Car accidents generally involve vehicles colliding into each other. All around New Orleans small fender benders and car collisions that do not cause injuries happen with regularity and throw annoying delays into people's days. However, some accidents are so severe that not only do vehicles collide with each other but they also leave roadways and crash into other objects and landscapes.
Consumers entrust manufacturers and other businesses to provide them with safe products for their use. When they fail to do so and customers are injured as a result, they should be held accountable. What circumstances allow a consumer to impose such liability?
Those in New Orleans, Louisiana are familiar with waterways and the various forms of travel that occur on them. One of the more popular methods of maritime travel is by cruise ship. Like any method of transportation, cruises have their own inherent risks for passengers. Although many of the potential injuries may be considered minor, the more severe injuries may give rise to a potential claim for compensation.
After the massive oil rig spill near Louisiana's Gulf Coast a few years ago, many may be wondering if any new legislation has been passed. Related legislation could help regulate the health and safety of workers killed or injured on drilling rigs, citizens or the environment. As you may recall, BP was the company behind the spill which claimed the lives of 11 workers and spilled millions of gallons of crude oil into the Gulf of Mexico. The state of Louisiana has passed an interesting bit of legislation related to devastating incidents such as this.