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Keeping Louisiana Safe: A Look At Alcohol-Impaired Driving

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Did you know that almost one in three traffic deaths in the United States involves a driver with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.08% or higher? More than 10,000 Americans die each year due to alcohol-impaired traffic incidents. Recent research coming from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) suggests that 25% of… Read More »

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Unintentional Injury: Ranked #4 In Leading Cause Of Death Across Lifespan

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Whether intentional or unintentional, injuries and resulting fatalities affect everyone regardless of race, gender, age, or socioeconomic status. Examining leading causes of death, you might assume that unintentional injury may be statistically significant but certainly not in the top five causes of death in the United States. However, that conclusion would be incorrect. Across… Read More »

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Seeking Compensation For Wrongful Death In Louisiana

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Statistics from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) show ‘accidental’ or ‘unintentional’ death as the number 4 most common type of fatality in 2021. While not every accidental death can be considered ‘wrongful,’ many of these fatalities happen because of another person’s negligent or reckless behavior. If you have lost a loved one in… Read More »

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Aviation Accidents In Louisiana

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Airplane crashes are far less common than those which involve automobiles or boats, but when they happen, they can lead to catastrophic injuries and fatalities. Data from the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) shows 568 accident reports filed in the first half of 2022, with 103 of them registering at least one fatal injury… Read More »

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Recovering For Oil & Gas Industry Injuries In Louisiana

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The U.S. Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) routinely names the oil and gas industry as one of the most dangerous in the country, with all too many ways for workers to be injured or killed. Louisiana is one of the states where the industry has the largest footprints, with a significant number of… Read More »

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Have You Been In A Louisiana Motorcycle Crash?

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Summertime brings many Louisiana residents out to enjoy the weather, and a common way for many to do so is on motorcycles. While Louisiana does not have as many registered motorcycles as some other states, collisions still happen with relative regularity in our state. In addition, collisions involving motorcycles cause a disproportionate amount of… Read More »

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Recovering For Traumatic Brain Injuries In Louisiana

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Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) are serious, even life-changing. They can affect a person’s life physically, emotionally, and financially. Matters can feel even worse if you have suffered a TBI due to the negligent actions of another person. That said, it can be difficult to decide whether to file suit against the person who allegedly… Read More »

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Vicarious Liability In Louisiana Vehicle Crashes

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Collisions between vehicles happen every day on Louisiana roads, and the damage to a person and their vehicle can be substantial. If an injured person believes that their injuries were caused by the negligence of another, they have the right to seek money damages from that person for the harm they have suffered. In… Read More »

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Can I Recover Damages From An Uninsured Driver?

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No one ever wants to be involved in a car crash, but if you are struck by a driver you believe was negligent, you have the right to file suit against them and try to establish that their negligence led directly to your injuries. However, data from the Insurance Research Council estimates that up… Read More »

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Have You Been In A Pedestrian Accident On Louisiana Roads?

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Whether walking, riding a bicycle, using a skateboard, scooter, or rollerskates, there are certain laws that pedestrians must obey – but vehicle drivers are also required to exercise appropriate care toward pedestrians. If you have been involved in a collision with an automobile as a pedestrian, and you believe that the auto driver was… Read More »

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