People who are on the Louisiana roads must always be cautious whether they are driving, walking, riding a bicycle or doing anything else. An accident can happen in an instant and lead to significant injuries and death. Those who are not in a vehicle and are hit by one are particularly vulnerable to injuries and fatalities. People who suffer the loss of a loved one in an accident should know how to move forward with a wrongful death lawsuit to pursue compensation.
Workplace accidents can happen for a variety of reasons. They occur in many different jobs whether the work is fundamentally risky or considered generally safe. People in Louisiana can suffer injuries and fatalities in an unexpected accident regardless of what kind of work they do. Research and statistics are regularly compiled to determine how and why these accidents happen and to whom they occur. This is also beneficial to a family that has suffered the loss of a loved one at work and is considering a legal filing for compensation. One study has shown that older people are suffering a fatal accident on the job more than other workers. This is while the number of fatalities in the workplace is on the decline.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?