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Fatal accident after pickup's U-turn claims life of motorcyclist

Louisiana motorcyclists face consistent danger when out on the road. The risks are inherent due to the recklessness, negligence and behaviors of drivers of conventional vehicles. To make matters worse, motorcyclists are exceedingly vulnerable to injuries and wrongful death when they are in a crash. After a fatal accident, the family that is forced to cope with the unexpected and untimely loss of a loved one will want answers. A legal filing can help to get those answers and recover compensation for the fatality.

Vehicle hits trucker inspecting blowout, causing wrongful death

When there is an accident in Louisiana, there is never an excuse for fleeing the scene no matter the circumstances. With a crash, the decision to flee will make the situation exponentially worse. Law enforcement is vigilant about catching hit-and-run drivers and the family of the person who was hurt or died in these accidents must protect their interests with help from a lawyer when the fleeing driver is caught.

Louisiana refinery worker falls to death in fatal accident

For people who work in Louisiana, there is a likelihood that every family will have a relative who works in the oil and gas industry. That can include refinery work for people who are directly employed by a company or serve as contractors. While this is a solid industry to work in, there is an inherent danger of being in an accident on the job. This can result in injuries and fatalities. When there is the loss of a loved one in a fatal accident while working in a refinery, having legal assistance to consider the options is imperative.

Failure to yield leads to fatal accident with motorcycle

When motorcyclists and conventional vehicles share the road in Lake Charles and across Louisiana, the key to everyone staying safe is to adhere to the rules of the road and keep a close watch on surroundings. When there is a mistake or a violation on the part of the driver of a car or truck, a motorcyclist can pay the consequences and be injured or killed in a fatal accident. For those who have been injured in a motorcycle crash or who have lost a loved one, it is critical to remember the aftereffects of this type of incident and be protected from a legal standpoint.

Pastor hit by pickup while jogging killed in fatal accident

Many people in Louisiana choose to jog to keep in shape. When they are on the road, it is important that drivers keep a close eye on joggers to make certain that the runner is not injured or killed in an auto-pedestrian accident. Unfortunately, there are accidents in which a jogger is hit by a vehicle and injured. The vulnerability of joggers makes it likely there will be serious injuries and even fatalities. Those who have lost a loved one in a fatal accident with a motor vehicle must understand the necessary steps to file a lawsuit to attempt to be compensated.

Fatal accident statistics show increase in summer months

Being on the road in Louisiana always carries with it a certain amount of risk regardless of the time of year. However, there are certain times when it is statistically more dangerous than others. In what is known as the "100 deadliest days of summer" from Memorial Day to Labor Day, it is a time when people are more prone to being in a fatal accident. This is particularly true for teens. When there is an accident and a fatality, those who have suffered the loss of a loved one must be cognizant of the need for a full investigation to determine the cause and how to proceed with a legal filing to receive compensation.

Fatal accident at Louisiana plant caused by explosion

Many jobs in Louisiana can be considered dangerous. This might be because of the requirements in the job description that people place themselves in harm's way, it could be because they are working in a location where there is a chance of a fall or being hit by an object, or it might be from working with items that have a chance to explode. When there is a work accident, its severity can be so substantial that it results in a fatality. People who lose a loved one at work must be aware of their right to seek compensation in a wrongful death lawsuit.

Worker at Louisiana chicken plant dies in fatal accident

Workers in Louisiana can be injured or killed in many lines of work. Even those who are in jobs that are automatically labeled as "risky," such as law enforcement, first responders, construction workers and factory workers, will not expect it. Unfortunately, workplace accidents do occur and some are of sufficient severity that it is a fatal accident. For a variety of reasons, the family of the person who died must have a full investigation into the accident so that they can attempt to lay the foundation for a potential wrongful death legal filing.

Vehicle crossing into opposite lane leads to fatal accident

When out on the road in Louisiana, there is an expectation that other drivers will follow the law, operate their vehicles safely and take the necessary steps to avoid crashes with other drivers. Unfortunately, there are times when accidents will happen for a variety of reasons, including driving under the influence, operating the vehicle recklessly, driving while drowsy or simply because the driver makes a mistake. This can result in injuries and, in a worst-case scenario, wrongful death. People who have been hurt or suffered the loss of a loved one in a car accident may need legal help in considering a lawsuit.

Fatal accident kills oil and gas worker not far from Lake Charles

Since Louisiana has a shoreline on the Gulf of Mexico, a great number of state residents work in various industries on the Gulf. Oil and gas is a key industry in the state and neighboring states as well. Platforms are a necessary part of this endeavor and they need maintenance and workers stationed on them. These structures can have accidents for a variety of reasons and there can be injuries and death. People who have suffered the loss of a loved one in a work accident on an oil and gas platform should be aware of the process to have an investigation into the circumstances of the accident and seek advice on a potential wrongful death lawsuit.

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