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Calculating damages in wrongful death

One of the key concepts in personal injury law is known as restitution. The goal of a personal injury lawsuit is to make someone whole again after they have suffered a loss. This is why part of a personal injury claim consists of calculating damages: The injured must show how much the injury has cost them, and if they are successful, the defendant must reimburse them for those costs, including both the purely economic costs, such as the victim's medical bills and lost wages, and noneconomic damages, such as the victim's pain and suffering.

Workers' compensation benefits for mental injury

Accidents can happen in all kinds of workplaces, and they can lead to all kinds of injuries. Many workers may not know that the Louisiana workers' compensation system can provide benefits for mental as well as physical injuries that happen in the course of the worker's employment.

Understanding the medical malpractice damages cap

It's no secret that medical care is getting more expensive all the time. When a patient is injured through negligent medical care, the cost of treating the new problem can be enormous. And yet, Louisiana law places a cap on the amount a plaintiff can recover in a medical malpractice lawsuit.

What are the four most common construction workplace injuries?

Driving through a construction zone during congested rush hour traffic can be frustrating to say the least. However, no one can deny that construction workers perform very necessary services in Louisiana. They repair our roads and other infrastructures, erect buildings and homes and remodel or refurbish existing buildings.

Who is eligible to file a wrongful death claim in Louisiana?

Summer fun at the beach on a road trip or at a party can soon turn to tragedy if an accident occurs. A slip-and-fall, a sporting accident, a car crash or any other negligent or intentional act that leads to a person's death can cause the victim's survivors to suffer unbearable losses.

With crashes, the stakes are higher when motorcycles are involved

With summer weather in full swing, you may have already taken the cover off your bike and began preparing it for travel on Louisiana roads. The feel of the breeze on your face and the excitement of hitting the open road on two wheels can be a freeing feeling, one that you may be eager to embrace.

Fourth of July weekend can be deadly for Louisiana motorists

On the Fourth of July, people attended parties, watched fireworks, went to parades and festivals and more. However, because so many people are traveling during this time of the year, the Fourth of July weekend sees a significant number of car accidents. According to data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the Independence Day weekend was the "deadliest for driving" across the U.S. in 2017, with 531 fatalities resulting from 486 motor vehicle accidents.

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