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June 2016 Archives

FDA announces product recall on contaminated sunflower seeds

When folks in New Orleans are looking for a healthy way to snack, they often turn to food products -- such as certain kinds of granola and snack bars -- made with sunflowers seeds. People choosing these foods may be avoiding some of the dangers associated with red meat and processed foods. Unfortunately, they may be unknowingly putting themselves into a more immediate kind of danger, thanks to possibly negligent food contamination.

Injured offshore workers can recover under Jones Act

Whenever a worker in Louisiana or another state suffers an injury while working at a construction site, in an office or at another land-based place of employment, they may be entitled to benefits under the state workers' compensation statute. The worker files a workers' compensation claim, and the claim is approved or denied based on the specific facts at issue. But, what if a worker on a sea-going vessel suffers an injury while on the job in an offshore accident?

Car accident victims in Orleans Parish may have legal options

Many Orleans Parish residents have experienced the misfortune of a car accident. The property damage alone can be devastating, as people must figure out how to get through life without a car, at least for the short term. Even more devastating is the scenario where a victim suffers personal injury and has to deal with the repercussions. If the victim is killed in the accident, the effects can be even more severe.

What are the causes of commercial vehicle accidents?

It's probably obvious why an 18-wheeler accident is a much bigger deal than an accident involving passenger cars only. Semitrailer trucks, dump trucks and other large commercial vehicles can have 25 times - or more - the mass of a passenger car in Louisiana. What this means is that truck drivers, trucking companies and truck manufacturers are held to a higher standard than the drivers, owners and manufacturers of passenger vehicles.

Man working in refinery dies in fatal workplace accident

There are certain jobs in New Orleans and throughout Louisiana that are known to be dangerous and the employees and their families know that there is the chance that an accident can happen with injuries and death. Other jobs might not be as risky, but there is always the possibility that an unforeseen occurrence will happen and a fatal accident will happen. Those who have suffered the loss of a loved one in a fatal workplace accident need to know of all the various issues they will be confronted with and how important it might be to their future to seek to be compensated in a wrongful death claim.

Answers to some basic questions about wrongful death law

Whenever an Orleans Parish resident is killed as a result of the negligence of another person, the loved ones of the victim may want to learn more about pursuing damages in a wrongful death action. We have answered some fundamental questions about wrongful death cases in earlier blog postings. Here we will address some more common questions and important distinctions in this area of law. Please remember that this is general information only and is not meant to be specific advice applicable to your unique situation.