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How the Deepwater Horizon spill led to suits from Gulf area businesses

Ten years ago, on April 22, the Deepwater Horizon offshore oil rig exploded, causing the largest marine oil spill in history. After the explosion, an estimated 136 to 206 million gallons of oil spilled into the Gulf of Mexico. The explosion killed 11 workers and injured 17 more. It also caused deep environmental and economic harm to U.S. Gulf Coast states for years.

2 lives lost in recent pedestrian accidents

Police in Louisiana are in the process of investigating the recent deaths of two young men. Their lives were lost in separate pedestrian accidents that occurred in Baton Rouge the evening of Friday, April 10. If driver negligence can be established, the family members of the victims may be entitled to seek compensation for their losses by filing wrongful death claims in civil court.

Victims of squeeze play truck accidents may seek relief

Truck drivers in Louisiana have the difficult task of maneuvering their over-sized vehicles in some pretty tight spots sometimes. To do this successfully, it is common to see them take wide turns, particularly when turning right, to avoid hitting other vehicles, medians, people, traffic poles or signs, or buildings. If passenger cars end up in what is called a blind spot, an area in which truck drivers have no way of seeing what is there, squeeze play truck accidents can occur and often have severe outcomes.

Claiming compensation as an injured longshore worker

The vast majority of workers in the United States are protected against financial damages when they are injured in the workplace. However, those who are not covered by standardized workers' compensation laws include longshore and harbor workers. This is because maritime workers are subject to different laws than those which apply to workers on land.

Did a delayed C-section contribute to your child's birth injury?

Every soon-to-be parent in the state of Louisiana wants one thing, and that is for his or her child to be born healthy. Unfortunately, there are several reasons as to why this does not happen for everyone. It is impossible to control congenital abnormalities that may arise during fetal development, but it is possible to control various outside factors that often contribute to birth injuries. For example, a delayed cesarean section often results in birth injury. Knowing this, why do medical providers put them off?

Motor vehicle accidents: Was your car run off the road?

Having one's vehicle run off the road due to the actions of another driver can be a frightening experience. Sadly, this happens to more people in Louisiana and elsewhere than one might think. Victims of such incidents often end up crashing their cars, suffering injuries as a result. When motor vehicle accidents like this occur, the victims may feel they have no legal recourse, but that may not be the case.

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