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Category: Offshore and Maritime Accidents

Lake Pontchartrain Gas Platform Explosion Injures Workers

A Lake Pontchartrain gas platform explosion on October 15, 2017 sent several workers to the hospital with a variety of injuries. The cause of the explosion is not known at this time but early reports indicate that workers were cleaning the platform at the time of the explosion. As of the writing of this post, one worker

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Which Experts Will I Need for My Personal Injury Case?

Most personal injury cases will not require expert testimony. But, in more serious cases, there will be issues that may need to be addressed by expert witnesses because they are beyond the understanding of lay people like you and I. Deciding which experts you will use in your personal injury case will be up to you

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What Should You Do After An Accident?

If you ever find yourself in the unfortunate position of being involved an accident, the first thing to do is to take care of your health. Make sure that you don’t do anything to cause further injury, both by getting to safety and avoiding any movement or activities that could aggravate your injuries. Then, while

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Effect of Later Accidents on Your Personal Injury Case

If you’ve been injured in an accident, one of the questions that you may have is how a later accident will impact your case. The short answer is: it depends. Subsequent Accidents and Louisiana Personal Injury Cases The insurance company and their lawyers will undoubtedly say that your subsequent accidents cut off their responsibility for

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Vices, Defects, and Ruin Under Louisiana Law

Property owners generally take care to make sure that their properties are kept up and free of dangerous defects that can hurt other people. However, this is not always the case. Sometimes people get hurt because property owners fail to undertake necessary maintenance or otherwise let their property fall into a state of disrepair. Thankfully,

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What Is A Subrogation Claim?

If you find yourself involved in an accident, you will be very thankful if you made the decision to obtain good insurance. Insurance can give you protection for things like medical bills, damage to your vehicle, and lost wages if you are disabled as a result of the accident. If you have your own insurance, your

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Can I Settle My Workers’ Compensation Case?

Work accidents occur frequently. When a work accident happens, an injured employee will make a workers’ compensation claim. Regardless of whether the employer was actually at fault, they are still obligated to pay for workers’ comp claims. To be entitled to benefits, the worker is only required to show that the injury occurred during the course

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Can I Recover Medical Bills in My Personal Injury Case?

If you’ve been the victim of an accident, you will most likely have gotten medical treatment for your injuries. Depending on the scope of your injuries, these bills can get very expensive. But, it raises, the question: can you recover the costs of these medical bills? The short answer is yes, but it ultimately depends

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Louisiana Legislators Fight New Offshore Drilling Regulations

Following the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon and the ensuing oil spill, people realized that additional safety was needed to protect offshore workers. These workers put their lives on the line every single day, and when companies cut corners to save costs, tragedies can occur. In 2015, the federal government proposed a new set of

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Mississippi River Accidents Continue As Water Level Remains High

Flooding along the northern portions of the Mississippi river has led to extremely, and dangerously, high water levels down the river. For example, this past week the water level at Vicksburg was 7 feet above the flood stage. During this period of high water, there have already been 3 incidents involving allisions with the bridge across

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