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Fatal accident on helicopter kills 2 contractors in Louisiana

Accidents can occur in any circumstance in Louisiana and lead to a fatality. People who are simply minding their own business driving, riding a bicycle or walking can be in a crash and killed. A medical error can result in a person's untimely death. Or accidents can happen at work. Regardless of how the fatal accident came about, there are fundamental issues that will inevitably arise. People will need to understand how a fatal accident can affect them and consider a wrongful death legal filing.

Number killed in a fatal accident in traffic rose in 2016

Louisianans should not only be aware of the dangers on the road, but also the statistics of how and why people are injured and killed in an accident on the road. Researchers examine the numbers of people who are in a fatal accident on the road to determine the cause and formulate strategies to decrease them. The numbers for 2016 have been analyzed, and it was found that there was a rise in deaths.

Pulmonary embolism can be fatal if it is misdiagnosed

Louisianans who make sure they are on top of their health will understand that there are issues that only a doctor and various testing procedures can catch. If, for example, a person goes to a doctor with pain in a certain area of the body that is not excruciating, he or she might be under the impression that it is not serious. However, when a doctor conducts an examination and does the necessary tests, it is possible that something serious will be found. It can then be treated before it causes injury or even death. But there are times when a doctor will commit a misdiagnosis of a fatal condition. This can happen in medical situations such as a pulmonary embolism. When there is a mistake that led to a death due to a pulmonary embolism, the family left behind should know what to do in the aftermath.

Fatal accident claims the life of Louisiana bicyclist

People who are on the Louisiana roads must always be cautious whether they are driving, walking, riding a bicycle or doing anything else. An accident can happen in an instant and lead to significant injuries and death. Those who are not in a vehicle and are hit by one are particularly vulnerable to injuries and fatalities. People who suffer the loss of a loved one in an accident should know how to move forward with a wrongful death lawsuit to pursue compensation.

Older workers more vulnerable to a fatal accident on the job

Workplace accidents can happen for a variety of reasons. They occur in many different jobs whether the work is fundamentally risky or considered generally safe. People in Louisiana can suffer injuries and fatalities in an unexpected accident regardless of what kind of work they do. Research and statistics are regularly compiled to determine how and why these accidents happen and to whom they occur. This is also beneficial to a family that has suffered the loss of a loved one at work and is considering a legal filing for compensation. One study has shown that older people are suffering a fatal accident on the job more than other workers. This is while the number of fatalities in the workplace is on the decline.

Fatal accident involving truck kills 1

It is a reality of Louisiana driver's life that they share the roadways with 18-wheelers. Essential to the economy to transport people and goods, they can be seen hurrying down the highways. Though federal and state laws regulate much of the trucking industry, including the weight of the items to be transported and the hours a truck driver can drive and rest, truck drivers are under constant pressure to drive faster and longer. This can often lead to fatal accidents.

Possible medical mistakes cause wrongful death of new mother

The birth of a child is the culmination of not only the past nine or so months of the parents' lives, but also of their loved ones. They await and pray for the healthy birth of the new born and when it happens, the whole family rejoices. But if the medical staff commits a medical mistake that puts the newborn and mother at risk, confusion and tragedy can often be the result.

Elements involved in wrongful death cases

Losing a loved one is one of the most traumatic experiences a person in Louisiana can go through. There are many emotions that can result when such tragedies occur. Of course, a deep sense of sadness is often prevalent. But in cases where there was another party involved, and that party acted in a way that directly contributed to the cause of a loved one's death, it is understandable to feel anger as well. If it was someone else's negligence that lead to their loved one's death, the victim's survivors may decide to file a wrongful death lawsuit.

A lawyer can help file a wrongful death product liability case

When Louisianans place their lives and the lives of their loved ones in the hands of others by using a product, they are not expecting that product to have flaws that make it dangerous. However, it is a reality that there are sometimes products made that can be dangerous and cause injury and death. These can range from an automobile, medical items, toys, equipment and just about anything else. Knowing what to do after there has been a death is often the key to a successful legal filing.

Louisiana store facing lawsuit after deadly slip-and-fall

Store owners have a responsibility to keep customers safe from dangerous conditions. Failure to fix dangerous conditions may cause serious injuries or death. Property owners who fail to make sure their property is reasonably safe for customers may be held liable for any injuries that occur on the property.

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