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Understanding truck accidents

It may seem obvious that trucks are a thing to avoid considering the massive size of trucks and most commercial vehicles can lead to serious injury or even death in an accident. However, there are also legal reasons that individuals may not be aware of which make truck accidents even less ideal. The increased complexities combined with the staunch legal defense that most trucking companies employ can make truck accidents claims an absolute nightmare for victims.

Workers' comp can be awarded after pranks

Many people are familiar enough with workers' compensation to know that if they are injured as a result of their jobs, they can be compensated for medical bills and lost wages. What people may not realize is just how many things are covered by workers' compensation. Those who hold dangerous jobs such as construction site work may fall a great distance or be injured by machinery, and it is reasonable to suspect that these injuries will be covered. But even injuries suffered during horseplay can sometimes be covered.

 

An overview of car accidents

We all know enough about car accidents to know that we want to avoid them. At best, they will cause minor property damage, a few annoying phone calls to various insurance companies and take precious time out of our day. At worst, they can cause serious or even fatal injury that affects your life for weeks, months or even years. But not everybody truly understands car accidents from a legal perspective.

Louisiana woman killed by faulty air bag

It is one thing to talk about dangerous or defective products and quite another to see them impacting the real world in tragic ways. We have previously mentioned how defective products can cause harm to individuals, and unfortunately this truth was made all too real recently in Louisiana. Reports indicate that a dangerous air bag is responsible for an accident that claimed the life of a young woman.

Legal assistance can be crucial for workers' compensation

Workers' compensation benefits are extremely important for any employee, especially those who work in dangerous Louisiana industries such as construction. The entire purpose of these benefits is to offer security to hard-working individuals, and as such they are usually relatively easy to come by. Unlike most insurance payouts, people rarely have to jump through endless hoops in order to get the compensation they deserve. However, that does not mean that those injured on the job cannot benefit from legal assistance.

Workers' comp can be awarded after pranks

Many people are familiar enough with workers' compensation to know that if they are injured as a result of their jobs, they can be compensated for medical bills and lost wages. What people may not realize is just how many things are covered by workers' compensation. Those who hold dangerous jobs such as construction site work may fall a great distance or be injured by machinery, and it is reasonable to suspect that these injuries will be covered. But even injuries suffered during horseplay can sometimes be covered.

Helping truck accident victims receive maximum compensation

When it comes to truck accidents, there are far more factors that must be considered compared to normal car accidents. Obviously the size of the trucks contributes to a significantly higher risk of injury in a truck accident, but there is more than just the aspects of the different vehicles to consider. Instead of just two drivers making different decisions that could result in an accident, there are other agencies that may have a role in whether or not the accident was avoidable.

Common causes of car accidents

Sometimes you may find yourself wondering just how serious the threat of a car accident is. After all, most people will probably never be in a car accident, and if they do find themselves in an accident, it will likely only be a minor accident such as a fender bender. Accidents that cause serious injury or death are relatively few and far between compared to how many cars are on the road. However, as strange as it may seem, car accident still occur all across the country, including in Louisiana.

Injured by a defective product? We can help

As you might expect, personal injury law is a legal area that covers injury to a person that was accidental or resulted from another party's negligence. Common examples of such injuries are motor vehicle accidents or injuries sustained on the job due to a workplace accident. However, there are other types of injuries that are less common, even though they are just as dangerous: injuries caused by defective or dangerous products.

Louisiana man inexplicably causes multivehicle car accident

Even though the average person is well aware of the dangers of car accidents, and most people will do all that they can to avoid an accident, car accidents never seem to go away. In many cases, this is because of people taking unnecessary or dangerous risks when driving, such as texting or drinking. Oftentimes alert drivers can avoid such dangerous drivers and significantly reduce the risk of accident, but unfortunately it is not always about drivers taking risks.

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