Factors involved in determining negligence

Accidents that are caused by the negligence of others can leave victims and their families with significant financial burdens that will need to be dealt with during or soon after their recovery. Though accident victims may be able to recover compensation with a personal injury claim, it will first be necessary to demonstrate in court […]

Three dead, two injured in Louisiana gas plant blast

Louisiana authorities confirmed that three workers were killed and two others suffered serious injuries in the recent explosion that took place at a natural gas facility near Houma, an article of ABC News reported on October 8. The blast and fire took place at around 11:00 a.m. inside the facility of Transcontinental Gas Pipeline while […]

How long will I have to file my personal injury claim?

In Louisiana, you will only have a single year to file a personal injury claim after you become aware of the injury. This last point is important; the statute of limitations, that single year window of opportunity, only takes effect once you become aware that you have sustained an injury at all. This distinction may […]

Bicyclist hurt in Baton Rouge hit-and-run accident

A teenager riding a bicycle in Baton Rouge recently suffered injuries after he was struck by a vehicle while on his way to school late last month. Information coming from Baton Rouge police revealed that a male bicyclist, identified as a 16-year-old student, was hit by a vehicle on southbound Glenmore Avenue. The boy, whose […]

What should I do after being attacked by a dog?

In Louisiana, dog owners who have a reason to suspect their animal may be dangerous have a responsibility to ensure the safety of individuals who come near their animal. This means the owner of a dog that attacks you may be held financially liable for any injuries caused by the attack. If you are attacked by […]

Concealed debris and alcohol consumption contribute to boat accidents

The Louisiana Department Wildlife and Fisheries stated that boating accidents are primarily caused by alcohol consumption and concealed debris in the water, KATC reported on July 9. LDWF official Jason Sanchez reportedly revealed the two main causes of boating accidents in the state. National statistics revealed that 22 incidents of boating accidents were caused by crashing into unseen […]

Boating accidents in Louisiana have already claimed 9 lives this year

At least nine boat-related deaths were recorded in Louisiana this year, an article by The Shreveport Times reported on May 23. Reports stated that Louisiana had an increase in terms of deadly boating accidents in 2014. Furthermore, the nine more recent deaths are considered to be surprisingly early, as they occurred before the height of […]

Can I represent my own personal injury claim?

Though you can represent yourself as you pursue your accident claim, there is a good chance that you will be at a distinct disadvantage if you choose to do so.  Aside from the fact that the defending party will likely have very capable legal representation, you will need to navigate the finer points of the […]

Statutes of limitation for personal injury claims

Accident victims typically have only a single year to file a personal injury claim before they will become ineligible to do so, although this may vary depending on the specific offense. This period of time—otherwise known as a statute of limitation—begins the moment you learn that you have been harmed, or at least from the […]

Trek recalls 998K bikes for defective lever

At least 998,000 bicycles in the U.S. and Canada have been recalled due to a faulty front quick-release lever that may cause the bike to crash, an article by Tech Times stated on April 22. Reports said Trek Bicycle Corporation issued the recall after receiving three injury complaints, including one victim who was permanently paralyzed. The recall affects Trek […]