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November 2014 Archives

Claiming damages for accidents on Louisiana waterways

There is abundant water in Louisiana, which makes it an ideal location to enjoy water-related activities like fishing and boating. Many of us spend our weekends and holidays relaxing at such places. However, sometimes the fun and relaxing activity can become tragic due to the negligence of a boater.

Louisiana Motor Carrier Safety Unit helps reduce truck accidents

Approximately three decades ago, the State of Louisiana and the United States Department of Transportation teamed up in an effort to uniformly enforce the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations along with the Federal Hazardous Material Regulations.

Teenagers killed in accident in Lafayette

None of us want our loved ones to be involved in an accident. However, accidents do happen due to different reasons and can lead to serious injuries or deaths. A heartbreaking accident happened recently in Lafayette which involved three teenagers. Only one of them survived the accident and received serious injuries, while the other two passed away.

How can a car accident report be obtained in Louisiana?

A person involved in a car accident may not be in the correct state of mind to get all the details related to the accident to report to his or her insurance company. Louisiana State Police crash reports play an important part in the transmission of accident information. This accident report has details of all the people involved in the accident, as well as their addresses and insurance details which can be helpful if litigation is pursued by a victim for compensation.

Role of the LDWF/LED in preventing boating accidents

Louisiana has lakes, streams, rivers and bayous within the state's inland waterway system. In addition to these, there are territorial seas, tidal shorelines and coastal estuaries. Due to this, Louisiana hosts a variety of recreational and commercial activities. Boating activities not only provide enjoyment to the visitors and residents of the state but also affect the state's economic growth.

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