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Man killed in head-on truck accident in Louisiana


It is an unavoidable reality that Louisiana drivers will need to share the road with large trucks as they travel. For the most part, these trucks are operated safely and within the law with everyone from the truck company to the operator understanding that the vehicles can cause significant injury and death if there is a crash with a conventionally-sized vehicle. However, there are times when circumstances arise and there are truck accidents. These can happen for a variety of reasons. They might lead to severe injuries and, in a worst-case scenario, death. Those who have been affected by a truck accident must remember their rights to consider a legal filing for compensation.

Legal help in filing a boat injury claim based on the Jones Act


Since Louisiana has such a thriving maritime industry, there are certain protections that people who work as seamen have available to file a claim after injury. The Jones Act is in place so a lawsuit can be filed against an employer to receive higher compensation than what would be available under other laws. Maritime law allows workers in this industry to utilize the Jones Act. Alternatively referred to as the Merchant Marine Act of 1920, this lets a worker who was injured file a lawsuit against an employer for negligence while they were working.

Head-on collision in Louisiana kills man, age 22


There are many reasons for an auto accident in Louisiana and all can lead to injuries and fatalities. When these car accidents occur, those who have been affected need to make sure that they understand their legal rights. An integral factor in any case involving a car accident is the investigation as to its cause. This is particularly important when there is a fatality and it is believed that there was impairment involved.

U.S. experiencing troubling rise in number of car accidents


Louisiana drivers are keenly aware of the dangers of being in a car accident every time they go out on the road. However, statistics are useful to provide information as to how often these accidents occur, what the accident investigation says as to how they happened and what can be done to decrease the risk of being in one. Research by the National Safety Council examining preliminary data from 2016 shows that there could have been as many as 40,000 fatalities in motor vehicle crashes during the year. This is a rise of 6 percent from 2015.

Everyone on the road should be aware of truck dangers


There are many factors that can lead to a motor vehicle accident. When it comes to trucks on the road, there are additional factors that should be taken under consideration. This is even more important, considering the additional risks of a truck accident and the likelihood that the accident will lead to more serious and potentially catastrophic or even deadly results.

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