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Louisiana motor vehicle accidents: Injured by a reckless driver?

It happened in the blink of an eye. While driving to the store, in your rearview mirror you could see another car coming up behind you fast. The driver was weaving in and out of lanes and going much faster than the posted speed limit. In the attempt to get past you, this individual lost control of his or her car and crashed into you, causing you to suffer various injuries. In Louisiana, when reckless drivers cause motor vehicle accidents, the victims may have legal recourse.

Louisiana wrongful death: Motorcyclist killed in recent wreck

A Louisiana man recently lost his life in a multi-vehicle crash that occurred in St. Charles Parish. This event occurred on I-10 and is believed to be the result of one driver operating his vehicle too fast for traffic conditions. If this is the case, the victim's surviving family members may pursue a wrongful death claim in civil court in an effort to seek compensation for their losses.

Why you need an attorney following truck accidents

You've read about them and seen them, but you never expected to be in one yourself. Truck accidents involving big commercial haulers happen all too often on Louisiana roads. This time, you are the victim of such an accident and the injuries it left you with will likely affect you for the rest of your life. What can you do?

Louisiana wrongful death: Hit-and-run driver kills bicyclist

Police in Louisiana recently arrested the man they believe is responsible for a bicyclist's death. A number of factors contributed to the auto-pedestrian accident that occurred on the evening of June 11, in Baton Rouge. The victim's surviving family members may be entitled to pursue compensation for their losses by filing a wrongful death claim in civil court.

When a birth injury contributes to infant death

You went into labor. You packed your bags and headed to the hospital or birthing facility of your choice. You were nervous but excited to finally bring your little one into the world and into your home. Unfortunately, something went horribly wrong, and instead of celebrating the new life, when all was said and done, you went home to make funeral arrangements. When a birth injury contributes to infant death, parents in Louisiana may have legal recourse.

Louisiana wrongful death: Man killed in auto-pedestrian accident

A Louisiana man who was trying to do good by cleaning up debris on the road has died. He was apparently struck by a car while performing his good deed. If negligence is thought to have contributed to this accident, the victim's surviving family members may be entitled to file a wrongful death claim in order to seek compensation for their losses.

Louisiana birth injury: Delivery-related skull fractures

The labor and delivery process is tough on mom and baby. Unfortunately, too many babies born in Louisiana and elsewhere do not make it through the process unscathed. When a birth injury occurs, it is normal for parents to question whether it could have been prevented and if their health care providers were responsible. This week, this column will address one specific type of birth injury that can have long-term consequences for a child: skull fractures.

Does talcum powder cause ovarian cancer?

Like so many women, you probably thought nothing about using talcum powder. It is on the store shelves, so it must be a safe product, right? Not so fast, talcum powder may be dangerous. Talc is the main ingredient in the powders.  In its natural form talc contains asbestos. Asbestos is a known carcinogen or cancer-causing agent. However, since the 1970's asbestos has been removed from talc-based powders.  But it is still not known how direct the link is between talcum powder and certain cancers.

Louisiana motor vehicle accidents: 2 hurt in recent crash

Police in Louisiana are trying to determine the cause of a crash that left two people injured and the driver responsible dead. This incident occurred in White Castle at the end of May. As is common practice with motor vehicle accidents, authorities are trying to determine if impairment contributed to this incident. 

Maritime law: Longshore Act Q and A

Louisiana residents who work out at sea run the risk of experiencing work-related injuries. There is no denying that these individuals work in dangerous environments. Those who do suffer injuries while on the job may be able to access workers' compensation benefits just like most everyone else; however, maritime law is a little different, and the workers' compensation for injuries suffered at sea are covered by the Longshore Act rather than traditional workers' comp laws. This week's column will answer some common questions people may have about the Longshore Act.

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