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Can a driver who is partly at fault recover damages in Louisiana?


In Louisiana, when someone is injured in a car accident caused by a negligent driver they have the right to sue that driver for damages. But not every accident is 100 percent the fault of one driver. Sometimes both drivers are partly at fault in causing the crash. What happens then? Can a driver who is partly at fault in causing the accident still recover damages from another driver who is also at fault?

Drunk driving accident victims deserve justice in Louisiana


In a post earlier this year, we discussed the alarming number of deaths caused by drunk driving in Louisiana and in Lafayette Parish. Drunk driving is a serious problem in our state. In addition to those who are killed, many others suffer serious injury in drunk driving accidents.

Man dies in boating accident on Cane River


Boating is a popular form of recreation on Louisiana's waterways. But boating can be dangerous, even if one's boat is stationary in the water. A boat accident can result in significant property damage, serious injuries and even death. A recent fatal boat accident on the Cane River serves as a reminder of how a day of relaxation on the water can turn into a tragedy in an instant.

Measuring the cost of a child's wrongful death


The death of a child in a motor vehicle accident is always a tragedy for the family and the community at large. When the accident was caused by the negligence of another person, Louisiana law allows the parents to bring a wrongful death lawsuit and recover monetary damages. But how does one calculate the financial cost of a child's death?

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