National Safety Council Estimates 40,000 Roadway Deaths in 2016, Complacency is Killing Us.

The national Safety Council is a non-profit organization whose mission is to eliminate preventable deaths at work, in homes and communities through advocacy, education, research, and leadership just released its preliminary data for 2016.  It estimates that as many as 40,000 people died in motor vehicle accidents on US roadways last year.  Their findings suggest […]



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 […]



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 […]



Cold Stress and Frostbite are avoidable workplace hazards per OSHA

Cold Stress and Frostbite are workplace hazards that are avoidable according to OSHA.  While OSHA doesn’t have a specific set of guidelines or standards that covers working in cold environments, they do believe that the employers have a duty to protect their employees. Cold Stress and its effects are different depending on which region of […]



Coast Guard reports 4,158 Recreational boat accidents and 626 deaths for 2015

Sobering Recreational Boating Statistics The Coast Guard tally of 4,158 accidents in 2015 resulted in 626 deaths and 2,613 injuries.  This equated to approximately $42 million dollars in property damage.  For a every 100,000 registered recreational vessels there were 5.3 deaths, a 1.9% increase over the previous year’s fatality rate.   Drowning accounted for 76% of the […]



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