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August 2016 Archives

What is a vessel for maritime law purposes?

This Orleans Parish law blog has discussed admiralty law, how it is the area of law that relates to injured seamen and how they can seek compensation for their damages. The doctrine of maintenance and cure applies to persons that the law determines are seamen. One of the requirements for a person to be a seaman in the eyes of the law is that the person must be working in the service of a vessel in navigation and on navigable waters. This blog post will give a summary of how the law determines whether this requirement is fulfilled.

Navigating the aftermath of an auto accident

From Bossier City to New Orleans, semitrailer trucks roar across the highways and byways of the Pelican State. Despite this horsepower on display, most trucks pass to, from or through Louisiana without incident. But when an 18-wheeler accident happens, the property damage and injuries that ensue can be devastating. This is because of the great size, weight and mass of these leviathan vehicles.

Car accident sends vehicle into Lake Pontchartrain, one injured

It is always a great idea for Louisiana drivers to employ good driving habits and maintain a proper lookout while driving. But there are some conditions and places where motorists must be on their best driving behavior. A heavy rainstorm is one situation where drivers should be extra careful. Driving on a bridge or causeway is another. Recently, a man was injured in a terrifying car accident on the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway. The accident involved another driver who was allegedly driving carelessly.

Can a family recover for the wrongful death of an elderly victim?

Many inhabitants of New Orleans parishes have been fortunate to enjoy a long life. They have survived wars, Hurricanes Katrina and Rita and more. Tragically, it is possible for elders to die as a result of the negligence of another. This blog post will discuss, in a general manner, what damages may be recoverable in a wrongful death case, where a senior citizen is the victim.

After consumer injuries, protecting consumer rights

On a typical day, residents in New Orleans rely on various products to effectively get through his or her day. Automobiles, household products and other consumer goods make life easier and provide many benefits. Whether a product is designed to complete a certain task or is primarily use for entertainment, some consumer goods have numerous working parts. This means that each component has to be properly designed, produced, manufactured and put together to successfully result in a completed product. This not only ensures that the product works properly, but also is safely operating. If any of the steps in the process are not followed properly, this could result in a faulty or dangerous product.