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 roads can be treacherous on drinking holidays such as Memorial Day weekend. In addition to drunk drivers, holiday traffic congestion increases the risk of crashing.
In personal injury cases, there are two categories of damages available under Louisiana law: compensatory and punitive. Compensatory damages include economic damages and non-economic damages; punitive damages are intended to punish the defendant for particularly egregious behavior.
According to the National Sleep Foundation, driving after remaining awake for 18 hours is similar to driving with a blood alcohol concentration of 0.08. Much like inebriated motorists, drowsy drivers have a slower reaction time and difficulty focusing on the road ahead.
You might assume that buying a new vehicle would be far safer than purchasing a used car. Although this is usually true, some new vehicles have dangerous defects that cause serious accidents and fatal injuries.
Now that spring is in full swing, motorcyclists across Louisiana are hitting the road and enjoying the thrill of commuting on two wheels. If you ride a motorcycle, it is critical that you are proactive about safety because all it takes is one drunk, distracted, or negligent driver to cause a tragic accident.
According to CNBC, medical bills are the primary reason why people file for bankruptcy. The cost of treatment after a serious car accident, slip and fall, or medical malpractice can be exorbitant. The financial burden can be particularly worrisome if you cannot return to work; however, if your injuries were caused by the negligence of another person or organization, you may be able to recover compensation for your losses by filing a personal injury claim.
An Alexandria man was killed in a five-vehicle wreck that involved two 18-wheelers. According to KALB, the accident occurred on Interstate 10 at around 5:30 p.m. when one of the truck drivers failed to slow down in congested traffic.
Work-related injuries happen in every profession. Some occur suddenly due to unexpected accidents; others develop over time due to repetitive movements or exposure to harmful substances. Louisiana law recognizes that there are near-limitless reasons why a worker might be injured, so there is no restriction on the nature or type of injuries that qualify for workers’ comp benefits.