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October 2016 Archives

What to do if you're injured by an 18-wheeler

Car accidents are a leading cause of injury and even death in the United States. In fact, the number one cause of death for children in this country is death by vehicular accident. Any collision between vehicles can cause damage to property and risk the life and bodily health of those involved. When there is a massive discrepancy between the size of the vehicles, as is the case when semi-trucks or 18 wheelers are involved in the accident, the chances of severe injury or death of the people in the smaller vehicle rises substantially. While the rates of fatal accidents have declined in recent years, there are still thousands of trucking accidents that kill or maim people every year.

Recent Tow Truck Accident Claims 3 Lives, Others Injured

When people are seriously injured or lives are lost in a crash here in Louisiana or elsewhere, the families of the victims have the right to file wrongful death claims against the party or parties deemed to be at fault. In a commercial truck accident in which the driver of the truck is considered responsible, the victims and/or their families may include the driver's employer as a defendant in the lawsuit. Sometimes, it can be a challenge to determine what company should be included in the lawsuit.

Failing To Follow Care Standards Could Be Medical Malpractice

The primary duty of doctors here in Louisiana and elsewhere is to do no harm. In fact, those words are still contained in the oath they take when they become doctors. At the heart of nearly every medical malpractice claim is the alleged failure of doctors and other medical professionals to follow care guidelines and standards meant to keep patients safe from harm.