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Louisiana wrongful death: Sanitation worker struck and killed

On Tuesday, Sept. 18, a sanitation worker was operating the controls on the side of his garbage truck when he was struck by a passing car. Sadly, this individual died at the scene. In an effort to seek compensation for their losses, the victim's surviving family members may pursue a wrongful death claim in a Louisiana civil court against the driver deemed responsible for this incident.

Louisiana truck accidents: 18-wheeler collided with school bus

When putting a child on a school bus, one believes that he or she is safe and will make it to school without issue. Sadly, for a few parents in Louisiana recently, their kids' bus ride ended up being anything but safe due to the actions of a truck driver. When truck accidents happen, the damage done can be quite severe. Luckily, this event did not turn out as badly as it could have.

Road rage behind many motor vehicle accidents

How often are drivers in Louisiana seen making bad decisions? How often do people overreact when behind the wheel? How often do road rage incidents occur, and how often do people get hurt or worse in the motor vehicle accidents that result from such incidents? The truth is, people are not always paying attention when they drive; they do not always make great decisions, and road rage incidents are on the rise because some individuals cannot control their frustrations while driving.

Motor vehicle accidents: Cops looking for hit-and-run driver

Police in Louisiana are in the process of looking for the individual responsible for a recent hit-and-run accident. This event occurred on Sunday, Sept. 9 in the Lake Charles area. One person was injured in the wreck. According to state laws, victims of motor vehicle accidents may be entitled to seek compensation for their losses. In this particular case, the victim may find him or herself needing assistance to seek relief from his or her own insurance company and/or pursue legal action against the driver thought responsible when that individual is identified.

Should I file a birth injury claim?

Louisiana residents whose children have suffered injuries during childbirth may wonder if they can take legal action against the medical providers who were present during labor and delivery and/or the medical facility. The only real answer to that question is maybe. It may be possible to file a birth injury claim, but it is hard to know without first investigating all the facts of one's case.

Motor vehicle accidents often caused by distracted drivers

You would think that paying attention to the road, traffic signals and your surroundings would be easy to do while driving. It really should be, but most people do experience some level of distraction when behind the wheel of an automobile. Distractions lead to a number of motor vehicle accidents in Louisiana and elsewhere.

Louisiana maritime law: Injured dock workers

Loading docks are an essential part of a port facility. Many Louisiana residents work these docks and in doing so put themselves in harm's way as there are many hazards present in this type of working environment. Injured dock workers may be protected and able to seek compensation for their losses by filing maritime law claims.

Louisiana motor vehicle accidents: 2 injured in recent wreck

At the end of August, police in Lake Charles arrested the man they say is responsible for a crash that left him and  another person injured. This incident happened late in the morning of Aug. 29. The victim of this event may be entitled to seek compensation for his or her losses -- which is true for most victims of motor vehicle accidents.

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