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November 2016 Archives

Hours of service must be recorded in a truck driver log

Truck drivers in Orleans Parish and across the country are required to comply with federal hours-of-service regulations. These rules limit the number of consecutive hours that drivers can work. They also mandate that drivers take rest periods during and after their work periods. These regulations exist to keep everyone safe on the road by encouraging truck drivers to get sufficient rest.

Lives changed forever after Louisiana car accident

Our readers know that car accidents happen every day throughout the country. This is just a reality of living in a country where so many people eschew public transportation and drive their own cars. The byproduct of that ingrained social behavior is that any driver or passenger on the roads is inherently placing their own safety in the hands of other drivers. And, in some cases, everyone involved in a car accident pays the price for one party's negligence.

Helping families file wrongful death claims in New Orleans

It is commonplace in our society to refer to unfortunate and unexpected incidents as "accidents." For example, every day throughout the country there are thousands of car "accidents" that are covered in the nightly news programs. Or, there are workplace "accidents" that leave workers injured or ill, unable to return to work. In the worst of "accidents," a loved one might die.

What is required for the safety training of maritime workers?

Information is power. When New Orleans workers are armed with the necessary information for their job, they have the power to perform efficiently and effectively. Not only do workers need to know the skills necessary to do their job tasks, they must also be aware of information that can help them stay safe on the job. This minimizes the chances of injury to oneself and others, and maximizes the likelihood of workers enjoying a long career in their profession.