Everyone slips or trips on occasion. Fortunately, in most scenarios, the greatest damage incurred is embarrassment.
Workers’ compensation insurance is designed to protect both employers and their employees in the event that someone is injured on the job. Each state has its own coverage requirements, and companies that do not abide by them can find themselves in serious financial trouble.
Millions of Americans sustain serious injuries in motor vehicle collisions annually. According to the National Safety Council, for example, an estimated 4.6 million people required medical attention following traffic accidents in 2016.
According to The Advocate, a 23-year-old woman who caused a fatal rear-end collision was allegedly texting, weaving in and out of traffic, and speeding just before the accident occurred. The motorist was driving a pickup truck on Interstate 12 eastbound when she crashed into the back of a passenger vehicle.
According to KATC, the former pledge of the Kappa Sigma fraternity at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette who caused a fatal collision last year after falling asleep at the wheel is now suing the fraternity. The victim of the incident in question, a 24-year-old student from Uzbekistan, was walking along Johnston Street during the 2016 homecoming weekend when the pledge veered off the road, striking him.
According to The Advocate, a pedestrian accident that occurred in East Baton Rouge has resulted in the death of a toddler. Police claim the accident occurred on a Saturday evening at around 5:15 p.m., and the 1-year-old girl died Sunday morning from injuries that she sustained in the impact.
Because we live in a fairly litigious society, liability waivers are the norm, not the exception, and most people can expect to sign multiple such documents every year. For example, you might have to sign a waiver when enrolling your children in an athletic program, signing them up for the next class field trip, and taking your spouse rock climbing on date night.
A helmet is the most important piece of safety gear that a motorcycle rider can wear. In fact, helmets are so effective at reducing the severity of injuries sustained in serious collisions that riders are required by law to wear one.
Opioid addiction has become an epidemic in the United States. Unlike other drug problems that our country has faced in the past, the driving force behind opioid dependence is not the spread of criminal networks, but rather the misleading advertising campaigns funded by the pharmaceutical companies that are peddling these life-ruining drugs.
According to KLFY 10, a head-on collision on LA 724 has claimed the life of one person and left four others with minor injuries. Louisiana State Police report that a 23-year-old man was heading westbound on LA 724 when he crossed the centerline and collided with a truck in the eastbound lane.