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September 2014 Archives

Drop-side crib ban under product liability law

It's hard to imagine that a place that should be one of the safest for an infant can potentially be the most dangerous. This is true of certain types of cribs specifically designed for ease of access by the parent. There are several reasons that these cribs are deemed unsafe by the Consumer Products Safety Commission, or CPSC. There is a product recall on certain types of cribs because they are deemed unsafe.

Hit-and-run results in brain injury for Louisiana pedestrian

Car accidents do not always happen between two cars. Last month a Louisiana man was struck by a hit-and-run driver while the man was walking his bike across the street. Accidents like these typically result in serious injuries suffered by the pedestrian who is struck by the vehicle. Louisiana police are now searching for the person who struck the pedestrian and fled the scene.

How does admiralty law govern cruise ship injury?

Most Louisiana residents who board a cruise ship are looking for a fun vacation and a time to relax. People boarding cruise ships rarely think about what kind of danger they could be in or what kind of accidents could happen while on a cruise. Unfortunately, accidents on cruise ships happen often. It is good to know what admiralty law is and how it affects cruise ship passengers from Louisiana.

Product liability definition and types of product defects

Residents of New Orleans, Louisiana, are buying products in stores and numerous other locations day in and day out. Any product that is purchased could potentially be dangerous in one way or another. Some products are inherently dangerous, while others may be unexpectedly dangerous. When a dangerous product or defective product causes consumer injury or death, that injured party or his or her loved ones may be able to recover compensation. However, the ability to receive compensation hinges on the regulations set forth by products liability legislation.