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March 2020 Archives

Victims shouldn't have financial damages in wrecks

Semitrucks traverse the Baton Rouge area on a daily basis. With the Atchafalaya Basin bridge, I-10 and I-12 in the area, there are lots of challenging areas. These truckers must ensure they're awake and alert when they drive because parts of these routes, such as the ramp near Tigertown, don't leave much room for errors.

Can I file a medical malpractice lawsuit in Louisiana?

What rises to the level of medical malpractice varies by state. This crime is a type of negligence that generally involves a health care provider offering services that are below the standard of care. If that medical practitioner's actions result in their patient being either injured or dead, then the patient or their loved ones may be able to sue for damages.

Defective drugs can lead to manufacturers being sued

Drug companies have a duty to manufacture medications that are as safe as possible. Because no drug will have a prefect cure rate without some risks, the drug manufacturers need to alert the public to the possible negative reactions of the drug. This is done by placing a warning on the drugs.

Seeking compensation after a car crash

A person who is struck by a vehicle should do a self-evaluation to determine whether they feel they need emergency medical care or not. It is imperative that you get the care you need if you're in a crash. Even if you aren't critically injured, having an evaluation by a medical professional might be in order.

Baton Rouge among cities with the most St. Patrick's Day DUIs

It's safe to assume that if you're on the roads on St. Patrick's Day, you need to be on the lookout for drunk drivers. Regular drinkers and "amateurs" alike often get caught up in the festivities at their local bar or restaurant and overdo it -- whether on green beer or something really Irish, like Guinness or Jameson Irish Whiskey. Unfortunately, some of them then get behind the wheel.

Car accident victims should always receive medical screening

Car accidents are incredibly common, with hundreds of accidents occurring each day throughout the country. In some instances, car accident victims avoid a complete medical screening after an accident, for a number of reasons. Some victims do not feel any serious pain after an accident and prefer to wait and see if they feel better in the morning before seeing a doctor. Otters victims do not want to waste money on a medical screening to tell them that they don't have any serious injuries.

Many dangerous driving distractions don't involve cellphones

The dangers of using cellphones while driving have been well documented, and most states have laws against using hand-held devices while driving. Maybe that's part of the reason why just 14% of all distracted driving fatalities involve cellphones. So, what kind of distractions make up that remaining 86%?

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