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February 2013 Archives

Fatal teen car accidents increased in first half of 2012

Teens are a closely watched group of drivers. Many times teens that are just starting to drive get behind the wheel with their friends, cell phones and a large boost of confidence in their increased responsibilities. These three things can be a deadly combination. Teens often overestimate their ability to handle fast speeds and multitask behind the wheel. To combat this, many states have adopted a form of the graduated driver license. This added restrictions for new drivers and may have helped produce eight straight years of declines in the number of teen driving deaths up until 2011.

Two wrongfully killed in suspected Louisiana drunk driving accident

A woman from a neighboring state has been arrested will likely face multiple charges after her car slammed into the back of a vehicle stopped on the shoulder of the highway earlier this month. The woman is believed to have been intoxicated at the time of the accident that killed two people. The Louisiana State Police said the woman rear-ended the parked car, and both of the cars immediately cause fire.

Doctors may be distracted by increased regulations

When a doctor steps into an exam room, they try their best to focus on the patient's needs. They ask questions about the patient's medical history, diagnose conditions and prescribe and explain medications. These are all important in making sure the patient receives the best quality care. On top of these important responsibilities, some doctors, especially at smaller clinics might have patient privacy regulations in the back of their mind.

Louisiana seaman files suit under Jones Act in federal court

A man injured on a vessel last year has filed a lawsuit against Big R Towing Inc., where he was previously employed. The man slipped and fell on the vessel's wooden floor during operations. He reportedly suffered a disabling injury and has now filed the suit under the Jones Act in a federal court in Louisiana. The man is seeking an unknown amount of compensation for loss of earning potential and physical and mental pain, among other things.

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