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Factors that can exacerbate intoxicated boaters

Some residents in Louisiana do not believe that it is as big of a deal to have a beer and operate a boat as it is to have a beer and operate a motor vehicle. This is simply not true; in fact The U.S. Coast Guard warns that "alcohol is more hazardous on water than on land." Since the U.S. Coast Guard is called in on boating disasters, they would know the dangers of this situation. For those that still doubt the severity of drinking and boating, here are some facts and figures.

Louisiana truck accident injuries need to be addressed

Most of us have heard the horror stories of what happens when a semi-truck collides with a Louisiana passenger vehicle. For some Lafayette residents, the stories become their terrifying reality. For those that suffer from injuries due to a truck accident, there are legal options available. Understanding how your injuries will affect your life, family and finances is important to understanding their full effect on your life.

New Orleans judge must approve BP to pay $20 billion

Just a few years after the tragedy of Hurricane Katrina another disaster hit Louisiana shores. A massive BP oil rig erupted, killing 11 workers and spilling 134 million gallons of crude oil into the Gulf of Mexico. Since water torts are considered punishable under maritime law, there are many rules and regulations, including a personal injury lawsuit for the 11 workers who lost their lives that day. That settlement has already been reached with a total thus far of $5.84 billion in payouts for people and businesses harmed by the oil spill.

Things a Lafayette resident should do after a car accident

As far as Louisiana car accidents go, they can range anywhere from serious to mild. Depending on the circumstances of the accident, the driver and any passengers involved in a car accident may have the ability to get more information about the accident, other parties involved in the accident or bystanders who witnessed the accident. This information could be beneficial later on if an injured party decides to seek reparation from a negligent driver. If you are involved in a car accident, here are a few things you should do.

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