Resources for personal injury victims.

MOST COMMON TYPES OF PERSONAL INJURY CLAIMS

Personal injury is the legal term for any injury to a person’s body, mind, or emotions. It is separate from injury to a person’s property. The most common types of personal injury claims are auto, motorcycle and truck accidents, work accidents, slip and fall accidents, product defect accidents, and medical accidents. If you are suffering from a serious injury due to an accident, contact us or call (504) 636-8710 to speak to an attorney today. Time is of the essence in these cases, so please do not delay.

US MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT STATISTICS 2010

In 2010, 32,885 people died in motor vehicle traffic crashes and around 2.24 million people were injured. Around 31% of these fatal accidents and injuries were the result of alcohol impaired driving involving a driver or motorcycle operator with blood alcohol levels of .08 g/dL or greater. There was an 8.7% increase in the number of people killed in crashes with 18 wheelers or large trucks. If you are suffering from a serious injury due to a motor vehicle accident, contact us or call (504) 636-8710 to speak to an attorney today. Time is of the essence in these cases, so please do not delay.

STEPS TO TAKE AFTER A CAR OR MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT

If you are involved in a car or motorcycle accident and suffer injuries, you should be aware that keeping any and all evidence is crucial for the protection of your rights. If you are suffering from a serious injury due to a car or motorcycle accident, contact us or call (504) 636-8710 to speak to an attorney today. Time is of the essence in these cases, so please do not delay.

ELEMENTS OF A PERSONAL INJURY CLAIM

There are four main elements of a personal injury claim. The first is the duty one person has to consider the safety of another. Duties can vary depending on the relationship between two parties. The second element is proof that someone breached a duty they owed to another. Third involves proving that an individual suffered an injury. The fourth element involves demonstrating that one person’s breach of their duty to another caused that person to be injured. If you are suffering from a serious injury due to an accident, contact us or call (504) 636-8710 to speak to an attorney today. Time is of the essence in these cases, so please do not delay.

LOUISIANA WORKPLACE INJURY STATS 2010

There were 104 fatal workplace injuries suffered in Louisiana in 2010 according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Types of workplace injuries include highway accidents, being stuck by objects or equipment, fires and explosion, and material moving. If you are suffering from a serious injury due to a workplace accident, contact us or call (504) 636-8710 to speak to an attorney today. Time is of the essence in these cases, so please do not delay.

WHAT IS THE JONES ACT?

The Jones Act provides special protection for people working on lay barges and other sea vessels including welders, rigger, mechanics or crane operators. These individuals are considered seamen because they contribute to the “mission of the vessel” and are considered “wards of the court”. These individuals are accorded special protection pursuant to the act and are able to assert claims against their employer for damages caused by negligence and are also entitled to maintenance and cure. If you need your Jones Act claim evaluated, please contact us or call (504) 636-8710 to speak to an attorney today.