Highway driving can be stressful. A driver's attention diverted from the road for even a brief moment may lead to tragic consequences. When highway speeds exceed 70 mph, the slightest contact with another vehicle can cause a driver to lose control of a vehicle, resulting in a personal injury accident. A recent accident in Louisiana demonstrates this fact and leaves a community grieving.
It is not unusual to sit in a waiting room for a considerable amount of time before seeing a Louisiana doctor. Patients may notice receptionists, nurses and doctors passing around dozens of patient charts as they hurry through the appointments. The information inside those charts keeps a patient's health care team in the loop about the patient's history, health conditions, prescriptions and allergies that could prevent mistakes that may lead to personal injury claims. However, what if the mistakes are within the chart?
The latest trend in travel is the e-scooter. More energy efficient than electric vehicles, e-scooters are popping up in cities in Louisiana and around the world. Just like scooters from decades ago, riders stand on a platform and hold onto handlebars at about waist-level. The difference is that the e-scooters are motorized and can achieve speeds well over the 20 mph limit many states are imposing. As a result, more riders are suffering serious personal injury.
Louisiana often tops the list when it comes to fun things like travel, sports and entertainment. Unfortunately, the state has placed high on another list, and residents may now be alarmed. Now ranked second in the nation for bicycle accident fatalities, riders should be made aware of the high risk for personal injury.
Many Louisiana workers may feel that they have a dangerous job. Accidents occur on job sites each day, and while some are not serious -- just a known risk of a trade -- others can be life-threatening and even result in death. Sometimes, a death or personal injury in the workplace could have been prevented, and in certain circumstances a company may be found legally responsible.
Louisiana may be well-known for Cajun cuisine, but like the rest of the nation, sometimes nothing beats a great slice of pizza for dinner. Going out to eat can be a nice treat after a long or busy day. Most people expect that their trip to a local restaurant will be a relaxing way to spend the evening, but sometimes, personal injury can ruin the experience.
Louisiana colleges and universities are once again welcoming students as a new academic semester begins. For many students, especially freshmen, stepping onto a campus full of strangers can be overwhelming. For many students, fitting in is important, and many will make poor decisions at the suggestion of other, sometimes older and more established, students in an attempt to find a group that accepts them. Some groups require that someone trying to join, often known as a pledge, must complete a series of tasks in order to become a memeber. Some of these tasks, referred to as hazing, are dangerous and can result in personal injury or death.
A mother has filed a class action lawsuit on behalf of her child and others who are born addicted to opioids. The suit filed in Louisiana names several pharmaceutical companies and distributors, and the plaintiff is asking for monetary damages to cover long-term treatment. The mother claims she became addicted to opioids while being treated for a personal injury sustained in a car accident.
Cruise ships are synonymous with everything fun. The last place you expect to spend a week aboard a beautiful cruise ship is sitting in a cabin in excruciating pain. That happened on a cruise ship out of Louisiana. A new husband suffered a serious personal injury while paddle boarding that quickly turned into a medical mess.
No one expects to become an accident victim while walking in a well-lit designated crosswalk. An employee of St. Tammany Parish Hospital in Louisiana was seriously injured after being struck by a pickup truck recently. Police caution pedestrians that even at low speeds, serious personal injury can occur from impact with a vehicle.