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Louisiana wrongful death: Motorcycle rider dies in crash

Police in Louisiana have been investigating a crash involving a motorcycle and a van that left one person dead. This incident occurred mid-February in Thibodaux. Fault has yet to be determined, but if the victim's surviving family members believe negligence contributed to his death, they may seek compensation by filing a wrongful death claim in civil court.

Determining fault in motor vehicle accidents

When involved a car accident, one would think that fault would be pretty easy to determine. While some cases seem pretty straightforward, there are others in which liability may not be all that clear. In either case, the party thought responsible may try to deny liability. What do Louisiana residents injured in motor vehicle accidents need to do to prove fault so that they can seek compensation for their losses?

Louisiana motor vehicle accidents: 3 injured in recent wreck

A mother and her two young boys were recently injured in a car accident in Louisiana. Police believe that the driver responsible was impaired and speeding when he collided with their car. When negligent behavior is thought responsible for motor vehicle accidents -- such as in this case -- victims may pursue damages through legal means.

Louisiana birth injury: Cerebral palsy facts

Numerous children across the country, many right here in Louisiana, are born with or acquire cerebral palsy every year. For some, this is the result of a congenital defect; for others, it may be the result of a birth injury. What's the difference, and what can parents do if medical negligence turns out to be the underlying cause?

Louisiana admiralty law: Cruise ship passenger injury

A recently married Louisiana couple planned a dream cruise for their honeymoon. Unfortunately, their experience was anything but a dream. An improperly treated injury left the husband in bad shape and the couple out a lot of money. Per admiralty law, this couple may be able to seek compensation for their losses.

Louisiana motor vehicle accidents: 1 injured in recent crash

A wrong-way crash in Louisiana has left one individual dead, a man injured and police looking for answers. This event occurred Monday, Feb. 5, on Interstate 10. When motor vehicle accidents are the result of negligent behavior, as it seems to be in this case, victims may pursue compensation through legal means.

Louisiana residents injured in truck accidents may seek relief

Many Louisiana residents have suffered serious physical, emotional and financial trauma following accidents involving semitrailers or other types of commercial trucks. When truck accidents happen, victims may feel alone and lost. They may feel they may never recover, in one way or another. If you've found yourself in such a situation and are struggling to get the help you need so that you can move forward, an experienced personal injury attorney may be able to assist you.

Admiralty and maritime law: The Jones Act Q and A

Quite a few Louisiana residents spend their lives working out at sea. While the jobs can be good and the pay great, the laws that protect such employees are a little different than the laws that protect those who work on land. This week, this column will address a few admiralty and maritime law questions in regard to The Jones Act.

Family of woman killed in crash may file wrongful death claim

A Louisiana woman recently lost her life in a tragic auto accident. The driver believed responsible was cited for the incident and may face further criminal charges. As negligence is believed to have contributed to this wreck, the surviving family members of the victim may pursue a wrongful death claim in civil court in an effort to seek compensation for their losses.

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