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July 2017 Archives

Truck safety under fire because of truck accidents

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) reported that 11.2 percent of fatal crashes involve a large truck. This escalated to 26.9 percent in construction zones. Public advocacy groups, including those in Louisiana, have called for improvements to reduce these motor vehicle accidents.

What will my workers' compensation benefits cover?

A work accident can bring significant hardship for you, both physically and financially. Injured workers may feel overwhelmed by the aftermath of an accident, and often face confusion regarding the workers' compensation claims process. No matter the nature of your job or the type of injury from which you are suffering, you would be wise to be fully knowledgeable of how workers' compensation works.

Bankruptcy impacts airbag lawsuits

Takata Corp. faced an additional global recall last week for its defective airbags and the number of confirmed deaths associated with this product defect rose again. Additionally, car manufacturers are using Takata's recent bankruptcy filings to limit their liability for installing these defective car parts.

Impaired driver injures deputy

Some of our readers may have seen a recent news report about an allegedly impaired driver who injured a sheriff's deputy after crashing into his vehicle in St. John the Baptist Parish. The hit-and-run driver allegedly violated Louisiana's "move over" law.

Appeals court adds $1.2 million to medical malpractice verdict

Victims of medical malpractice may face consequences for their serious injuries that provides grounds for special damages. Last month, a Louisiana appellate court added special damages of $1.2 million to a $400,000 medical malpractice case verdict. The court ruled that surgeon's negligence took away his patient's chance of having a better outcome.