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December 2017 Archives

Fatal accident statistics show scary increase

The Bureau of Labor Statistics provides an annual census for fatal injuries that yield significant information about these accidents, in which jobs they are most prevalent, and about trends that should be watched. For people who are considering a legal filing for compensation after the loss of a loved one in a work-related accident, these statistics are also crucial.

Louisianan died in fatal accident due to Takata airbag defect

Louisianans have the right to expect that when they get into a vehicle, the only dangers they will face are accidents and incidents with other vehicles. However, it has become all-too common for automobile design defects to pose as great or a greater risk to cause injury and wrongful death. In some cases, it takes time for the victims who have suffered injury or loss of a loved one to receive information that the issue was due to a malfunction or an automobile design defect. From the time the incident happened, it is imperative that those who were affected understand that it might have been due to a mistake on the part of the manufacturer and the company and take necessary steps to consider a legal filing.

Car accidents could have been caused by popular game app

Distracted driving is a known problem in Louisiana and across the country. While most associate being distracted in today's world with people using their cellphones for a variety of purposes, one issue that is being considered as problematic for drivers to keep their eyes on the road is playing games. One that received significant attention was Pokemon Go. A new study has shown that this game might have been a significant factor in numerous car crashes.

Driver loses control and hits bicyclist in car crash

Many Louisianans prefer to get exercise when they go from one place to another. They will leave the car at home and use a bicycle. While this is beneficial for the person's health, can save money and is good for the environment, there is no doubt that regardless of the safety precautions that bicyclists take, they are notoriously vulnerable to injury and death in car accidents. When there is a car crash with a bicycle, and the bicyclist is injured or killed, the bicyclist and his or her family must be cognizant of what they will face in the aftermath and consider a legal filing to be compensated.

Misdiagnosis often warrants a medical malpractice lawsuit

Louisianans who are seeking treatment for an illness or injury are functioning under the expectation that the medical professionals in whom they are trusting their lives will be accurate in their diagnosis. Despite all the news stories of medical mistakes leading to a worsened condition in patients and even death, there remains a fundamental trust in doctors and medical staff to be right in their assessments. Unfortunately, mistakes will continue to happen and people suffer because of it. Those who have been harmed or lost a loved one because of a medical mistake must be aware of their right to seek compensation in a legal filing.

Fatal accident claims life of oil worker near Louisiana

A seemingly endless number of companies are working in or around Louisiana on oil rigs. This creates a significant number of jobs, but also heightens the risk that there will be accidents. With the drilling, maintaining equipment and doing other tasks that are necessary for a rig operating smoothly, people need to be vigilant. Unfortunately, some of these incidents result in injuries or a wrongful death. If a family that has suffered the loss of a loved one in a fatal accident at work they may want to speak to an attorney about whether or not to pursue a legal filing.

Was the motorist who hit you cognitively or manually distracted?

When you wake up in the morning to get ready for work, do you ever dread the highly congested traffic situations you know you will likely experience on the way to your job? If so, you are definitely not the only Louisiana commuter who thinks such things. In addition to not looking forward to bumper-to-bumper traffic, you may also worry whether any of the motorists you'll encounter will be distracted behind their wheels. As they rush to get to work on time, many drivers make dangerous choices.

Dealing with a workers' compensation vocational rehab dispute

Louisiana workers who suffer workplace injuries or conditions due to their employment will often not have severe enough issues that they can never work again. However, they might not be able to get back to the same work they did before. This is when vocational rehabilitation is necessary. There are certain laws for counseling with vocational rehabilitation and this should be understood as the worker takes part in the available programs.

Fatal accident kills man when towed boat comes loose from vehicle

A fatal accident in Louisiana can happen in numerous ways, and some of them are unusual. People can suffer a fatal accident when driving, while at work, when simply crossing the street or even in their own homes. No matter the cause, the loss of a loved one will inevitably result in emotional and personal upheaval. A key to pursuing compensation after a fatal accident is the investigation into the circumstances. Having legal assistance in a wrongful death case is crucial.

Fatal accident statistics show rise in most transport categories

While all roads in Louisiana - local and highway - can be dangerous, it is a statistical reality that those on highways are at higher risk to being in a fatal accident. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is in the process of formulating strategies for the next five years and seeks to make safety on highways a top priority. The statistics state that highway fatalities far surpass all other areas including pipelines, marine accidents, aviation accidents, and railroad accidents.

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