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How Louisiana laws hold boating companies liable for accidents


Many Louisiana residents, with the Gulf of Mexico so close by, tend to gravitate toward the water. Water sports and recreational activities, such as boating and fishing, are popular among state residents and tourists who come to visit each year. Boating, or any other recreational activity where the people on the boat have to essentially depend on their boat operator and instructor, can also prove to be inherently dangerous at times.

Will the Transportation Appropriation Bill make roads unsafe?


There are essentially two things to consider while debating the idea of truck safety. First, trucks are vehicular giants that tower above every other car and automobile. Second, truck drivers being commercial drivers are subjected to more stringent laws, which make them as well as the trucking companies accountable to other people on the road. Victims of a truck accident can suffer serious injuries and can even die because of those injuries.

Boating accidents can lead to negligence lawsuits


With rivers, lakes and bayous found throughout Louisiana and the Gulf of Mexico nearby, many state residents have spent time boating for recreation and sport as well as to make a living. Unfortunately, boating accidents happen every year and injure and kill people. Many who survive such accidents end up with lifelong disabilities. This is why all boaters are required by law to follow a variety of safety rules and guidelines laid down by state and federal authorities to promote safe and enjoyable boating experiences.

Victims may get punitive damages in drunk driving accidents


Drunk driving is the cause of many accidents every year in Lafayette, Louisiana, and it is one of the most common forms of distracted driving. Intoxication impairs a driver's judgment and hinders a driver's reflexes. Courts will often examine the various aspects of a drunk driving case in order to determine the severity of the punishment for the driver who was responsible for a car accident.

Cruise ship accident injures 22


Cruising during the summer is a popular way to vacation for many people in Lafayette, Louisiana, and for the rest of the country. However, when a tourist is injured on board a cruise ship, the vacation can suddenly become much less fun. Such an incident recently occurred when a cruise ship, in which European tourists were traveling, collided with a wall, while entering a lock in northern New York State.

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