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February 2017 Archives

The deadly combination of distraction and truck drivers

People are quite familiar with the dangers of distracted driving, and this important safety issue is garnering much attention in the media and by organizations that promote safe driving. Despite the increased awareness and even stricter laws regarding this type of dangerous behavior, distracted driving continues to be a problem, one that is not isolated just to drivers of passenger vehicles.

A qualified attorney may assist you with your workers' comp claim

No matter where you work, you could be injured on-the-job. Factory workers, construction workers, and other employees that work with heavy machinery may be especially at-risk for injury. In light of these risks, Louisiana employers should have workers' compensation insurance to provide injured employees with benefits. These benefits can cover medical expenses, lost wages, and disability compensation. In exchange for these benefits, workers are generally not permitted to file suit against their employer for their injury.

Louisiana store facing lawsuit after deadly slip-and-fall

Store owners have a responsibility to keep customers safe from dangerous conditions. Failure to fix dangerous conditions may cause serious injuries or death. Property owners who fail to make sure their property is reasonably safe for customers may be held liable for any injuries that occur on the property.

Drowsy driving responsible for many road fatalities

Distracted driving and drunk driving often get the spotlight when it comes to determining car accident causes in the United States. Nowadays, another cause is also getting some attention. A recent study by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reveals that drowsy driving is responsible for over 6,000 car accident fatalities a year. Falling asleep at the wheel is a serious problem, with 15 percent of all fatal accidents involving a drowsy driver.

Man sues after wrong prescription causes stroke

Doctors have many responsibilities, including prescribing medication to their patients. Making sure that the medication as well as the amount prescribed is correct is necessary to ensure the patient's well-being. Failure to prescribe the correct medication can cause a patient serious injury or make their condition worse. As a result, doctors may face a medical malpractice lawsuit.

Lack of driving laws may cause more car accident fatalities

Motor vehicle accidents occur on a daily basis, causing families a great deal of heartache. The increase in traffic deaths nationwide has left many transportation officials concerned. A recent report by the Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety shows that states with fewer driving safety laws may be more likely to have a higher number of traffic deaths.

Stricter medical malpractice laws may not reduce malpractice

Each year, many patients are subjected to improper or insufficient care by their negligent physicians. As a result of this negligence, these patients suffer from worsened conditions and even new injuries and illnesses. Some experts believe that the number of medical malpractice cases can be reduced by implementing stricter laws that make it easier for patients to file suit against their careless surgeons.

Impaired Louisiana driver causes accident with Louisiana officer

Drivers under the influence of drugs or alcohol are responsible for countless injuries and deaths in Louisiana. In addition to criminal DUI charges, impaired drivers may also face civil court when the injured motorist in the accident sues for damages. In civil court, many car accident cases require the plaintiff to prove that the defendant was behaving negligently behind the wheel. There are many forms of negligence, including distracted driving, failing to follow traffic lights and signs, and, of course, driving under the influence. In addition to proving negligence, a victim will have to show that the impaired driver caused his or her injuries and damages. If an accident victim is successful in court, they may be able to recover damages for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering and other costs.

What should I do if I was injured on the job?

Dealing with a job-based injury can be a distressing experience for workers and their families. If you have been injured in a workplace accident, you are likely entitled to workers' compensation benefits. These benefits are awarded to workers injured on the job, regardless of fault, in order to prevent the employee from suing the employer. In order to receive these benefits in Louisiana, you will need to take a few steps.

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