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Smartphone apps drive fatal car accident surge


Until recently, the long-term trend in U.S. traffic fatalities was one of steady improvement. Deaths on American roads decreased steadily from the 1970s until about five years ago. But since then the trend has been going the other way; motorists and passengers in Louisiana and across the country face an increasing risk of being killed in their vehicles.

What is an unseaworthiness claim under maritime law?


When a Louisiana maritime worker is injured on the job, there are two main theories under which the employer and the vessel owner can be held liable. One of these is the Jones Act, a federal law which allows the seaman to bring a negligence action against the employer. The other is the older maritime law doctrine of unseaworthiness.

Fatal trucking accident claims life of man in Louisiana


Any kind of truck can be an intimidating sight on the Louisiana roadways and this is even worse when the vehicle is operated in a reckless manner. A crash involving a large vehicle like a dump truck can lead to a fatal accident. When there is a fatal trucking accident due to a reckless motorist, the loss of a loved one is made even worse, because it was so unnecessary. Those who are confronted with this reality need to know how to pursue compensation in a legal filing.

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