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June 2018 Archives

Louisiana ranks ninth in nation in drunk driving deaths

The Fourth of July is a time to celebrate our nation. People will go to parades or stay up late to watch fireworks, and many will also go to backyard barbecues and neighborhood block parties. And, at these events, many people will be drinking alcohol. Some might even say that having a cold beer or other alcoholic beverage on the Fourth of July is a tradition for them. However, some of these drinkers will make the dangerous decision to drive while intoxicated. This presents a hazard not just to them, but also to everyone else on the road.

2017 saw fewer motorcycle deaths in the U.S., more in Louisiana

Motorcycles can be fun vehicles to operate, but most motorcyclists respect the fact that there are dangers associated with motorcycling. While a motorcyclist can take every safety precaution -- wearing a helmet and protective clothing, riding defensively and following traffic rules -- there is still the possibility they could be involved in a fatal crash.

3 tips for choosing a personal injury attorney in Louisiana

For some people, just the mention of the words "personal injury attorney" conjures up images of obnoxious and aggressive lawyers who bombard potential clients with loud TV ads and promises that seem impossible to fulfill. This is a shame, because there are committed and hard-working personal injury attorneys in Louisiana who are truly invested in helping their clients find justice.

Seeking recovery for pain and suffering when a loved one dies

When one files a wrongful death claim, they may seek compensation for a variety of damages. For example, depending on the circumstances a person might seek compensation for funeral costs, loss of future income or loss of companionship, among other damages. One type of damage that a victim's survivors might also want to seek is compensation for the victim's pain and suffering. In Louisiana, this type of action is a separate cause of action from a wrongful death claim. It is known as a survival action.

What are some common causes of burn injuries?

Most people in Louisiana have had a minor burn at some point in their lives. Perhaps they accidentally touched a hot pan in the oven, or they stayed outside too long and got a sunburn. These minor burns are everyday occurrences, but there are some common causes of more severe burns that vary based on the age of the burn victim.

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