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Louisiana motor vehicle accidents: 1 killed, 2 injured in wreck

A two-vehicle car crash occurred on April 13 in Lake Charles, resulting in one person losing his life and two other individuals suffering injuries. Authorities believe that alcohol impairment contributed to this collision. When motor vehicle accidents are caused by drunk drivers, the victims or -- in the event of fatality -- surviving family members may be entitled to seek compensation by filing legal claims in a Louisiana civil court.

New safety standards to prevent birth injury and death proposed

As wonderful as the United States is, and for all the technology and medical advances available here, it is amazing how many women suffer injuries or death due to problems during or after labor and delivery. New safety standards have been proposed that, if properly implemented, have the ability to save numerous families from the physical, financial and emotional trauma that often accompanies a birth injury or birth-related death. What are these new standards, and how will they help Louisiana families?

Did a car crash leave you with catastrophic injuries?

Auto collisions happen every single day on Louisiana roads. The vast majority of them are considered fairly minor in nature. There are those, though, that leave victims with catastrophic injuries -- injuries so bad that the victims' lives are forever changed. If you or a loved one have experienced such injuries in a motor vehicle accident that was the result of someone else's negligence, you may be entitled to seek compensation for your losses.

Louisiana wrongful death: Pedestrian killed by on-duty deputy

In early April, a story broke in Louisiana about an on-duty deputy striking a pedestrian, killing the victim. Authorities are still investigating this incident so not many details have been released; however, what information is out there may have the victim's family questioning if they have the right to seek compensation for their losses. Under certain circumstances, they may be entitled to file a wrongful death claim against the deputy, his department and anyone else potentially liable in this case. 

Lawmakers seeking mandatory drug testing after boating accidents

Louisiana is home to a number of waterways that residents and visitors to the state enjoy for recreational entertainment and various boating companies utilize for business. Every year, this state sees more than its fair share of boating accidents that leave victims seriously injured or worse. When serious boating accidents occur, it is not uncommon for investigators to check for operator impairment, yet the current laws in place limit what substances they can test for. Proposed law changes could fix that.

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