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Get help with a wrongful death claim

When you lose a loved one due the the negligence of another individual, you may feel lost and confused about what to do next. Should you do anything to seek compensation for your loss? Can you do anything? Under the right circumstances, according to the state of Louisiana, you may be entitled to file a wrongful death claim in civil court.

Louisiana motor vehicle accidents: Man hit by texting driver

On Friday, Oct. 13, a young Louisiana man was out riding his motorcycle when he was struck by a car. The driver responsible is believed to have been texting when the collision occurred. Sadly, this type of distraction leads to numerous motor vehicle accidents across the state every year.

What should victims of motor vehicle accidents do right away?

After a severe car accident, one's head may be left spinning. It can be an emotionally difficult thing to process, and knowing what steps to take right after the fact may not come naturally. Following motor vehicle accidents, whether they occur in Louisiana or elsewhere, there are some steps that everyone should take -- if they are physically able.

Louisiana admiralty law: Several hurt in oil rig explosion

On Sunday, Oct. 15, an oil rig exploded in Louisiana. According to initial reports, seven people were injured and one was missing. When such accidents occur, an admiralty law attorney can help victims or -- in the event of fatality -- their surviving family members seek compensation for their losses.

To sue or not to sue?

Were you hurt by a distracted or drunk driver? Did you slip in a store and hit your head? Are you a deckhand, offshore worker or floorhand who has suffered a work-related injury but are afraid to speak up and file a lawsuit?

Millions awarded in recent birth injury case

Giving birth to a child is often not without complications. It is not uncommon for mom and baby to suffer minor injuries as a result of the process. However, many mothers and babies in Louisiana and elsewhere experience major complications as a result of their medical providers' actions during delivery. It was recently reported that a woman in another state won a birth injury claim she filed against the doctor who delivered her baby.

Relief for those hurt in work-related motor vehicle accidents

You were going about your normal day. You were in your work vehicle on your way to a job site or already on site when, BAM, you were involved in an auto accident. In Louisiana, those who suffer injuries in work-related motor vehicle accidents may have legal recourse.

Louisiana birth injury: Perineal tearing during childbirth

Childbirth, it is an experience that is different for every woman. There are those who are able to get through it with relative ease and no physical trauma to their own bodies, but there are also those who suffer great injury during the process. One common birth injury seen is perineal tearing. Common as it may be, there are women in Louisiana and elsewhere who may suffer pain or other issues for years if the tearing is severe or not fixed properly.

Unsecured cargo can cause truck accidents

It is not uncommon to see semitrailers on roads all around Louisiana. While this is a good thing for a number of reasons, these massive trucks are also very dangerous around which to drive. Truck accidents happen all too often, and sometimes the reasons that they happen are quite surprising.

Louisiana motor vehicle accidents: 3 dead, 2 injured in wreck

State troopers in Louisiana were recently called to the scene of a head-on collision between a car and a truck. Three people are said to have died in this wreck, and two people were left with serious injuries. When motor vehicle accidents of this nature occur, victims and the surviving family members of deceased victims may have legal recourse.

Legal recourse following a birth injury

You did everything right during your pregnancy. When it came time to deliver, you were beyond thrilled to meet your beautiful baby. Then, the complications started and your baby ended up suffering a birth injury that left him or her permanently disabled. Sadly, this is something that a number of parents in Louisiana experience every year. Under some circumstances, they may have legal recourse.

Louisiana truck accidents: Semitrailer plows into several cars

Near the end of September, a semitrailer was traveling on Interstate 10 in Louisiana when it plowed into three cars. Several people were injured in the wreck. As is true for all truck accidents, this incident is being investigated by law enforcement officials.

Louisiana truck accidents: Dump truck accident injures 1

A Louisiana man recently required immediate medical attention following an accident involving a dump truck and a portable toilet. This incident occurred at the Louis Armstrong International Airport where there is currently construction of a new terminal underway. The injuries suffered by the victim are said to be quite severe, which is on par for truck accidents.

Who can be held liable after a trucking accident?

Now that Labor Day weekend is behind us, it may seem that traffic levels will return to normal as most people return to their everyday lives. However, interstate commerce doesn’t stop because the holiday is over, and semi-trucks will continue to rumble across Louisiana highways. Because of this, the dangers stemming from semis also still real.

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