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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.

Wrongful death in a nursing home requires legal help

One of the more difficult decisions a Louisiana family must make centers around when to put a loved one in a nursing home. If the person has reached an age at which he or she needs supervision, medical care, or are suffering from an issue that requires monitoring but not hospitalization, then placing them in a nursing home is a wise step for everyone's benefit.

Fatal accident kills road worker attaching traffic control sign

Accidents can occur with any kind of job, but those in construction, law enforcement, emergency response and others who are in physically treacherous types of employment are more vulnerable. Still, if there is a fatal accident, it is important that the family think about their needs and consider a wrongful death legal filing.

Fatal accident kills teen girl, driver flees scene but is caught

In Louisiana, drivers who fail to adhere to the traffic laws can cause accidents which result in injuries and death. For example, running a red light puts everyone in danger because there is a natural expectation and requirement that drivers follow the law and stop at a red signal. People could be simply minding their own business and driving through a green light when they are suddenly involved in a catastrophic auto accident. To make matters worse, drivers who have caused a crash due to an illegal activity might compound it by fleeing the scene.

Passenger dies in double DUI accident in Louisiana

Increasing attention is being paid to dangers on the road in Lake Charles and throughout Louisiana. Currently, some of the most glaring dangers involve distracted drivers, drowsy drivers and other behavioral issues that cause auto accidents with injuries and fatalities. It might not get the same amount of attention as it once did, but drivers who are under the influence remains one of the common causes for a fatal accident. In some of the cases when there is a crash, both drivers were under the influence and the injured person or a person who died was a passenger in a vehicle. This can be the foundation for a lawsuit for compensation.

Fatal accident occurs because trucker allegedly dropped cellphone

The combination of large trucks and distracted driving is a worrisome danger in Louisiana and across the entire nation. While the general belief is that a trucker might speed, act negligently, or drive drowsy or distracted is understandable. After all, auto accidents can happen in a variety of ways. Sadly, these acts often cause serious injuries and death. Regardless of the way the accident came about, one thing is certain: a family will face a litany of issues after the unexpected loss of a loved one. To determine how to move forward and whether a lawsuit for compensation is the wisest step, calling for legal advice may prove beneficial.

Fatal accident believed to have been due to speeding driver

Drivers in Lake Charles and across Louisiana are putting their trust in other motorists when they are on the road. Therefore, safety is only ensured when everyone adheres to the posted speed limit, refrains from driving under the influence, keep both eyes and hands on the road avoiding distractions, and not behaving recklessly. Unfortunately, not all drivers follow these basic rules and accidents happen because of it. Many times, the accident does not injure or kill the driver who was exhibiting these dangerous behaviors, but leads to a wrongful death incident with innocent individuals, as illustrated by a recent crash.

Nurse's medical mistake leads to patient death

One of the biggest responsibilities Louisiana medical professionals have is to dispense medication. In a hospital, where there is a litany of medications that are designed to treat a variety of ailments, it is not unusual for there to be a mistake when these are given. Some of these mistakes are especially dangerous and can cause a patient to suffer permanent damage and even die.

Motorcycle rider dies in accident, vehicle driver arrested

Motorcyclists in Louisiana are known to be vulnerable to injuries and death when involved in a crash. If drivers of conventional vehicles lack the vigilance and care needed to ensure that riders are safe when they share the road, it is unavoidable that these accidents will occur. To compound these incidents, the driver of a passenger vehicle who has just been in a crash with a motorcyclist will often try to flee the scene and avoid responsibility. People who have been hurt or lost a loved one in a motorcycle accident must put aside their grief and anger and think logically about the future by pursuing a legal claim in hopes of recovering compensation. This very well may be the situation for one motorcycle accident victim and the family of a man who was killed in that wreck.

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