GM is Recalls Certain ’16-’17 Chevy Cruze Vehicles Known Seat Back Frame Issues

GM is recalling certain model year 2016 and 2017 Chevrolet Cruize vehicles, a bracket used in the driver and front passenger seat-back recliner mechanism could have been incorrectly welded to the seat-back frame.  If involved in a car wreck, the head-restraints may not properly function and could fail to comply with the Federal Motor Vehicle […]



Continental Tires recalling certain 2015 light weight truck tires.

Continental Tire the Americas, LLC (“CTA”) is conducting a voluntary safety recall program involving approximately 325 light truck tires in the U.S. The recall began on February 3, 2017. The tires may experience localized tread wear, excessive vibration, noise and bulging in the tread area. With continued use, the tire could experience a tread separation, […]



Mardi Gras, Louisiana’s Deadliest Holiday

Mardi Gras is a highlight of the year in Louisiana and many think of New Orleans when they think of Mardi Gras but our little Lake Charles holds the 2nd largest celebration in the state. Unfortunately, it is also a very dangerous time of the year for pedestrians and drives alike.  This celebration is the […]



Construction Accidents: Why You Should Consider Hiring an Attorney

Construction sites are notoriously hazardous, but when you add in pressure to perform under tight schedules on an already fatigued crew, the mental and physical strain can result in avoidable accidents.  Heavy equipment, scaffolding , electricity, construction material trip hazards are but a few of the looming dangers.  Worker fatigue has been known to escalate […]



Digital Forensics Company Creates the “Textalyzer” for Law Enforcement.

It’s common knowledge that distracted driving is more than just a problem, but if people knew the extent and damage caused they would be shocked.  The question now becomes, are we getting to heart of the issue? Well, a leading phone and digital forensic and hardware company called Cellebrite is championing the cause with the […]



Massive turnover plagues the trucking industry, leading to inexperienced drivers on the road.

Labor shortages have plagued the trucking industry since the 1980s as the US began its deregulation and the number of new trucking companies increased.  The problem, according to many critics, is that companies are carrying near record freight loads resulting from a flourishing economy, increased online shopping and lowest fuel prices in a decade.   Trucking […]



Louisiana insurance rates near highest in the country, but do you know why?

Most of us know that Louisiana has some of the highest insurance rates in the country, but do you know why? One culprit is the relatively low minimum requirements of $15,000 per person ($30,000 per auto accident) for bodily injury liability insurance, even though this doesn’t keep the price of a car insurance policy down, it […]



Car Wrecks and Whiplash

What causes chronic neck pain? According to the North American Spine Society, while it’s not usually possible to know the exact cause of neck pain in the days or weeks following a car wreck, what doctors do know is that the muscles and ligaments get strained and are probably inflamed, but they usually heal within […]



Volkswagen Recalls 136,000 Jetta’s to test for ABS failure.

Volkswagen Jetta sedans equipped with a five-speed automatic transmission are being recalled to test the antilock brake system;  Approximately 136,000 model-year 2009-10 Jetta SportWagen wagons, Eos convertibles, GTI and Rabbit hatchbacks, and Audi A3 cars; and model-year 2010 Volkswagen Golf hatchbacks equipped with a six-speed automatic transmission. The Problem: The antilock brake system control unit may […]



Slip, Trip and Fall Accidents hurt more than just your pride.

In 2015 there were 800 fatalities that resulted from slip, trip and fall accidents at work.  According to OSHA, slips, trips, and falls (STF’s) account for the majority of general industry accidents. They cause 15% of all accidental deaths, and are second only to motor vehicles as accidental cause of death.  In addition, 35% of all […]



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