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September 2010 Archives

Louisiana Family Wins Appeal Against Jeep

Dangerous and defective products include everything from toys with lead paint to design defects in vehicles. All defective products have the potential to cause serious injuries, and problems with vehicles often lead to wrongful death. 

Three Car Accidents, One Death Caused by Loose Horse

At its most basic level, personal injury law is about holding negligent parties accountable when they cause other people pain. When it comes to car accidents, we tend to think of another driver as the negligent party. However, three Louisiana car crashes were caused not by a negligent driver, but by a negligent animal owner.

Car Accident Causes Explosion at Louisiana Gas Station

An accident that only involves two cars can be dangerous enough. When a gas station is added to the mix, it can be deadly. Thankfully the car accident that near a Lake Charles Conoco station last week was not fatal. Although one driver was injured, neither lost their lives.

Bus Crash in Evangeline Parish Sends More Than 30 to Hospitals

A school bus carrying more than thirty children overturned Monday morning in Evangeline Parish. All of the 34 child passengers on the bus were transported to area hospitals as a precaution. Fortunately, none of the children were reported to have suffered any serious injuries in the accident.

Truck Accident Involving Amtrak Train Injures Fourteen People

A Friday morning collision between an Amtrak train and an 18-Wheeler in Acadia Parish resulted in 14 people being sent to area hospitals with minor injuries. According to preliminary reports, the accident occurred around 10 a.m. when a semi carrying grain in its trailer crossed over a railroad crossing and was struck by the six-car Amtrak train. The collision split the grain trailer in two and left debris on both sides of the tracks.

Louisiana Fatal Workplace Accidents Rise Slightly in 2009

According to recently released statistics from the U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2009 saw a slight increase in the number of workers fatally injured on the job last year. The numbers are being called preliminary at this stage, but they indicate that Louisiana had a total of 138 fatal work-related accidents in 2009. That total is up from the 135 recorded in 2008, but much lower than the record high of 187 workplace deaths, which occurred in 1994.

Products Liability Case Related to Peanut Case Close to Settling

A preliminary settlement has been reached in the Peanut Corporation of American products liability suit. If you recall, a nationwide Salmonella outbreak in 2008 and 2009 was associated with peanut products produced at facilities in Georgia and Texas. Peanut Corporation of America, a Lynchburg, Virginia, based company has since declared bankruptcy, but an insurance policy will pay $12 million in injury claims.

Three Teenagers Injured in 'Texting While Driving' Car Accident

The dangers of texting-while-driving are well established by now. Louisiana recently strengthened its relevant law to make texting behind the wheel a primary offense, meaning that individuals can be stopped for that conduct alone. In the past, police could only cite individuals for texting while driving if they had already been pulled over for some other reason.

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