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May 2019 Archives

1 injured, 1 killed in recent crash in Lake Charles

On Thursday, May 23, two vehicles collided in Lake Charles killing one driver and injuring the other. Police are still in the process of investigating this crash. At this time, they are unsure what caused the driver responsible to cross into the other driver's lane.

Louisiana maritime law: When unseaworthiness leads to injuries

When maritime workers in Louisiana suffer injuries while on the job, certain laws are in place to help them recover their losses. One maritime law, in particular, allows these employees to hold vessel owners responsible if evidence of unseaworthiness exists in their cases. How is unseaworthiness defined?

Joe Gaar recovers over $900,00 in settlement

Yesterday, May 14, 2019, Joe Gaar settled an offshore case for one of his client's that was hurt when the swing rope he was using, broke during a vessel transfer for a crew boat to an offshore platform. Mr. Gaar recovered over $900,000.00 for his client who injured his low back as a result of the accident. Call us if you or a friend or family member who's been hurt offshore, or on a vessel, tug, shrimp boat or anywhere near or on the water. We will maximize your recovery.

Motor vehicle accidents: 2 hurt in Lake Charles crash

In early May police were called to the scene of a two-vehicle car crash. Two people were hurt in the wreck, one of them reportedly suffered critical injuries. Victims of serious motor vehicle accidents like this one want to believe that insurance will take care of them and help them get back on their feet. The truth is, many Louisiana residents may need some assistance obtaining fair and full compensation for their losses.

Louisiana lawmakers considering hands-free cellphone bill

Car accidents happen all too often in Louisiana, some of them with fatal results. The sad reality is, most of these events are preventable. It is believed that cellphone use contributes to quite a few serious or fatal motor vehicle accidents. In an effort to save lives and prevent injury, lawmakers are currently considering a hands-free cellphone bill that would require people to use wireless systems if they wish to use their phones while driving.

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