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Man killed in truck accident

Negligence is the key legal concept behind most personal injury and wrongful death cases. For instance, in a car accident case, a driver who causes an accident through negligence can be held liable for the damages he or she caused. It's important to note that in some cases, more than one party may have contributed to the accident. It's possible to hold more than one party liable.

Drunk driver arrested for vehicular homicide in Ascension Parish

Driving securely should always be our topmost concern. When we drive a motor vehicle, be it single or with a commuter, it's important we understand the essentials of safe driving and follow them dutifully each and every time we are on the road. Wearing a seat belt, avoiding driving after drinking or if feeling drowsy and being careful while changing lanes can be some of the best practices to follow.

LA man arrested on vehicular homicide, DWI and other charges

Driving after drinking or taking drugs is extremely hazardous and often lethal. Intoxication can slow the function of the brain, weaken visual aptitude, and cause one to lose sense of space and time. It impairs fine motor skills and reduces reaction times of a person. Yet it still continues to take place across the country and Louisiana is no exception to it.

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.

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.

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