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Louisiana wrongful death: Man killed while crossing 3rd Avenue

Police in Lake Charles were called to investigate a pedestrian accident that occurred on the morning of Dec. 13. Sadly, the victim suffered critical injuries and did not survive long after the event. This individual's family may be entitled to seek compensation for their losses by filing a wrongful death claim against the driver responsible.

When a midwife's actions contribute to birth injury or death

When pregnant and preparing to bring a child into the world, the medical care a woman receives during her pregnancy and during labor and delivery matters. Not all women want the full hospital birthing experience. Some prefer home births or a least prefer to have a midwife rather than a doctor at the delivery. In Louisiana, can midwives be held responsible if their actions contribute to birth injury or infant death?

Louisiana motor vehicle accidents: Pedestrian hit by car

Police in Louisiana recently arrested the man that they say is responsible for striking a pedestrian with his car and leaving the accident scene. The victim survived the incident and was taken to a local hospital in critical condition. When pedestrians are injured in motor vehicle accidents, they may be entitled to seek compensation for their losses.

What is confirmation bias?

Perhaps the better question is why do people drink and drive or text and drive? People may give many answers to why they knowingly put their life and the lives of others at risk, but a big part of the reason people still do these dangerous things is due to confirmation bias. 

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