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Statute of limitations for starting a lawsuit after car accidents


Driving a car in Louisiana is a privilege not a right. The privilege starts with being able to obtain a driver's license. When drivers obtain a license they agree to follow the rules of the road while they are driving. If people do not follow the rules, they may lose the privilege to have a driver's license and drive a car. However, even if they do not lose their license for breaking the rules, they may still cause a car accident and cause significant damage and serious injuries.

What damages can a family recover in a wrongful death lawsuit?


When a family in Louisiana loses a loved one it can be a very difficult time for them. Sometimes a family may take for granted some of the things that a loved one provides for them. This could be emotional support, simply helping with daily household tasks, financial support through a job and many other things they may provide. However, family members quickly realize what a loved one provided after they are no longer there.

Ensuring that truck drivers are fit to drive in a safe manner


There are many reasons that people drive on the roads in Louisiana. There are also many different types of vehicles that drive on the roads. Individuals often drive cars, pickup trucks, SUVs and motorcycles to get to their various destinations. There are also many professions that use the roads every day. These include delivery drivers, emergency vehicles such as police cars, ambulances and fire trucks and semi-trucks.

Basics of a negligence claim under Jones Act


People in Louisiana have many different types of jobs. Some work in offices, some are teachers, some are in construction or other types of manual labor, some work in the service industry and there are many other jobs as well. Many people also work on the ships that travel in and out of Louisiana. This is a major industry in the area and employs many individuals.

Speeding contributes to many fatal car accidents


There are many traffic regulations that drivers must follow while driving. It's probably safe to say that many of these rules and regulations are broken by most drivers at some point in time. Some may not seem that important to the driver or it may be a situation where the person is in a hurry to get to their destination. One of the most common rules that is broken is speeding.

Car accident in Louisiana kills road worker


When people are driving their car, there are many things that could distract them. It can be things within the vehicle itself such as the various things people can do on their phones or people within the car such as friends or children. There are also things that go on outside of the vehicle which can distract drivers as well such as signs, car accidents, animals and other things. However, despite all the distractions that people face, it is imperative that they push out these distractions and focus on the road.

Truck driver inspection reports to ensure truck working properly


People drive on Louisiana roads every day for a variety of reasons. People drive to get to and from work, but people drive to go to stores, to get groceries and run other errands, to see friends and family, for entertainment and many other reasons. One of these other reasons is to actually work. There are many people who drive for a living. Many of these people drive semi-trucks and transport goods from one location to another.

Requirements for reporting boating accidents


There are many bodies of water in and around Louisiana. These bodies of water are used for both business and recreation by many people every day. Therefore, there are many boats of all different sizes and types on the water each day. The more boats that are on the water though means that there is a greater likelihood of there being a boating accident as well. The drivers of the boats are human and humans make mistakes. Unfortunately some of these mistakes can lead to severe injuries for those involved in the accidents.

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