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July 2018 Archives

Vehicle hits trucker inspecting blowout, causing wrongful death

When there is an accident in Louisiana, there is never an excuse for fleeing the scene no matter the circumstances. With a crash, the decision to flee will make the situation exponentially worse. Law enforcement is vigilant about catching hit-and-run drivers and the family of the person who was hurt or died in these accidents must protect their interests with help from a lawyer when the fleeing driver is caught.

Men suffer workplace injuries after falling while removing sign

There are certain jobs in a municipality that must be done so it can be run efficiently and safely. Louisiana is no exception. Many of these jobs, however, place workers in danger. This could be a job that requires the worker to be stationed high above ground, near electrified cables and using heavy equipment. When there is an accident, there is a chance for serious workplace injuries and death.

Medical malpractice incidents linked to burnout in doctors

When those in Louisiana visit a medical professional for treatment, they believe they will receive the correct diagnosis, be given the proper medication, and be treated well so they can get better. However, reality says that medical mistakes will happen. Mistakes can lead to a worsened condition, serious injury, long-term damage and even death. Those involved in an accident will often question how and why it happened. One new study shows that doctors in America might be making errors due to burnout.

Study shows frequency of parents engaging in distracted driving

If it seems as if texting and driving and other distracted driver behaviors are mentioned frequently when referring to auto accidents in Louisiana and across the nation, it is not a mistake nor is it an unnatural focus on these crashes. It is a major problem that is growing to epic proportions and causing serious injuries and fatalities. Research is examining this issue and it consistently brings up surprising and worrisome information with distracted drivers.

Legal assistance is needed for head-on and rear-end car accidents

For Louisianans who are in a car accident, some accidents place them in greater danger of being injured or killed than others. For example, when the driver is in a head-on crash or is rear-ended, they are naturally vulnerable and can suffer worse injuries than in other types of crashes. When there is an auto accident of this category, the victims and their families must think about the future and consider their right to seek compensation in a legal filing.

Vocational rehabilitation after a job injury

One of the goals of workers' compensation insurance is to get you well and back to work as quickly as possible. You probably want this, too. However, if you have been seriously injured on the job, you may have questions about your ability to do the work you once did.

Louisiana refinery worker falls to death in fatal accident

For people who work in Louisiana, there is a likelihood that every family will have a relative who works in the oil and gas industry. That can include refinery work for people who are directly employed by a company or serve as contractors. While this is a solid industry to work in, there is an inherent danger of being in an accident on the job. This can result in injuries and fatalities. When there is the loss of a loved one in a fatal accident while working in a refinery, having legal assistance to consider the options is imperative.

Recent campaign shows danger of a boating accident

The warmer months throughout Louisiana and especially in Lake Charles means there will be many people who take to the water to enjoy time on boats. While this is an enjoyable activity, there are inherent dangers with it. These go beyond a person who might have fallen off a boat or become injured in an incident that was not linked to the behavior of others. Drunk boaters are such a continuing issue that an attempt to bring attention to the dangers of a boating accident resulted in "Operation Dry Water". Despite this focus, people will inevitably be involved in a boat collision with injuries and fatalities. Those who were hurt must be aware of their right to seek compensation in a legal filing.

Infotainment systems worsening the distracted driver problem

While there are many dangers on the road in Louisiana and having the misfortune of encountering a distracted driver is one of the most prominent issues leading to an auto accident and is so frequently discussed, it is still automatically assumed that the main distraction is a phone. While this is a reason for many accidents, a recent study from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety indicates that new features like infotainment systems are also serving as a distraction for drivers. This must be factored in when there is a crash reconstruction, distracted driving is believed to be a cause and the phone was not in use.

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