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August 2017 Archives

End-of-life costs can be burdensome after fatal accident

Death is an expected part of life, but for most New Orleans residents death is not anticipated until they have reached a happy and fulfilled old age. Unfortunately, not every person is able to live out their days, and some perish in accidents when they are young. Regardless of a person's age, if they lose their life in an accident or incident caused by another person's negligence, their family may have a host of unexpected end-of-life costs to cover to provide their lost loved one with an appropriate funeral and burial.

Wrong-way crash kills one, sends one to hospital

An early morning collision in New Orleans claimed one life and sent another person to the hospital in critical condition. The deceased party was the driver of a vehicle that was traveling the wrong way on Pontchartrain Expressway. That individual crashed their car into another vehicle in a head-on collision that caused serious injuries to the other driver.

Dangerous pharmaceutical drugs can cause injuries and illnesses

Over the last year, news about the pharmaceutical industry has made headlines. From stories about the skyrocketing prices of life-saving medications to developments in new medicinal treatments, New Orleans residents are able to glimpse into the world of the drug industry. While for the most part individuals who must take prescription medications benefit from their use of pharmaceuticals, there is a small portion of the population that suffers harm when taking medications developed by the drug industry.

Do truck drivers need special licenses to operate their rigs?

Prior posts on this New Orleans personal injury legal blog have discussed truck accident topics such as truck driver fatigue, distracted driving, and trucker log books. How a truck driver approaches the important task of driving their vehicle can play a huge role in whether that rig makes it to its destination safely or if it is involved in a life-threatening incident. One way that state and federal regulators seek to keep truck drivers on task and safely performing their important duties is through requiring them to hold special drivers' licenses to operate large vehicles.

Brain injuries can result from motor vehicle accidents

Modern automobiles contain many safety features that are designed and manufactured to provide drivers and passengers with fewer chances of sustaining injuries in the event their vehicles are involved in crashes. While seatbelts can help stop Louisiana residents from flying out of their seats and through windshields, air bags provide motor vehicle accident victims with inflatable padding that can help cushion the blows their bodies may sustain if their vehicles are collided into by other vehicles.