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May 2016 Archives

Will both drivers be held responsible in deadly car accident?

Many Louisiana readers might be under the impression that there is nearly always one driver held responsible in a two-vehicle accident. However, there are instances in which both drivers played a part in the resulting car accident. This is what police are attempting to determine in a crash that recently took the life of one man and sent at least one other to the hospital.

Family wants answers in aftermath of fatal accident

As a family strives to come to terms with the loss of one of its members, it continues to search for answers regarding her death. In the aftermath of the fatal accident that took her life, the family still does not have much information about it or the driver who is believed to have caused it. The answers to their questions will not bring the 23-year-old Louisiana woman back to her family, but they still have every right to know what happened to their daughter.

Serious car accident blamed on drunk driving

Road construction crews often work in the overnight hours in order to limit the amount of disruption their work might cause to traffic flow during the day. This means that they are often more susceptible to being the victims of a car accident. For example, a crew of four men doing construction on U.S. Highway 61 was recently injured in what the Louisiana State Police is calling an alcohol-related crash.

Medication errors by pharmacists could be medical malpractice

Many Louisiana residents are wary enough to ask their doctors questions when they are not comfortable with a diagnosis or course of treatment. However, many of us tend to simply hand a prescription to a pharmacist without even thinking twice when we are given what we hope is the medication that was prescribed. Each year, many people are injured by or die from medication errors made by pharmacists, and they and/or their family members have the right to file a medical malpractice claim.

2 escape life-threatening injuries in head-on car accident

Media sources in Louisiana and around the country often characterize an accident victim's injuries as not life threatening. While that is good news, it does not mean that the injuries will not cause permanent or debilitating injuries that the victim will have to deal with for the rest of his or her life. That is why the news that two victims recently escaped life-threatening injuries in a head-on car accident does not necessarily mean that they are out of danger.