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Maritime law: 3 injured on Carnival ship seeking damages

A lawsuit was recently filed in U.S. District Court by three people who claim Carnival Cruise Line is responsible for injuries they suffered on board one of the company's ships. This federal case stands as a good reminder that Louisiana victims of accidents on these cruise ships may take legal action in order to seek relief. A maritime law attorney can help injured cruise ship passengers do just that.

Louisiana motor vehicle accidents: 1 dead, 2 injured in crash

Police in Louisiana are investigating the cause of a multi-vehicle accident that occurred Jan. 15, at approximately 11 a.m. They say one individual died in the crash and two other people suffered injuries. The man deemed responsible for the collision is facing criminal charges. When negligence is behind motor vehicle accidents, the victims or, in the case of a fatality, their surviving family members may seek relief through legal means. 

Motor vehicle accidents: The dangers of Bird scooters

At the very end of Nov. 2018, Bird scooters began showing up on Lafayette streets. You have probably seen them or people riding them. You may have even tried one out yourself. They are supposed to help people with limited mobility options get out and get to where they need to go with greater ease and in an affordable way. Unfortunately, these electric scooters are known to be dangerous and numerous individuals across the country have been injured in accidents involving these motor vehicles.

Truck accidents caused by truck drivers using cellphones

Louisiana residents see their fair share of commercial trucks on their roads every single day. They also see the drivers of these trucks using their cellphones. If such behavior results in truck accidents, the victims of these events or -- in the event of fatality -- their surviving family members may seek relief for their losses through legal means.

Louisiana motor vehicle accidents: The cost of drunk driving

Another New Year's Eve has come and gone, and with it came a number of car accidents caused by drunk drivers. While it has not yet been reported how many drunk driving-related motor vehicle accidents happened between Dec. 30, 2018  and Jan. 1, 2019 in the entire state of Louisiana, it is safe to say there were quite a few. In the Lake Charles area, there were only two. 

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