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May 2017 Archives

Challenges when determining wrongful death damages

There is no amount of money that can replace a Louisianan loved one whose life is cut short by another person's negligence. However, when a tragic loss happens, there are legal options for the victim's surviving relatives to pursue. These options can help them recoup their losses and damages through wrongful death litigation.

What is maintenance and cure under the Jones Act?

The Jones Act provides seamen and workers on water-based vessels with legal rights to pursue the damages they sustain while on board such vessels. However, under the Jones Act, victims carry some burdens of proof in demonstrating their rights to claim under the law and the extent of damages that they wish to procure. This post will generally discuss the doctrine of maintenance and cure under the Jones Act, and how it may apply in personal injury cases. But, readers are encouraged to discuss their possible maritime cases with Louisiana-based attorneys.

One killed, one injured in head-on car crash in New Orleans

In a matter of moments, the course of a New Orleans family's life was forever changed. Two brothers, one 32-years-old, married and expecting his first child, and the other 20-years-old, and on his way to a soccer game, were driving down Chef Menteur Highway. The older brother was behind the wheel and left work early to deliver his younger brother to his athletic match.

Defective car parts cause serious accidents and injuries

In the last few years, millions of Americans were affected by the recall of their vehicles due to defective airbags. The source of the defective car parts was a single product manufacturer, and the bad airbags ended up inside vehicles made by nearly 20 different automakers. In a crash, the defective airbags could explode and send metal shards into a vehicle, which in turn, could inflict life-threatening injuries on individuals already the victim of a vehicle accident.