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Fatal accident involving truck kills 1

It is a reality of Louisiana driver's life that they share the roadways with 18-wheelers. Essential to the economy to transport people and goods, they can be seen hurrying down the highways. Though federal and state laws regulate much of the trucking industry, including the weight of the items to be transported and the hours a truck driver can drive and rest, truck drivers are under constant pressure to drive faster and longer. This can often lead to fatal accidents.

Possible medical mistakes cause wrongful death of new mother

The birth of a child is the culmination of not only the past nine or so months of the parents' lives, but also of their loved ones. They await and pray for the healthy birth of the new born and when it happens, the whole family rejoices. But if the medical staff commits a medical mistake that puts the newborn and mother at risk, confusion and tragedy can often be the result.

Elements involved in wrongful death cases

Losing a loved one is one of the most traumatic experiences a person in Louisiana can go through. There are many emotions that can result when such tragedies occur. Of course, a deep sense of sadness is often prevalent. But in cases where there was another party involved, and that party acted in a way that directly contributed to the cause of a loved one's death, it is understandable to feel anger as well. If it was someone else's negligence that lead to their loved one's death, the victim's survivors may decide to file a wrongful death lawsuit.

A lawyer can help file a wrongful death product liability case

When Louisianans place their lives and the lives of their loved ones in the hands of others by using a product, they are not expecting that product to have flaws that make it dangerous. However, it is a reality that there are sometimes products made that can be dangerous and cause injury and death. These can range from an automobile, medical items, toys, equipment and just about anything else. Knowing what to do after there has been a death is often the key to a successful legal filing.

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.

Families file wrongful death suits after warehouse fire

In December 2016, a fire at an Oakland warehouse made national news after 36 people were killed due to smoke inhalation. The victims were attending an unauthorized concert when a fire broke out. According to firefighters on the scene, the large crowd and narrow staircase made it difficult for concert-goers to exit the warehouse.

What can you recover in a wrongful death suit?

If you have lost a loved one due to someone else's negligence, you know how difficult it is to move forward after such a tragedy. If your family was dependent on the victim's income to survive, you may be struggling financially as well as emotionally. Filing a wrongful death suit against the person or persons responsible for your loved one's death may allow you to get some financial support while you grieve.

What are the elements of a wrongful death claim?

It is an unfortunate reality that dangerous accidents occur every day in America. Some accidents leave victims with minor harm, others with life-altering injuries. In the worst of cases, death can result. What recourse do Louisiana residents have when an accident is caused by the negligence of another party? Some people may know that a wrongful death lawsuit may be a possibility. But, what are the elements of a wrongful death claim?

Parents win wrongful death suit after loss of their children

Losing a child can be one of the most devastating things that can happen to a person. Losing two children is almost unimaginable. One Louisiana mother and father know exactly how that feels. Two years ago, their two young children were fishing with their father and two other adults at a popular fishing spot when an SUV ran off the road, slid down an embankment and hit them. While the three adults survived, the two children were pronounced dead at the scene.

How does a patient's privacy factor into wrongful death suits?

Any time you visit the doctor, you have a right to privacy when it comes to your medical treatment. The physician-patient privilege prevents a patient's private medical information from being disclosed without the patient's consent. That privilege does not dissolve when a patient dies. However, there are exceptions that may allow for medical records to be released.

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