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Louisiana wrongful death: Motorcyclist killed in wreck

The state of Louisiana recently lost one of its police officers in a tragic automobile accident. At this point, no charges have been filed against the driver believed responsible for the wreck. If negligence is believed to have contributed to the accident, the victim's surviving family members may be entitled to pursue a wrongful death claim in court in an effort to seek compensation for their losses.

Louisiana motor vehicle accidents: 5 LSU students struck by car

On Friday, Aug. 24, five Louisiana State University students were walking on campus when they were struck by a car. Four of the five victims were transported to an area hospital for treatment. When pedestrians are injured in motor vehicle accidents, they may be entitled to pursue compensation for their losses. If the victims in this particular case wish to seek relief, an experienced attorney can help them file the appropriate claims in civil court.

Louisiana maritime law: Cruise ship-related injuries

Every year, residents and visitors to the state of Louisiana head to port in order to embark on cruises. While many people enjoy their vacations without incident, there are others who suffer injuries while aboard cruise ships. These individuals likely have a lot of questions about who can be held responsible for their losses. An experienced maritime law attorney would be able to answer such questions.

What you need to know about working with electricity

Working in construction, offshore drilling and inland oil drilling exposes you to many potential dangers. Even when safety precautions are taken, you still run the risk of being hurt on the job. Faulty wiring, a short in wiring, damaged or frayed electrical cords or defective products could lead to you experiencing an electrical shock.

Family of man killed in crash may file wrongful death claim

The driver responsible for a fatal crash back in June has been arrested and charged. One person died as a result of this man's actions and another passenger suffered moderate injuries. The family members of the deceased victim may be entitled to pursue compensation by filing a wrongful death claim in a Louisiana civil court. The surviving victim may also seek damages by filing a personal injury claim.

Louisiana motor vehicle accidents: 3 injured recent crash

Law enforcement officers in Baton Rouge were recently called to the scene of a crash that left three people injured. This event happened Thursday, Aug. 16. Per Louisiana laws, if negligence contributed to this incident, the victims may be entitled to seek compensation for their losses -- which is true for all motor vehicle accidents.

Calculating compensation following motor vehicle accidents

The losses associated with car accidents can range in severity. Some Louisiana residents will only experience damaged property, while others will experience physical and/or emotional trauma due to personal injury or the death of a loved one. Following motor vehicle accidents, victims or their surviving family members have every right to question if compensation is available to them and how much they can get.

Louisiana wrongful death: Bicyclist killed in recent accident

Police in Louisiana are looking into the recent death of a bicyclist. The victim was struck by a passing pickup truck on LA 100. If negligence is suspected in this case, the victim's surviving family members may be entitled to seek compensation for their losses by filing a wrongful death claim in civil court.

Louisiana motor vehicle accidents: Woman injured in recent crash

Law enforcement authorities in Louisiana were called to the scene of an accident involving an impaired driver and a pregnant woman. This incident occurred in a parking garage in Baton Rouge on July 31. The victim of this incident may be entitled to seek compensation for her losses through legal means, which is true for victims of most motor vehicle accidents.

Preventing mothers from experiencing birth injury

Numerous women in Louisiana choose to go to medical facilities when they are in labor. They do this for a number of reasons, but the biggest reason is so that they have trained medical professionals on hand if anything goes wrong. Unfortunately, too many women end up experiencing fatal or critical birth injuries due to a hospital staff not taking appropriate actions before and after complications arise. What should hospitals be doing to prevent mothers from experiencing birth injury?

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