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June 2017 Archives

Fatal accident claims the life of Louisiana motorcyclist

Many vehicle collisions occur on the highways and roads that connect communities all throughout the state of Louisiana. While some collisions occur while vehicles are traveling at high rates of speed, other accidents occur when motorists are performing relatively straightforward maneuvers with their cars, trucks and sport utility vehicles. A simple turn that is not executed with consideration and care can create a hazard on a road. Just recently a fatal accident claimed the life of a Louisiana motorcyclist when he was struck by a turning car.

What information must be recorded in a truck driver's logbook?

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) regulates the number of hours that a truck driver can operate their rig every day. These regulations apply to drivers in Louisiana and the rest of the country. The way that a truck driver can prove that they are in compliance with the FMCSA's hours of service regulations, or the way that a victim of a truck accident can show that a driver was in violation of those same regulations, is through an examination of the driver's logbook.

One killed in Louisiana highway accident

Driving can be a monotonous undertaking, especially when on an open road without any apparent obstacles ahead. However, even when conditions seem to be calm, drivers always must remain vigilant and ready to act should hazards present themselves. From animals to other cars to pedestrians, there are a host of threats that may suddenly appear before a moving car.

The role of warnings in a products liability case

Many of the products that Louisiana residents purchase may clearly display the dangers they pose to the consumers who plan to use them. For example, a power saw may display its sharp blade as a cutting danger to those who may encounter it. Potentially dangerous products, like power saws, generally must contain consumer safety warnings. And, this post will discuss some of the ways that deficient warnings on products may result in injuries and potential products liability litigation.

We are ready to help after a maritime accident

The Gulf of Mexico is a beautiful view for many of the residents of New Orleans. However, some also derive benefits from this impressive body of water beyond its aesthetic appeal: it provides them with job opportunities.