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September 2017 Archives

What is distracted driving?

There is no doubt that New Orleans residents are busy. From getting out the door on time to get to work, get the kids to school, get all the errands done and get dinner on the table there is little time left for many individuals to slow down and simply enjoy their lives. The rapid pace that many people must keep up with in order to stay on schedule has forced some to look for creative ways to multitask. One very dangerous way that some individuals have found to do two things at once is to try to complete other tasks while driving.

A lack of safety on barges can result in serious worker injuries

According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration more than 300 barge workers were killed between 1997 and 2006 in on-vessel accidents and explosions. Workers died from drowning after falling off of their vessels without life jackets, suffered fatal injuries when the equipment they were working with shifted due to wakes and became asphyxiated when they were deprived of oxygen and did not have the proper breathing equipment to save their lives.

Hurt in an accident with a semi? Our firm is available for you.

Semis, tractor-trailers and other massive commercial vehicles are a common sight on Louisiana roads and freeways. They can be incredibly frustrating to get stuck behind when drivers wish to operate at higher speeds or when they block drivers from making passes and other safe driving maneuvers. They can be intimidating when they come roaring down the road and appear seemingly out of nowhere in the rear-view mirrors of New Orleans residents.

Can a fault in a product's design result in a compensable injury?

Products that are released into the stream of commerce are often scrutinized for safety at many levels before they make their way into the hands of New Orleans consumers. The strict review of safety that products are subjected to often catches problems before the products are released and have a chance to harm people. However, from time to time unsafe products slip through and when handled by unsuspecting consumers cause serious injuries due to their inherent defects.