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Fighting for compensation after a motorcycle accident

Motorcycle riders in Louisiana know that defensive riding can be a matter of life and death. But even the safest rider can fall victim to a distracted driver. Many drivers don't pay enough attention and often fail to see motorcyclists. When a collision occurs, the person on the bike generally gets the worst of it.

Hidden health issues and the link to truck accidents

With trucks being as prominent as they are on the roads in Louisiana, there is a constant concern that there will be a truck accident. Considering their large size and the speeds and distances they travel, these crashes can lead to severe injuries and even deaths. While a truck company is supposed to make certain that the drivers are fit to drive, the reality is that much of the oversight is lacking and is dependent on the driver's honesty about a condition. Therefore, it is difficult to determine whether a driver is being upfront about any possible medical issue that can pose a danger.

Mother sues after daughter killed in Louisiana semi truck crash

A collision with a semi truck can be catastrophic for anyone in a car, pickup or SUV. The smaller vehicle is no match for a massive tractor-trailer. These accidents often result in serious injury or death. Tragically, this was the case in a crash that killed an 18-year-old woman on Interstate 10 near Breaux Bridge in 2014. Now the woman's mother has filed a lawsuit, naming the truck's owner as well as the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development.

Who qualifies as a "seaman" under the Jones Act?

Throughout its history Louisiana has had a strong link to the ocean. New Orleans has long been one of the most important ports in the world, and many people in the state earn their living on ships and other vessels. When a maritime worker is injured on the job, they may be able to sue their employer for negligence under a federal law known as the Jones Act.

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