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October 2014 Archives

3 suffer moderate injuries, 1 dies in Louisiana car accident

Maintaining control of a vehicle is the primary objective of every Louisiana driver on the road. When a person is unable to perform this function adequately, a car accident can result. Depending on the severity of the crash, lives can be lost and injuries suffered.

Jury finds Louisiana DOTD partially responsible in fatal accident

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) is responsible for designing and constructing roadways and their intersections in a way that promotes public safety. Even so, many of the state's drivers will agree that some intersections are not laid out well and lead to accidents. A jury agreed with this general assessment, at least with regard to one specific locale, when it found DOTD to be at least partially responsible for a fatal accident that took place in April 2011.

Driver in fatal car accident a mystery to Louisiana State Police

In some crashes, it is difficult to determine who was driving.  This is usually the case when all of the occupants of the vehicle died in the car accident, and the placement of the bodies does not allow for an easy identification of the driver.  This was most likely the case in a recent wreck that the Louisiana State Police are investigating.

Doctor negligence claimed by Louisiana widow in husband's death

During any surgery, doctors use numerous tools, equipment and other surgical instruments.  Ordinarily, established procedures at hospitals here in Louisiana and around the country are in place to ensure that none of the surgeon's tools, including sponges, are left inside the patient.  However, on occasion, objects from surgeries have been left in patients, causing serious and even deadly health issues due to doctor negligence. 

Cause of fatal accident in Louisiana suspected to be impairment

Despite the amount of information available regarding the dangers of drinking and driving, some Louisiana drivers continue to do so. When people get behind the wheel of a car after consuming alcohol, they put not only their own life in danger, but also the lives of everyone around them.  In fact, police suspect that a drunk driver may have caused a recent fatal accident.