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December 2016 Archives

Proving driver and truck company liability for an accident

As people in New Orleans can well imagine, getting into an accident with a truck can be far more injurious than getting into one with a passenger car. The average passenger car weighs 3,000 pounds, while a large truck can weigh in excess of 80,000 pounds. That's over 25 times the weight of the average passenger car. The chances of suffering a serious injury are dramatically increased when a semitrailer truck is involved in an accident.

Orleans Parish car crash victims deserve answers

Large numbers of people in Orleans Parish have had their lives negatively affected by car crashes. They are a major cause of death and injury, and in many cases they could have been prevented. Car accidents can take a heavy toll on drivers, passengers and pedestrians alike. Both innocent victims and negligent parties can be casualties.

How are damages computed in a wrongful death case?

When a Louisiana family successfully proves liability in a wrongful death lawsuit against a party responsible for the death of their loved one, the family is entitled to an award of damages, to be paid by the defendant or the defendant's insurance company. What factors go into calculating the amount of the damages awarded? This question may seem a bit too direct for someone still recovering from the loss of a loved one; still, it is an important question. This blog post will be a quick attempt at an answer to the question.

What safety measures should fishing vessel operators take?

Many people in and around New Orleans are involved in the commercial fishing industry. The Gulf of Mexico and the lakes and bayous of Louisiana can be great places to harvest fish, crustaceans and other tasty sea dwellers. Strong and intelligent workers are needed to make this industry operate. But working in this industry is not without its risks.