There are several legal specialties under the umbrella of personal injury law. These include car accident claims, medical malpractice, product liability, premises liability, and others. It is important to remember that just because an attorney accepts personal injury cases does not necessarily mean that he or she has successfully litigated cases that are similar to yours.
Confusion, depression, frustration—these are just a few emotions that you might feel after an accident. If you’ve experienced a collision before, you may already know that the shock and adrenaline can make it seem impossible to think clearly.
WFLA reports on two Hyundai recalls that affect more than 600,000 vehicles. At least 437,000 Santa Fe and Santa Fe Sport SUVs manufactured between 2013 and 2017 have been recalled due to hood latch issues. According to The Car Connection, the cable for the secondary latch is prone to corrosion, which could cause the hood to open if the primary latch fails.
Federal agencies in the United States issued at least 4,217 product recalls in 2015. Most of those products contained dangerous defects that put consumers at risk.
NOLA reports on a tragic collision on Interstate 610 that took the life of a motorcyclist. The accident occurred at around 2 p.m. when the motorcyclist side-swiped an 18-wheeler, lost control, and collided with a guardrail. According to authorities, nobody else was injured in the collision.
Louisiana is a pure comparative negligence state, which means that in wrongful death cases, the court will modify damage awards based on each party’s percentage of fault. The only exception to this rule is intentional tort cases, pursuant to Louisiana Laws Civil Code CC 2323.
According to TeenDriverSource.org, motor-vehicle accidents are the leading cause of death among teenagers in the United States. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 2,270 teens between the ages 16 and 19 died in collisions in 2014.
KPLC reports on a head-on collision on La. 27 that killed one person and injured another. The accident occurred at around 6 a.m. and involved a 2004 Nissan Sentra and a 2015 GMC Sierra.
It’s easy to underestimate the amount of damage a fall can cause until you experience one firsthand. The National Floor Safety Institute estimates that falls contribute to nearly 1 million emergency room visits every year.
The death of a child is always a grievous tragedy—especially when the loss could have been prevented. In the United States, motor-vehicle accidents are the leading cause of death among children, and the vast majority of collisions stem from driver errors.