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April 2018 Archives

Pedestrian killed in hit-and-run car accident in Louisiana

The roads of Louisiana can be dangerous for pedestrians. With the number of drivers who are distracted, reckless, speeding and negligent, pedestrians are more vulnerable than ever. When there are car accidents involving pedestrians, drivers are expected to stop and make sure the pedestrians are safe. If there are injuries, the driver must call for emergency services. Unfortunately, some drivers will flee the scene after a pedestrian accident. This worsens the issues that a person who was hit by a car will face. After a hit-and-run accident, the victim who was injured or the family of a person who was killed should know they may have the right to seek compensation in a lawsuit.

Can I file a complaint about the workers' compensation judge?

When a worker in Louisiana suffers workplace injuries or has a health condition caused by employment, it is expected that workers' compensation benefits will be available for lost wages and medical coverage. However, there are sometimes issues with the workers' compensation claim. One issue that can leave a worker wondering what to do next is if there is a problem with the workers' compensation judge. The worker must understand that there are options to complain about any misconduct or disability on the part of the judge.

Is your job on a list for most dangerous in the nation?

When you go to work every day, you may expect whatever day it is to be much the same as the previous workday. While your individual projects and assignments may vary, the type of work you do remains the same, and depending on where you work, your risk for injury may be very low or high.  

New study shows distracted driver numbers were underestimated

For Louisiana residents who are worried about their safety when they are heading out on the road, distracted driving is a common fear they must think about, take steps to avoid and hope that it does not affect them. Studies are common to determine the scope of the danger. A new one from Zendrive will do little to assuage their fears. Drivers who are in a crash and either know or suspect it was due to a distracted driver should take note of the prevalence of the behavior, as it can be important when considering a legal filing to attempt to be compensated.

Auto accident in supermarket parking lot injures pedestrian

Drivers and pedestrians in Lake Charles and throughout Louisiana must keep a close eye on each other to avoid accidents that can cause injuries and fatalities. This is especially true in areas where there are no traffic lights and stop signs and drivers are required to make decisions based on judgment, such as in parking lots. It is easy to lose sight of pedestrians or fail to see them at all. When a pedestrian is hit, it can lead to broken bones, cuts and head injuries. After these types of car accidents, it is important to understand how a lawsuit might help recover in the aftermath.

What should you know about workers' compensation rehabilitation?

When a worker in Louisiana suffers workplace injuries, workers' compensation is a key factor in helping them as they receive treatment, get a percentage of their wages and try to recover and get back to work. For many workers, however, getting back to the same job they did before is not feasible based on their injuries. For those who can do a certain type of work, the injured worker will receive education and/or training to be able to get back to work. Understanding the important points about this process is essential to the injured worker.

Goodyear tires on motorhomes might be linked to car accidents

There are so many different dangers on the roads in Louisiana that one of the last things that people will expect to be a problem is the tires on their own vehicles. Unfortunately, among the litany of issues that can lead to a car crash with injuries and fatalities, is the possibility that there was a defect with the tires. When this happens, it is important that there be a full investigation, a crash reconstruction and the proper steps taken to determine how and why it happened to ensure that it does not place anyone else in jeopardy. But, in some cases, the company does not adhere to this basic principle. Such is believed to have been the case with Goodyear tires for motorhomes.

New AAA survey shows prevalence of distracted driver incidents

It is not difficult to look at a vehicle and find a driver who is texting and driving, using social media or looking down at a device. Research examines this phenomenon and uses the results of studies to try to find methods to reduce the number of people who are behaving as a distracted driver. This information can also be useful for those who were injured or who have lost a loved one in an auto accident, as evidence of distracted driving can help with a legal filing for compensation.

Motorcycle-auto accident sends off-duty deputy to hospital

Accidents are common on the roads in Lake Charles and they can happen to anyone. Even law enforcement officers are not immune to being in a crash when they are on or off-duty. Some off-duty officers enjoy riding motorcycles in their spare time. Part of their job will inevitably be dealing with these accidents, so they are aware of the risks and what can happen to riders. Since a motorcycle-auto accident can result in injuries and death, those who have been affected by a crash should be aware of the litany of issues that will inevitably arise after it has happened. A legal filing can be beneficial to cover for the aftermath of car accidents.

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