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November 2016 Archives

Situations that could lead to a slip-and-fall accident

Louisiana residents likely enter various businesses on a weekly basis. Whether it is a grocery store, department store, restaurant or an office building, patrons entering these establishments expect that these businesses are safe to enter. However, when business owners fail to ensure the interior and surrounding area of a public business are safe, this could place legal liability on the owner.

What is the Jones Act and who does it cover?

Unlike some landlocked states, Louisiana provides many jobs that place individuals on boats and vessels at sea. Oil tankers, cruise ships and fishing boats are multitudinous in the oceans and waterways, generating countless jobs on these vessels.

Woman does not survive pedestrian accident in Louisiana

In cities like New Orleans, residents often choose to get around by foot. Although walking on sidewalks, in residential areas or on the sides of the streets is a healthy way to get around, it is also one that carries several risks. Pedestrians are not always readily seen, and if a distracted driver is traveling nearby, there could be a collision with a pedestrian attempting to cross the road.

The basics of a wrongful death claim

The sudden loss of a loved one is a difficult event to cope with, and the matter could be complicated further if the negligence of another party caused or contributed to the death of a family member. If an individual or a family believes that a negligent party is at fault, whether it is a medical professional, driver or business, it may be possible to hold that company liable through a wrongful death claim. In order to file such an action, it is important that those filing the lawsuit understand the basics of a wrongful death claim.