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October 2012 Archives

Defective equipment may lead to Louisiana workers' compensation

When injured on the job, Louisiana workers have rights to medical care and compensation though a workers' compensation claim. This can help alleviate the stress of being out of work and dealing with recovery while maintaining a family or a home. People injured by defective equipment at work will be covered by this and should be able to seek reimbursement for damages and injuries.

Louisiana teen thrown from car; dead at scene

Two families in Louisiana are tragically altered following the events of a terrible crash that claimed the life of a teenager earlier this month. One person identified as the driver of the vehicle in the car accident is incarcerated and facing criminal charges of negligent homicide and obstruction of justice. Killed in the crash was a passenger who was thrown from the vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene.

Louisiana crash may lead to a wrongful death suit for one family

Louisiana State police set up roadblocks in all directions along Highway 73 to stop traffic after a fatal accident involving two SUVs and a cement truck. Local residents have stated that car accidents in this area are common due to speeding and reckless driving. An elderly woman was killed in the accident, which may allow for a wrongful death lawsuit if the investigation determines another's liability in the crash.

Louisiana street sweeper-truck accident claims 2 lives

Two lives were lost in a three-vehicle accident near the Bonnet Carre Spillway. Initial reports have not revealed if any criminal charges will be filed in this multi-vehicle truck accident. The names of the victims were not initially released, and it is not clear if there were other injuries in addition to the two fatalities.