Which Law Applies: Maritime Law or Louisiana Law?

Injured Offshore Well Worker A federal appeals court recently held that maritime law applies to a case involving an injured offshore well worker. The question in the case was whether Louisiana law or maritime law should be used to interpret the contract that resulted in the injury. Background This lawsuit involved a contract to perform […]
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Car Accidents

Common Mistakes Made After Car Accidents

Car accidents are stressful — and often expensive. While it might seem counterintuitive that hiring a personal injury attorney will save you money, an experienced attorney can help ensure that you receive compensation for your medical bills, lost wages and other accident-related expenses. In fact, one of the biggest mistakes you can make after being […]
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Examples of Cruise Ship Injuries

Maritime injuries can occur on any vessel, including cruise ships. When a crew member is injured on a cruise ship, his or her injury is covered under the Jones Act, a federal law that protects injured seamen and allows them to recover damages from negligent employers. When a passenger is injured on a cruise ship, […]
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Secondhand Asbestos Exposure

Asbestos minerals are composed of durable fibers that are resistant to fire and many chemicals. Because of its durability, builders began incorporating asbestos into insulation and other construction materials in the 1800s But asbestos soon proved too good to be true. If asbestos fibers become airborne and are inhaled, they can cause significant health problems, […]
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Louisiana Drivers Are Among the Worst in the Country

Every year thousands of Louisianans are injured in car accidents. In 2016, there were more than 69,000 reported injuries, according to the Highway Safety Research Group at Louisiana State University. In fact, a recent study found that Louisiana drivers are among the worst in the country. A website called CarInsuranceComparison.com, which helps people compare car […]
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Understanding your Rights as an Injured Seaman

Maritime employment is one of the largest industries in Louisiana. In fact, a 2015 study found that the maritime industry accounts for one in five jobs in the state. When a maritime worker is injured on the job, he needs to know his legal rights. If his injury was caused by his employer’s negligence, then […]
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Tips for Safe Night Driving

According to The National Safety Council, traffic death rates are three times greater at night than during the day. Many of us are unaware of the hazards involved with driving at night or don’t know effective ways to deal with them. In this post, we would like to share some advice from The National Safety Council that may make driving at night […]
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Top 10 Reasons to Hire a Personal Injury Attorney

1. Best Jury Verdicts If a trial becomes necessary, a personal injury lawyer can zealously represent you in court and work toward achieving the best possible jury verdict in your favor. 2. Best Settlements Personal injury attorneys work hard to reach the best settlements for their clients, as early in the litigation process as possible. […]
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