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September 2014 Archives

Comparative negligence helps determine fault for a car accident

Car accidents are a common occurrence on Louisiana roads. A significant number of residents are injured every year as a result of car accidents. However, sometimes it may be a difficult task to figure out which party is legally at fault for the accident's occurrence. Therefore, an analysis of comparative negligence may be necessary to establish which party contributed significantly to the events which lead to the accident.

What benefits are available for offshore injuries in Louisiana?

The law relating to injuries sustained by Lake Charles, Louisiana, dock workers or those working offshore in the vast water boundaries of Louisiana is fairly just. It provides for compensation to workers who have suffered serious offshore injuries, to those who have suffered disabilities resulting from such serious injuries and also to the families of those killed by these accidents.

The basics of a medical malpractice claim

Medical malpractice can be defined as a form of professional negligence committed by a Louisiana healthcare professional that may result in the injury or death of an individual in his or her care. A recent statistical study found that every year as many as 400,000 patients die unnecessarily in hospitals alone. Given such an alarming figure, it may be necessary to have a better understanding of what might constitute medical malpractice.

Louisiana man struck and killed by dump truck

Reports of motor vehicle accidents are not uncommon in the news. Every year, thousands of fatalities and injuries can be directly attributed to auto accidents. Although Louisiana law enforcement authorities and highway patrol members make attempts to deploy road safety measures and reduce the number of such incidents, tragic incidents may still occur. A case of wrongful death was recently in the news and is an example of an automobile related fatality.

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