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March 2013 Archives

Workers' compensation needed for workers in Louisiana, elsewhere

Construction accidents can occur at many types of Louisiana construction or work sites. Often, these accidents result is serious injuries, or even death. Unfortunately, there are a myriad of reasons why construction accidents can occur. Recently, one out-of-state construction accident was the result of a large slab of concrete being poorly secured as workers worked around it. This construction accident may cause the injured workers to lose wages and incur medical expenses, which make their actions toward potential workers' compensation benefits vital.

Louisiana woman killed in fatal accident after being rear-ended

When a car accident happens on a Louisiana roadway, authorities often must investigate to determine what caused the accident to occur. In some cases, authorities can determine what did not happen before they can ascertain what did happen. That is the case in a recent fatal accident on I-10 that left one driver dead.

Louisiana family files wrongful death lawsuit in mother's death

Losing a loved one can be heart-breaking under any circumstances, but it may seem even more tragic when an elderly patient dies after receiving allegedly negligent care in a nursing home. Families who expect nursing homes to take good care of their loved one may feel betrayed when that person dies after alleged neglect or abuse. One Louisiana family has filed a wrongful death lawsuit alleging that the nursing home which was caring for their deceased mother failed to adequately care for the woman.

Car accident involving pedestrian in Louisiana ends in death

Pedestrians commonly walk along the roadways of Louisiana's populous cities. Unfortunately, there are inherent dangers to being a pedestrian when mixed with vehicles on the roadway. Understandably, they are more vulnerable to injury or death when they are struck by vehicles. A recent accident in Baton Rouge illustrates just how tragic a pedestrian versus car accident can be.