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April 2016 Archives

Sleep disorders and the danger of fatigued truck drivers

Truck drivers face enormous pressure to travel long distances in a short amount of time. As a result, truck drivers can face an incentive to work long hours, even when they are so tired that they pose a risk to themselves or other drivers on the road. For this reason, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and other agencies have rules in place that limit the amount of time truck drivers can be on the road without rest.

Fatal car accident with police car kills elderly woman

When a person heads onto the road in New Orleans, there is the chance that there will be a car crash. In the most unfortunate circumstances, these accidents can result in a fatality. With any fatal accident, the family left behind will have to come to terms with the loss of a loved one in an emotional, practical and financial manner. This can be difficult. This is why when a fatal car accident occurs, those who are left behind need to be fully aware of their rights to seek compensation through a wrongful death legal filing.

Louisiana woman brings lawsuit for design defects

This blog recently discussed the dangers of design defects for consumers who use a variety of products each day. A Louisiana woman recently brought a lawsuit for damages associated with a roll-out cart and alleged design defects. The woman brought the claim against the manufacturer of the roll-out cart and is accusing the manufacturer of design defects and a failure to warn of potential hazards associated with the use of the cart. The woman also alleges that the manufacturer of the cart violated the Louisiana Products Liability Act.

Design defects in products can cause serious injury

Orleans Parish residents should be aware that they have rights that stem from product liability law. Whenever a person is injured from a defect in a consumer item, that person may have a claim against one or more parties based on product liability law and other areas of law. Here we will provide some quick information about one kind of defect that could give rise to product liability: design defect.