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What damages are compensable in a wrongful death case?

Making the decision to take legal action after a loved one dies can be difficult. Such actions are not warranted in every situation, but may be for those who lost loved ones due to the negligent actions of other individuals. Many Louisiana residents may want to know what good can come out of filing a wrongful death claim. What damages are actually compensable?

Speeding contributes to numerous motor vehicle accidents

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development has the authority to change speed limits in areas where the LaDOTD feels it is needed. Before they do this, though, they have to study the areas in question, looking for current and potential problems. One area prone to speed-related motor vehicle accidents will be seeing speed limit reduction here soon. 

Louisiana motor vehicle accidents: 2 hurt, 1 killed in crash

A recent car crash in Louisiana claimed one life and left two other people injured -- including the driver responsible. Motor vehicle accidents with such outcomes are difficult for friends and family to overcome. This wreck is particularly heartbreaking as the victims are all teenagers. 

Birth injury: things to know

When preparing to bring a new bundle of joy into the world, the last thing any parent in Louisiana or elsewhere wants to think about is everything that could go wrong. While, technically speaking, child birth is not a medical condition -- it is a natural event -- a number of problems can occur during the process that result in medical crisis for mom, baby or both. A birth injury can have serious -- if not fatal -- results. 

Louisiana wrongful death: Couple killed in recent wreck

A Louisiana couple recently lost their lives in a crash in Baton Rouge. This incident occurred in the early morning hours of Sunday, April 8. Under certain circumstances, family members of the victims may be entitled to pursue a wrongful death claim against the driver believed responsible for the collision. 

Sleep apnea-related truck accidents

In order to operate commercial vehicles, drivers have to keep themselves medically in check. If they have disorders than may affect their ability to drive safely, those disorders must be treated if they wish to keep their commercial licenses. Sleep apnea is one such medical issue that is known to contribute to truck accidents. Louisiana residents who have suffered injuries or worse in collisions caused by truck drivers with this disorder may have legal recourse. 

When Adrenaline Hurts

Adrenaline is a naturally occurring endorphin. It’s our body’s own pain medicine. It allows us to get to safety after being injured because it kills pain, for a short while.

Louisiana motor vehicle accidents: 2 injured in recent wreck

In the late afternoon of Thursday, April 5, two vehicles collided near the airport in Baton Rouge. Louisiana police are still in the process of determining what caused this wreck. Two people are said to have been injured in the incident. When motor vehicle accidents occur, victims may seek relief for their losses through legal means.

Louisiana maritime law: common oil rig accidents

Quite a few Louisiana residents spend time working on oil rigs out in the Gulf of Mexico. There is good money to be made in these jobs. If the oil companies are doing everything right, working conditions should be good. Unfortunately, some find working conditions to be quite hazardous, and human error can occur, causing some workers to experience injury or even death. Maritime law protects these workers and their families should they need to seek compensation following an oil rig accident.

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