Doctors and other medical professionals proclaim oaths that they will do no harm in the diagnosing and treating of their patients. However, as many New Orleans residents know, medical professionals are not infallible, and they can make devastating mistakes when providing their expertise and care. Sometimes when a doctor makes a grievous error in the treatment of a patient that they serve, the patient may succumb to their ailments or die from the treatments prescribed when their condition may have otherwise been remedied.
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.
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.
Hospitalizations and in-patient surgeries can be overwhelmingly scary for patients and their family members. Individuals who suffer from ailments must spend time away from their loved ones to undergo treatments and procedures that are intended to make them well. However, not all New Orleans residents who must stay in hospitals get better. Unfortunately, some hospital patients die while under their medical personnel's care, but not all pass on due to complications from their underlying illnesses.
Obeying traffic signals is an important part of safely operating one's vehicle on Louisiana roads. Whether a person is driving a personal car or a work vehicle it is important that they follow the rules of the road to keep themselves safe and give other drivers information about what they are going to do. When individuals fail to drive in accordance with the legal mandates of the state then dangerous and sometimes deadly accidents can occur.
Whether in Orleans Parish or elsewhere, traveling in a car can be a dangerous undertaking. Automobile travel is one of the most dangerous modes of travel, statistically more hazardous than traveling by airplane, train or riverboat. For example, over 3,100 deaths in 2014 were in crashes blamed on distracted drivers.
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.
It is commonplace in our society to refer to unfortunate and unexpected incidents as "accidents." For example, every day throughout the country there are thousands of car "accidents" that are covered in the nightly news programs. Or, there are workplace "accidents" that leave workers injured or ill, unable to return to work. In the worst of "accidents," a loved one might die.
Boating can be a way to earn money and to seek pleasant diversions in Louisiana. However, no matter how experienced a person is or what activity they are enjoying when out on the water, there is a chance that there will be an accident. In the worst case scenario, it will be a fatal offshore accident. Keeping track of trends regarding boating accidents and subsequent deaths can help victims be prepared and understand their circumstances to consider a legal filing for compensation.
In New Orleans, boating is an activity that many partake in as part of their jobs or as part of an enjoyable diversion. While there is a perception that motor vehicle accidents will predominately occur on the road in cars, trucks and other transportation vehicles, there can also be boat crashes that lead to injuries and fatalities. With any fatal accident, the family left behind will need to cope with the loss of a loved one. Part of that is seeking compensation for loss through a legal filing.