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.
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?
The convenience of driving a pickup truck is hard to pass up. You can fit just about anything in the back, and you’ll almost always be able to see above the car in front of you. Plus—whether you like it or not—your friends will always invite you over to help them move.
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.
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.
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.