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October 2018 Archives

Louisiana truck accidents: Train and truck collide

A train struck a semitrailer in Louisiana recently, killing one and leaving several others injured. This incident occurred in the afternoon of Oct. 10, in Amite. The truck driver died in the crash. Following truck accidents like this, victims may seek compensation for their losses by filing civil claims against all parties who may be held responsible.

Family in another state wins birth injury lawsuit

A family in another state recently won a substantial settlement in an injury/medical malpractice lawsuit. This case was all about a birth injury and holding the hospital and its staff responsible for the damage caused to a now 9-year-old boy. Parents in Louisiana with children who have suffered injuries during labor and delivery may, like this family, pursue compensation for their losses as well.

Louisiana motor vehicle accidents: Cyclist struck in Lake Charles

Police in Lake Charles were called to investigate a hit-and-run collision that left a cyclist injured. This event occurred Oct. 5, at approximately 7:30 p.m. In Louisiana, the drivers responsible for hit-and-run motor vehicle accidents are often found, and when they are the criminal and civil consequences that they will face can be quite severe.

Will driver be held responsible for wrongful death of passengers?

A recent accident in Louisiana left two people dead and the driver who caused the collision injured. This incident occurred Oct. 7, in Baton Rouge. The question now remains, will the driver be held responsible for the wrongful death of the victims who just happened to be his passengers?

Maritime workers may experience repetitive stress injuries

Repetitive stress injuries can happen to anyone in any field of employment. Maritime workers in Louisiana are no exception here. The men and women in this line of work perform the same hard manual tasks daily and in doing so are doing a real number on their bodies.

Motor vehicle accidents often leave victims with physical pain

It is common to experience some level of pain following a car crash. When injuries are bad enough, pain may linger for months, years or even for the rest of one's life. Following motor vehicle accidents, many Louisiana residents may experience musculoskeletal pain -- the symptoms of which will vary based on the severity of a person's injury.

Got a stiff neck? Try this!

We've all heard the term "pain the neck." It's figurative and used when we are talking about  someone or something that is annoying or difficult to deal with.

Louisiana wrongful death: Too many cyclists are being killed

Many Louisiana residents enjoy biking as a form of exercise and as a form of transportation. Sadly, too many cyclists it the state are being hit and killed by the drivers of automobiles. When such events happen, the surviving family members of the victims may be entitled to seek compensation for their losses by pursuing wrongful death claims in civil court.

A child's birth injury affects the whole family

If you are one of the numerous parents in Louisiana whose child was injured during the delivery process, you know all too well the impact that event has had on your life. You know full well that the birth injury did not just affect your child's life -- it affected your whole family. You may be entitled to seek compensation for your family's losses as well as for the damages experienced by your child.

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