Two Recently Filed Jones Act Lawsuits

Maritime workers who are injured on the job may bring a claim under the Jones Act, a federal law that protects injured seamen and allows them to recover damages from negligent employers. (A seaman is someone who performs a significant amount of work on an offshore vessel.) The Jones Act covers everyone, from the most […]
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Asbestos Exposure

Professions at Risk of Asbestos Exposure

There are inherent risks involved in a number of professions (like playing professional football or working on an oil rig), but there are some risks you might not always think about. One example is exposure to asbestos. While asbestos use is strictly regulated, Louisiana law permits the use of asbestos in certain products. For more […]
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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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