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Louisiana-based truck company sued for negligent driving


Distracted driving or negligence is a very common cause of truck accidents. Many Louisiana residents would agree that distracted driving and negligence can cause fatal accidents and it is imperative that truck drivers remain cautious while driving their massive vehicles.

Driver safety programs to reduce work-related road accidents


Many Louisiana residents have lost a loved one due to a motor vehicle accident. A fatal vehicle accident results in pain and suffering for the family and friends whom the victim leaves behind. Every citizen should take preventive measures to prevent a fatal car accident.

Longshore and Harbor Workers Compensation Act, an overview

The Longshore and Harbor Workers Compensation Act is enforced by the Office of Workers' Compensation Programs for the benefit of maritime employees. All workers employed in maritime occupations, like shipbuilders, ship repairers and other harbor workers, as well as workers engaged in related jobs, are covered under this act.

Truck accidents can be avoided by paying drivers by the hour


Truck driver fatigue is one the primary reasons for truck accidents. In order to address the problem of driver fatigue, a Lafayette, Louisiana-based truck company has adopted a pay-per-hour model instead of a pay-per-mile model, which is the industry standard.

The Jones Act and its implications for Louisiana maritime workers

Louisiana is famous for its coastline and rivers. Many resident enthusiasts take to the state's waterways for recreational purposes and even more are maritime workers. With so many people in and on the water, it is important to have certain safety rules in place to prevent accidents between pleasure boaters and those earning a living on these waters.

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