

Attorney Wins Peer Recognition Award

I am very pleased to share with you an amazing award that was received by one of our attorneys, Richard F. Zimmerman, III. He received the BV Distinguished award from Martindale-Hubbell. This is a very high rating for both Legal Ability & Ethical Standards. The Martindale-Hubbell “Peer Review Ratings” are designed to help buyers of…

Nov
06

2012

Louisiana Troopers Going to New Jersey

As people on the east coast continue clean-up efforts, I was pleased to read a news story this morning reporting that two dozen Louisiana state troopers are on their way to New Jersey to help with the Hurricane Sandy response. State Police Col. Mike Edmonson said Sunday he spent most of the LSU-Alabama game working…

Nov
02

2012

LSU vs Alabama

Who else is super excited for the game this weekend? There is so much hype about the LSU vs Alabama game and with good reason. With our last heartbreaking loss to Alabama–LSU wants a win! I’ve read multiple news stories about statistics and who’s ranked what, but the bottom line is NOISE! LSU is the…

Nov
01

2012

Staff Halloween 2012 | Gordon McKernan

Just a few memories from Halloween 2012 ~ pictures from the attorneys and staff! I hope everyone had an enjoyable night – we would love to see your photos too – visit us on Facebook to share – www.facebook.com/getgordon

Oct
31

2012

Halloween Safety Tips

Happy Halloween Everyone! It’s all about ghosts, goblins and lots of treats today. I did want to reminder everyone to be safe tonight.
Here are some common safety tips as a reminder:
• Stay on the sidewalk whenever possible
• Wear brightly colored clothes or reflective wear

Oct
30

2012

Big Buddy Program & 14th Annual Day of the Mentor

My staff and I had an amazing time this past Friday. We participated in the Big Buddy Program and mentored 8 teens for the day. We had the best time partnering up with these teens and sharing information about our jobs and life experiences. This is our second year participating. My staff and I teamed…

Oct
25

2012

Gordon: The Man Behind The Blog

It seems that blogs have become a part of our culture. It is a way that people with common interest can share thoughts and experiences. Recently, Gordon challenged his marketing team to try our hand at blogging. We found that what we thought would be an easy task, working together to come up with an…

Oct
24

2012

LSU Pedestrian Accidents And Pedestrian Safety Tips

In the last two weeks, pedestrian accidents on the LSU campus have been on the rise. There were four pedestrian accidents where the victims were mostly inside of the crosswalk. LSU students are speaking out and are concerned about their safety. Motorists are protected by air bags and numerous other safety features and are insulated…

Oct
23

2012

Driver Safety For Teenagers – What Do You Teach Your Teens?

Today, I wanted to write about something that is near and dear to me, driver safety for teenagers.  This topic is very important to me because I currently have a teenage driver and will have a second one driving soon. As a personal injury attorney, I all too often see the devastation and grief caused…

Oct
22

2012

Baton Rouge Police Offers Free Self-Defense Classes

A couple of weeks ago I wrote a blog about being safe and being aware of your surroundings titled “Self Awareness is Self Protection”. Being aware is only the first step to safety; the next step is learning to defend yourself. Starting this week, Baton Rouge police are offering FREE self-defense classes for women! The…

Oct
18

2012

Hit & Run Accident Leaves Bicyclist in Critical Condition – Police Need Our Help

I read about an unfortunate bike accident yesterday where the Baton Rouge Police need our help.  A 26 year-old bicyclist is in critical condition today after a hit and run accident on Tuesday evening in Baton Rouge. It’s reported that the bike accident occurred around 6:15 p.m. at the intersection of Convention and North 19th Streets…

Oct
17

2012

Today is National Kidd’s Kid Day! Donate Today!

Today is National Kidd’s Kid Day!  This is an amazing program that raises the funds for chronically ill and/or physically challenged children to go to Disney World at no cost to them! It’s been a tough year for a lot of people, but think how much harder it would if Your child was dealing with…

Oct
16

2012

After a Fatal Crash Florida Dogs Find New Home Thanks To Social Media

After a tragic car accident took the life of Boca Raton, Florida resident Paul Marino last week leaving his family and friends deeply mourning.  But they weren’t the only ones affected by his sudden death. The accident also left his two cherished dogs in need of a new home. The two closely bonded dogs, Rocky,…

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