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Distracted drivers behind numerous motor vehicle accidents

Distracted drivers: they are easy to spot and are seen on Louisiana roads every single day. The sad truth about distracted drivers is that, for the most part, they don't think that what they are doing is harmful -- but it is. In fact, distracted driving is behind numerous motor vehicle accidents every year.

Louisiana maritime law: Boating accident claims a life

A boating accident in Louisiana has left one person dead and several others injured. This incident is said to have occurred near Bayou Segnette. The surviving victims of this tragic event, as well as the family members of the deceased, may turn to an attorney with experience in personal injury, wrongful death and maritime law in order to seek compensation for their losses.

Louisiana truck accidents: Trucker arrested following fatal crash

A young woman in Louisiana recently died in a crash with an 18-wheeler. The truck driver has been arrested and charged for his role in the incident. When fatal truck accidents happen, it is okay for surviving family members of the victims to seek answers and relief.

Wrongful death and other legal claims filed against fraternity

Several legal claims were recently filed against the Kappa Sigma fraternity affiliated with the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Just over a year ago, a pledge for this fraternity crashed his car into a pedestrian. The mother of the victim has filed a wrongful death claim against all those believed responsible. Meanwhile, the driver of the car and his parents have also decided to pursue legal actions against the fraternity.

Fetal oxygen deprivation can result in a severe birth injury

No parent, in Louisiana or elsewhere, likes to think of everything that can go wrong during the birthing process. While the vast majority of babies are delivered without significant issue, there are others who suffer medical events due to medical malpractice that results in severe birth injury. Fetal oxygen deprivation, for instance, happens, but it can be avoided or quickly corrected if the proper actions are taken in a timely manner.

Louisiana wrongful death: Lost a loved one to a drunk driver?

Louisiana sees more that its fair share of drunk drivers and DUI-related auto accidents every year. This is both a state and national problem. Sadly, numerous individuals experience the pain of losing loved ones due to the actions of those who chose to driver while impaired. Those who do may be entitled to seek compensation for their losses by pursing wrongful death claims in civil court.

What exactly is talcum?

Talc is a mineral. It is comprised of silicon, magnesium and oxygen. It is very absorptive. For years it has been marketed as product that absorbs perspiration. Talc also absorbs oil. It is one of the ingredients in dry shampoo. It is also used to prevent chafing and friction. Many people claim that talc will absorb odors.

Wrongful death claims possible after heavy equipment accidents

Louisiana is home to numerous construction workers and other individuals who work around and with heavy equipment. Sadly, accidents happen, and people lose their lives in accidents involving such equipment. When they do, surviving family members may be entitled to pursue wrongful death claims in an effort to seek compensation for their losses.

Louisiana motor vehicle accidents: 1 critically injured in crash

Louisiana has seen its fair share of wrong-way drivers over the years. Sadly, these individuals cause motor vehicle accidents that often have tragic outcomes. This is certainly the case for a recent collision that occurred in the area of St. Charles Parish.

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