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January 2015 Archives

Fiery Louisiana car accident kills one, severely injures another

According to the Plaquemines Parish Sheriff's Office, a car accident occurred around 8:10 a.m. on Jan. 23 on the Belle Chasse Bridge. The incident took place when a pick-up truck lost control of his vehicle and crashed into the metal grating on the drawbridge.

Truck safety and truck accidents

As thousands of people across Louisiana and the entire U.S. are killed or suffer serious injuries in truck accidents each year, Louisiana residents may be interested about a news release from the National Transportation Safety Board. In its Jan. 13 release, the agency called on Congress to tighten regulatory laws and implement more than 100 recommendations made to them.

Recovering compensation after an aviation accident

Injured victims of airplane accidents in Louisiana are entitled to seek financial compensation from the liable parties. However, one of the biggest challenges in determining liability after an aviation accident is the fact that much of the evidence has often been destroyed in the crash. If you were injured in an airplane or helicopter accident, our firm may be able to help you seek the compensation that you deserve.

The Jones Act and injuries caused by ships

When Louisiana workers suffer serious personal injuries as a result of an accident caused by a ship or other vessel, their claims are governed by the Jones Act, which is a federal component of maritime and admiralty law, rather than under the state's personal injury laws. Available claims and damages must thus be sought through the nation's maritime law, which has different procedures and laws than other types of personal injury cases.

How to protect against injuries during a car accident

Residents of Louisiana may not be aware that there are preventable measures that can be taken before a car accident. Drivers should always insist that any passengers wear seat belts at all times and observe traffic signals to reduce the possibility of an accident happening. However, no amount of preparation can completely prevent a car accident, regardless of how cautious the driver is being.

Louisiana accident kills 3, injures others

According to state police, a car accident that occurred on Jan. 1 around 8 p.m. in Livingston Parish killed three individuals and injured two others. The investigation shows that the driver of a 2004 Mazda MZ6 struck a 2000 Mercury Mountaineer in the opposite lane. The 24-year-old Mazda driver was not wearing his seat belt and died as a result of the collision.

FDA limited in efforts to ban powdered caffeine

Residents in Louisiana may be familiar with caffeine sources such as coffee or energy drinks. However, they may not be aware of a potentially dangerous form of caffeine that is created in a lab and sold online. While caffeine is only mildly addictive and safe in moderate doses, powdered caffeine can be deadly. Despite this fact, the Food and Drug Administration is limited in what it can do to outright ban the product.

Liability in head-on collisions

A busy Louisiana road was the site of a serious head-on accident that left four people injured, one of them seriously. The crash resulted when a westbound compact SUV crossed the centerline into oncoming traffic and collided with another SUV. The accident resulted in moderate to serious injuries for three people in the car that was hit, while the driver of the car that crossed the centerline also suffered moderate injuries.

Keurig recalls more than 6.6 million coffee makers

Louisiana consumers should be aware that on Dec. 23, Keurig recalled approximately 6.6 million coffee makers in the United States. According to the company, the beverage brewers can overheat, causing burning liquid to be spilled during the brewing process.

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