Louisiana residents who are employed as maritime workers are covered under the federal Jones Act for their injuries suffered on the job. Under the Jones Act, maritime workers who are injured while at sea due to the negligence of their employer are allowed to file suit against the employer.
Louisiana residents may be interested to learn that certain days are much more dangerous for drivers than others. Studies show that the most hazardous days on the road are holidays, which encourage travel and alcohol consumption, but other days, such as Friday the 13th, are also strangely unlucky.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recommends that drivers only look away from the road for a maximum of two seconds. However, Louisiana drivers may be interested in learning that Liberty Mutual Research Institute for Safety finds that even such brief glances increases the chance of a crash.
Louisiana State Police report that a 19-year-old man is dead following an accident in St. James Parish on April 24. One other motorist involved was not seriously injured.
Mardi Gras is a day of fun and partying in southern Louisiana. Despite the fun-loving atmosphere of the day, it is still important that drivers operate their vehicles safely. Failing to do so can lead to serious accidents that cause serious injuries or even death. An accident on Mardi Gras afternoon claimed the life of a school system employee. The driver who was caused the accident has been indicted on a host of charges.
A deadly accident on a Louisiana highway has left a 55-year-old Opelousas man dead and a substantial number of other people injured. According to official reports, the crash happened at the intersection of U.S. Highway 190 and Interstate 49 at 9:30 p.m. on March 27.
Terrytown troopers said that a 2008 Chevrolet pickup truck had been crossing over the lines of the left and center lanes on Louisiana Highway 428 when a bicyclist was hit and killed near Peter Street. Continuing northbound, the pickup then crashed into a 2004 Chevrolet Monte Carlo.
A crash on Louisiana 631 left a woman dead and a man severely injured on March 19. According to a representative from the Louisiana State Police, toxicology tests were pending.
Louisiana troopers reported that a 24-year-old Marrero woman was killed while she was walking across a parking lot with her husband on March 7. The accident reportedly occurred around 12:00 p.m. on LA 45 close to Bourgeois Lane.
A Louisiana woman was killed in a two-car collision in Ouachita Parish on Feb. 26. The Louisiana State Police reported that the accident, which took place around 8 p.m., was still under investigation.