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Louisiana motor vehicle accidents: several hurt,1 killed in crash

On Wednesday, Dec. 27, a multi-vehicle crash left one person dead and several others injured. Motor vehicle accidents of this nature can take a while to investigate, as so many people are involved. However, Louisiana police do believe that one individual is responsible for this particular event.

Movement in birth injury case over defective eggs

In another state, two couples filed claims against the fertility clinic they used to get pregnant. Both claim that the eggs that were implanted were not free of genetic defects, and their children were born with Fragile X mutation as a result. They are seeking an undisclosed amount in damages. Louisiana residents who are in the same shoes as these couples may also be able to file birth injury claims in order to seek compensation for their losses.

Louisiana wrongful death: common fatal work injuries

On-the-job accidents happen all too often in Louisiana and elsewhere. When they do, those injured may access workers' compensation benefits in order to assist them with their medical care, recovery and -- if applicable -- disability needs. What assistance is available to the family members of those who are killed in work-related accidents? Depending on the circumstances surrounding such an event, a wrongful death claim may be filed against the responsible party on top of seeking workers' comp benefits.

Louisiana truck accidents: 1 injured in wreck

Police in Louisiana are looking for the semitrailer driver who caused an accident that left a woman injured. This incident occurred in mid-December in the Shreveport area. According to state laws, those responsible for truck accidents may be responsible for the losses suffered by the victims.

Claims for motor vehicle accidents often settled out of court

Car accidents happen pretty frequently in Louisiana and elsewhere. It seems that, every day, some awful collision is reported in the news. While some have minor outcomes, only resulting in property damage, there are those that change the lives of the victims forever. When motor vehicle accidents occur, those who have suffered losses may be entitled to seek compensation for those losses. This they can do either in court or through out-of-court negotiations.

Louisiana admiralty and maritime law: drillship worker killed

Quite a few Louisiana residents work in the oil industry. Many of them have very dangerous jobs -- particularly those who work on oil rigs and drillships. Recently, a worker on a drillship was killed in an accident. Under admiralty and maritime law, his surviving family members may be entitled to seek compensation for their losses.

The Deadly Six

Longshoremen and maritime workers have an increased risk for bodily harm while on the job. It is the duty of the company to provide not only a safe work environment but also to ensure that safety measures, such as the buddy system, are in place and are followed. When the system fails, men get hurt.

Damage to the brachial plexus a common birth injury

Labor and delivery is tough on both mom and baby. Sometimes, babies get stuck or struggle to get through the birth canal. When they do, they may damage their brachial plexus. This type of birth injury is fairly common, and it can have long-term consequences for the baby. Those in Louisiana whose children have suffered this type of birth injury, due to the negligence of medical staff, may be entitled to seek compensation.

Does yoga help a sore back?

We see lot about the benefits of yoga: that it can calm the mind, ease stress and heal the body. But is there any evidence to support that yoga is good for our backs?

Do not wait forever to file that wrongful death claim

After losing a loved one, the last thing on most people's mind is going to court. Closing out his or her estate and grieving is generally at the top of the list, and that is okay. If the deceased lost his or her life due to the negligent actions of another individual, filing legal claims may be on one's radar, however. Wrongful death claims may be filed in such instances, but according to the state of Louisiana, one cannot wait forever to pursue this type of action.

Head trauma common in motor vehicle accidents

Every year, numerous Louisiana residents end up in emergency rooms with head traumas due to auto collisions. Children, teens, adults -- it does not matter. It happens to them all. When victims of motor vehicle accidents suffer severe head trauma, they or -- if unable -- their loved ones may pursue compensation for any resulting losses.

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