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There may be more cell phone deaths in Louisiana than reported

Cell phones have become an integral part of Louisiana society. Although it sometimes seems like individuals cannot function without their cell phones, it may be time to consider whether cell phones are overused in certain situations. This is particularly true in driving situations; especially since cell phones are one cause of car accidents.

Doctor sued for exposing patients to HIV and Hepatitis

Doctors are some of the most trusted members of Lafayette society as well as the world. When this trust is tested, it may be difficult for patients to know how to move forward. This is especially true when a doctor is the focus of serious personal and catastrophic injury allegations.

Louisiana files suit against BP for oil spill

In most accidents or personal injuries, only a few individuals are involved. Greater disasters, unfortunately, result in serious injuries, fatalities and severe damage. When such catastrophic injury occurs, the approach to the situation is actually quite similar to responding to a smaller incident. Victims of such tragedies must assess their damages and injuries and determine whether they have any legal remedies.

Bizarre car accident in Lafayette requires driver to be rescued

There are many different things that can pose risks and create hazards for drivers in Lafayette. Sometimes, a crash results from factors beyond a driver's control, including the actions of another driver. In other situations, car accidents are the direct result of a driver's own negligence, inattention, or poor driving habits.

Passenger dies after drunk driving accident on Louisiana roadway

Louisiana police are awaiting the toxicology report of a woman who was allegedly a drunk driver in an accident that resulted in the death of her passenger. Drunk driving is a leading factor in car accidents in Louisiana and nationwide. Louisianans must recognize that drunk driving is a real problem and, if they are ever in an accident and alcohol played a role that may be an important fact to highlight in a court proceeding if they intend to seek compensation for their injuries.

Louisiana father and daughter survive motorcycle crash with semi

A Louisiana family nearly lost two of its members during a motorcycle ride on Christmas Eve 2011, which ended with a semi crash. Luckily, the father and daughter who were struck by the 18-wheeler truck survived. Now their holiday near-tragedy is a safety and liability lesson for Louisiana motorcyclists involved in truck accidents.

Louisiana ambulance crash results in $117 million jury award

Recently, Louisiana media put a spotlight on a jury award in a local motor vehicle accident case. A jury awarded $117 million to a pregnant Louisiana woman injured in an ambulance crash. The award is a remarkable commentary on accident victims' rights. The case demonstrates that Louisiana juries are able to identify negligent drivers and offer victims justice and compensation for the injuries they suffer in car accidents.

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