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Exploring the Rise of Distracted Driving Accidents and Legal Solutions

Rise of Distracted Driving Accidents

The Louisiana Highway Safety Commission reports that in 2021, there were 678 traffic fatalities and over 23,000 serious injuries due to a distracted driver. Distracted driving has become a significant problem on today’s roads, impacting the safety of drivers, passengers, and pedestrians. This issue involves any activity that diverts a driver’s attention away from the

Rollover Accidents: Causes, Injuries, and Legal Recourse

Rollover Accidents

Rollover accidents, where a vehicle flips onto its side or roof, often result from a combination of factors. Speed plays a significant role; vehicles moving at high speeds are more likely to roll over in a crash. Sharp turns, especially at high speeds, can also lead to these types of accidents. Additionally, vehicles like SUVs

Cruise Ship Accidents: Navigating the Legal Waters for Compensation

Cruise Ship Accidents

Embarking on a cruise ship often conjures images of relaxation, adventure, and luxury. However, accidents can happen even in such idyllic settings. In August this year, a P&O cruise liner sailing off the coast of the Spanish island Mallorca collided with a fuel tanker, causing minor injuries for some passengers onboard and requiring 300 guests

Construction Site Injuries: Understanding Your Rights as a Worker

Construction Site Injury

Earlier this year, a Louisiana man was tragically killed at a Chevron Phillips facility construction site in Orange, Texas. In the aftermath of a construction site injury, workers often find themselves overwhelmed and uncertain about their next steps. Fortunately, various legal protections exist to safeguard their well-being and financial stability. Federal and state laws, such

The Legal Impact of E-Scooter Accidents: Liability and Compensation

E-scooter Accidents

E-scooters have taken New Orleans by storm, offering a quick and convenient way to zip through traffic. Whether visiting the Big Easy or looking for something fun to do locally, there are at least six e-scooter rental companies in the city.  These compact vehicles are especially popular among young adults and professionals looking for an

Traumatic Brain Injuries: Long-Term Effects and Rehabilitation

Traumatic Brain Injuries

The Brain Injury Association of Louisiana is an organization supporting Louisianans living with brain and spinal cord injuries. One of the board members, Jamie Dupelchine, was injured in a car accident at the age of 15. Although her injuries were severe, Jamie was able to adapt to her new way of life and was even

Understanding Premises Liability in Elevator and Escalator Accidents

Elevator and Escalator Accidents

The tallest building in Louisiana – the Hancock Whitney Centre in downtown New Orleans – measures an impressive 697 feet and encompasses 51 floors. Elevators and escalators allow us to get around skyscrapers with ease, but also present a risk greater than a fear of heights. Elevator and escalator accidents occur more frequently than most

The Opioid Crisis and its Impact on Personal Injury Claims

Opioid Personal Injury

Opioid abuse is a significant problem in Louisiana. According to the Louisiana Department of Health, in the year 2014, Louisiana experienced 478 fatal drug overdoses due to opiod abuse,  translating to a rate of 17 deaths per 100,000 individuals. Other statistics about opioid use in Louisiana further illustrate the extent of the problem:  Louisiana ranked

Sports Injuries and Legal Liability: Who Can Be Held Responsible?

Sports Injuries

There are over 600 amateur sports clubs and leagues in Louisiana, with baseball and softball, football and soccer topping the list of most popular sports for Louisianans to play in their spare time. Although joining a local sports club can be great for physical fitness and making new friends, sports injuries can happen in a

Suing the Government for Personal Injury: Understanding Sovereign Immunity

Government Personal Injury

“Cancer Alley” is the unfortunate nickname given to the 85-mile corridor surrounding the Denka synthetic rubber plant in St. John the Baptist parish. The plant manufactures neoprene – the material in wetsuits – which results in the presence of toxic gasses released into the atmosphere. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, the risk of developing