A wrongful death claim for damages can come at a difficult time in the lives of surviving family members who have lost a loved one in a fatal accident. It can serve as a legal resource to help them recover compensation for some of the damages they have suffered, including financial and emotional damages.
Families of two workers who were killed in the tragic collapse of a hotel under construction in New Orleans have filed wrongful death lawsuits against the companies behind the construction project.
A man is dead after a car struck a bicyclist on a Calcasieu Parish road one recent night.
A Louisiana court recently ruled in favor of the family of a worker who was killed when a truck tire exploded while he was trying to inflate it. The court ordered Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. to pay the man's family and his employer a total of $7.2 million.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.