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Louisiana personal injury: Victim of a mis- or missed diagnosis?

Every day, people in Louisiana and elsewhere seek out medical care because they feel it necessary. When one does this, there is always hope that medical professionals will be able to figure out and treat whatever is going on. Unfortunately, mistakes are often made, and some will end up with a mis- or missed diagnosis. When this happens and one suffers a personal injury because of it, he or she may have legal recourse.

Louisiana personal injury: 1 killed, several hurt in crash

Louisiana State Police are in the process of investigating a crash that left one person dead and four others injured. This incident occurred in Calcasieu Parish on July 16. While this event may have happened on the other side of the state, the lessons that can be learned from it can benefit anyone who has similarly suffered personal injury or loss.

Louisiana personal injury: PTSD and car accidents

A car accident is a traumatic experience to go through. Not only are physical injuries likely to be suffered, but emotional injuries may also occur. The mind of a person who goes through something horrible may react in a way that one does not expect as it tries to process and deal with what happened, and how it reacts is not always positive. A psychologically-related personal injury can have devastating effects, which is why the laws of Louisiana allow victims with such injuries to seek relief for any resulting losses -- under the right circumstances.

Louisiana state trooper suffers personal injury while on the job

Police in Louisiana recently arrested the woman they say is responsible for a car crash that left a state trooper injured. While the trooper was on duty when the accident occurred, workers' compensation will likely cover a lot of his or her losses. If this individual would like, it may also be possible to pursue a personal injury claim in civil court in an effort to seek further relief.

After a car accident, won't insurance take care of me?

Auto collisions that result in injury or serious loss happen every day in the state of Louisiana. You, like many other people, probably believe that insurance will take care of you if you are ever involved in a car accident. The truth is, insurance providers will do everything in their power to pay you as little as possible.

Louisiana personal injury: 2 hurt in auto-pedestrian accident

Despite frequent attempts to educate the public about the dangers of drinking and driving, on a daily basis, there are still quite a few people in the state of Louisiana who are found to be operating their vehicles while impaired. This behavior is not only dangerous for them, but it is also dangerous for the general public. Recently in Baton Rouge, two pedestrians were struck by an allegedly drunk driver. The victims of this case may be entitled to pursue personal injury claims against the party believed responsible in order to seek compensation for their losses.

Louisiana personal injury relief: Settlement versus litigation

Every day in the state of Louisiana numerous people are injured in auto collisions and various other accidents. The physical, financial and emotional costs to the victims of these events can be significant. This is why the law allows victims to seek relief for their losses. This is generally done through settlement negotiations or personal injury litigation.

Motorcyclist dead, passenger suffers personal injury in wreck

A collision between a motorcycle and an SUV left one man dead and a woman injured. This accident occurred Feb. 2, at approximately 1 a.m., in Denham Springs. The driver responsible failed to remain at the scene, but Louisiana State Troopers located and arrested her later that same day. With the responsible party identified, the surviving victim may pursue a personal injury claim in an effort to seek compensation for her losses and the family members of the deceased may also file civil claims in order to seek relief.

Did a truck driver on a cellphone cause you personal injury?

The day you or your loved one got into an accident with a semitrailer probably started out just like any other day. You had no idea what was coming your way or that your life was about the change forever. Then it happened. A distracted semi driver slammed into your vehicle leaving you or your loved one injured. According to the state of Louisiana, you may seek relief for any personal injury suffered. 

Suffer a personal injury at the hands of a drunk driver?

It seems impossible to go a day without witnessing or hearing of impaired drivers on Louisiana roads. Drunk driving is a real problem in this state and across the country. Anyone who has suffered any form of personal injury at the hands of a drunk driver may be entitled to seek compensation for their losses.


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