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Injured in a maritime accident? Don't let compensation sail away

As someone who works offshore importing and exporting goods, you likely spend much of your time out at sea and away from the solid foundation of land. While you may consider your job enjoyable and exciting, you may also know that certain injury laws do not apply to you. For instance, if you have been seriously injured in an offshore accident while working, you may not qualify for workers' compensation.

The hidden impact of a slip-and-fall accident

If you fell and suffered injuries, you may believe that your own clumsiness or inattentiveness was to blame for your accident. Due to either embarrassment or the belief that your injuries are not very serious, you may want to just move on, recover and forget that it ever happened. Unfortunately, it is not always that easy.

Some important facts about medical malpractice in Louisiana

Medical malpractice is a growing concern in America as aging baby boomers - individuals born between 1946 and 1964 -- create more demand on hospitals and doctors. Almost anyone who has entered a hospital for surgery has had the fear that something could go wrong with the procedure and long-term health complications could result.

Who Should Be Held Responsible For Distracted Driving Accidents?

The dangers surrounding texting and driving are staggering. According to the most recent study from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), at any given moment of the day across the country, 660,000 drivers are using their cellphones or electronic devices while driving. In just one year 3,179 people were killed and another 431,000 wounded by distracted drivers. And if that isn't bad enough, 18 percent of all crashes involving an injury and 16 percent of motor vehicle crashes that were reported to the police had distracted drivers involved.

What Happens When An Emergency Vehicle Causes A Car Accident?

Many car accidents are caused by drivers who are simply negligent in their road responsibilities. Normally, negligent drivers are everyday citizens, and a personal injury claim may be filed against them if they cause a car accident that results in injuries to another person. But what happens when the negligent driver is operating an emergency vehicle such as an ambulance?

What Not To Say To An Insurance Adjuster

After a car accident, the statements each driver makes to the insurance adjuster can have a huge impact on how the claim unfolds. During these stressful conversations, it is not surprising that some pretty bizarre things can come out of peoples' mouths.

Will Driverless Cars Cause More Problems Than They Solve?

They are coming. According to a recent article in the Times-Picayune, cars that can drive themselves in limited conditions will hit the roads within the next five to 10 years. Self-driving cars that can handle most conditions will be available within the next 20 years. But will this new technology cause more problems than it solves?

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