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Multi-tasking while driving can lead to car accidents

People in Louisiana have busy schedules and have many tasks they need to complete both at work and outside of work. At some point in time, people have to multi-task. This can almost be a necessity at times in order to complete certain tasks on time. While multi-tasking can be a useful sometimes, it should not be used in every situation. One of those is driving a car. Multi-tasking can be very dangerous in a car, and lead to serious car accidents.

Compensation for injuries under Longshore Act

Many people in Louisiana go to work each week in order to earn an income. This income is a necessity for many so they can pay for food, their home, clothing and other necessities. However, if the person is injured and unable to work, they will not be able to earn this income, and meeting one's monthly needs may become very difficult. However, the person may be entitled to pursue compensation if the injury occurred at work.

What causes truck accidents in Louisiana?

There are many trucks that travel throughout Louisiana bringing goods of all kinds to the state or out of the state to other states for sale. Trucking is a business, and for the drivers it is their job and also their livelihood. They are professional drivers and in general do their job well. However, they are also human. They make mistakes while driving, and accidents occur. Unfortunately, when they make these mistakes, the consequences can be devastating for others on the road.

There are many fatal accidents each year in Louisiana

There are only a couple guarantees in life, and unfortunately one of those is that everyone will die at some point in time. However, while everyone in Louisiana may know they will die at some point in time no one knows exactly when they will pass. It could be after they have lived a long life and die peacefully in their sleep, but it could also be when they are young due to a disease or illness or in a fatal accident of some kind.

How does comparative fault affect a car accident lawsuit?

There are many car accidents on Louisiana roads every year. There are many vehicles on the roads each day and people make mistakes. Some of these car accidents are very minor and there may be very little damage and no injuries. However, many accidents are very serious. Vehicles can be destroyed and people suffer life-changing injuries or even die as a result of the accident.

Who is covered by the Longshore Act?

Ships come and go from the shores of Louisiana every day. There are major ports that are very busy and important to international commerce. There are also many people needed to work on the ships and in the industry even if they are not actually working on boats. This type of work can be very strenuous as well and utilizes heavy machinery to do much of the necessary work. There are inherent dangers and many workers are injured at work each year in boating accidents.

Man with five previous DWI charges causes fatal accident

There are many things that people in Louisiana do while they are driving that can be very dangerous. One of these that has become much more prevalent recently is texting or using one's phone while driving. However, there is another very dangerous activity that has received a lot of attention over the years that unfortunately does not seem to be going away anytime soon. That is driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

Protecting victims' rights after a truck accident

People rarely have a road to themselves in Louisiana. There are many other drivers on the roads at any given time and many different types of vehicles as well. Some of these vehicles are bigger than others. Semi-trucks tend to be some of the biggest vehicles on the road and, as a result, they also can cause some of the worst accidents as well. Given their size, especially compared to the other cars and trucks on the road, they can completely destroy those vehicles and cause catastrophic injuries to the people in those vehicles.

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