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Louisiana boater sustains critical injuries

As the summer months approach, more people are venturing out on the water. Water sports, like boating, should be approached with caution. Boating accidents are not uncommon. As with the operation of any motor vehicle, reasonable care must be exercised when operating a boat.

There may be more cell phone deaths in Louisiana than reported

Cell phones have become an integral part of Louisiana society. Although it sometimes seems like individuals cannot function without their cell phones, it may be time to consider whether cell phones are overused in certain situations. This is particularly true in driving situations; especially since cell phones are one cause of car accidents.

Police cite over 20 drivers who fail to follow train warnings

Six years ago, the St. Landry Parish police started conducting a safety exercise organized by Operation Lifesaver Union Pacific C.A.R.E. (Crossing Accident Reduction Education). The exercise aims to ultimately reduce car accidents with trains. The public is aware of the exercise and appears to be more cautious around railroad crossings in recent years. Of course, there are still drivers, including bus drivers, who fail to follow all of the relevant laws.

Doctor sued for exposing patients to HIV and Hepatitis

Doctors are some of the most trusted members of Lafayette society as well as the world. When this trust is tested, it may be difficult for patients to know how to move forward. This is especially true when a doctor is the focus of serious personal and catastrophic injury allegations.

Louisiana files suit against BP for oil spill

In most accidents or personal injuries, only a few individuals are involved. Greater disasters, unfortunately, result in serious injuries, fatalities and severe damage. When such catastrophic injury occurs, the approach to the situation is actually quite similar to responding to a smaller incident. Victims of such tragedies must assess their damages and injuries and determine whether they have any legal remedies.

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