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October 2018 Archives

Car accident research shows risk of teens in vehicle

Teens are an unavoidable part of the landscape of Louisiana roads. Everyone who has a driver's license started somewhere and many were teens when they first got behind the wheel. It is understandable that they will be inexperienced and make mistakes. However, since they are driving and a vehicle can easily morph into a dangerous weapon, it is important to keep up to date on research into teen drivers and their risks on the road.

Construction workers suffer workplace injuries in home collapse

Workplace injuries can happen at any job in Louisiana, but it is undeniable that some jobs are riskier than others. One job that is dangerous due to its sheer nature is construction work. Whether it is a large commercial building, maintenance or a private reconstruction of a property, accidents are bound to happen. Since there are so many hazards on a construction project, it is important for those who are doing these jobs to take caution. When an accident does happen, the workers could be confronted with massive medical expenses, lost time on the job and even long-term damage and death. Having legal assistance is crucial to ensure they get the workers' compensation benefits they are entitled.

Pedestrian-auto accident stats improve, but are still a problem

The vulnerability of pedestrians in Louisiana is well-known. Given the nature of driving today, it has never been riskier to be a pedestrian. Statistically, even moderate improvement in safety does not necessarily mean that pedestrians are safe.

Prisoner dies in fatal accident while on work release duty

In Louisiana, it is an unfortunately common occurrence for people to be injured on the job. The type of jobs in which people suffer injuries can vary, and even jobs that are not considered very dangerous can have accidents with injuries and fatalities. Some jobs are known for the risk the workers face when they do them. That includes law enforcement, emergency responders and construction workers. When there is a work accident and a loved one has suffered wrongful death in the incident, the family must ensure they are fully protected by discussing a legal filing with a qualified attorney.

Vehicle headlights cited as cause in pedestrian-car accidents

Pedestrians in Louisiana and across the nation are at risk of serious injuries and death if they are hit by a motor vehicle. Legislators and law enforcement are taking steps to try and reduce the number as the issue has grown worse in recent years. While this is laudable, those who have been involved in an accident as a pedestrian must remember their rights to seek compensation in a legal filing. Part of that is understanding the statistics for pedestrian accidents and the reasons why they happen.

Rider hospitalized after hit-and-run bicycle-auto accident

Bicycle accidents have been a frequent topic of discussion in Louisiana for the simple reason that there are a significant number of them on the state roadways. While it might seem repetitive to discuss them, the only way to reduce them is to understand why they happen and hope that drivers have greater vigilance when behind the wheel and sharing the road with a rider. Another factor in these accidents is that many drivers will decide to flee the scene. When there is a hit-and-run, it is even more imperative that the victim and the victim's family seek legal help immediately.

Did your care in a hospital include a serious reportable event?

Do you, like everybody else in Louisiana, rely on your doctor to provide quality care to improve rather than compromise your health? You might not have realized that considerable harm can come from unsafe hospital environments -- until it happened to you. It is difficult to understand how some mistakes or adverse events in medical facilities can happen. Medical errors and misdiagnosis kill tens of thousands of Americans each year, and many more suffer life-changing consequences of medical negligence.

Fatal accident statistics show Louisiana bicyclists at high risk

Louisianans who get around via bicycle are saving money, helping the environment and keeping themselves in shape. It can be hard to envision how there can be negatives associated with the activity and its accompanying benefits, but people who head out on a bicycle in the state should be aware of the dangers. According to a recent analysis, Louisiana is second in the U.S. for fatal bicycle accidents.

Car accident victim injured when crane crushes SUV

Roadway construction is a fundamental reality of life in Louisiana and across the nation. Since so many people travel the nation's roads, it is important for there to be maintenance and improvement as necessary. It might seem to be an inconvenience when there is slowed traffic because of roadwork, but it is preferable to the alternative of the roads being dangerous for lack of upkeep. While there are dangers when encountering construction work on the road, one thing that drivers will rarely expect is for a piece of construction equipment to crash into their vehicle causing injuries and death. Unfortunately, these incidents happen.

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