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Don't perpetuate drowning stigmas

Some people, upon hearing of a drowning death, have the tendency to stigmatize the victim, or in the case of a child drowning, to blame the parents of the drowned child. It's beyond cruel to read the comments accompanying some news stories shared on social media.

Know what to do after a boating accident in Louisiana

As the weather gets warmer each spring, Louisiana residents take to the waterways in their boats. Whether it's the love of fishing or sailing or just bobbing over the waves on a sunny day, recreational boating is a fun pastime for many in the Bayou State.

Determining damages in a wrongful death lawsuit

When people die young in fatal accidents, it can be more difficult for family members since there is no time to prepare for what life may be like without the loved one around. Such an unexpected death can also be very costly for the family as well. When people are younger they can be responsible for providing financially for their family members. So, in addition to suddenly losing their love and support, the family can also suddenly lose income they rely on to meet their monthly obligations. The loss of income is also permanent, unlike when people are injured for a period of time. Over the years that lost income will add up. This can make life difficult for the family for a long period of time.

Compensation for emotional distress in wrongful death

No matter what people in Louisiana do for their health, at some point, everyone will pass away. It is a fact of life. However, how people pass away can vary greatly. People hope that they will live a long, full life and simply pass away peacefully in their sleep, but this is not always what happens. People can develop diseases, like cancer, and die much younger than they would like. They also could be involved in a fatal accident, which could occur while they are driving or in other situations.

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