With property ownership comes a lot of responsibility. Sure, there is maintenance and upkeep to ensure the home is comfortable for the owner, but it is also critical that the premises in maintained in a way to ensure safety for those who may enter the property. As this blog as discussed in the past, those who invite individuals onto their property, including businesses, have a duty to routinely inspect, identify, and remedy any hazards on their property. But what about characteristics of a property that may be inherently dangerous to a child, but are not "hazardous" in the traditional sense?
Law enforcement officials serve a critical role in keeping New Orleans' neighborhoods safe. From patrolling and investigating reports of crime to ensuring that the roads are safe for drivers and their passengers, police officers wear many hats within the community. It is always tragic when an officer is injured or killed in the line of duty, and just recently one of New Orleans law enforcement veteran's sustained serious injuries in an on-duty incident.
Louisiana residents that are injured by a dangerous or defective medical device may be entitled to seek damages under a products liability claim. Such devices include surgical implants, prosthetic devices and hearing aids, among many others. Products liability claims can be complex, however, so those pursuing such a claim should ensure that they have appropriate evidence and testimony to support their assertion.
Pedestrians are in a vulnerable position on the road. This can lead to more serious injuries to pedestrians if they are involved in a motor vehicle accident. It is therefore incumbent on drivers to be attentive when operating their vehicle, but also for pedestrians to watch out for their own safety.
Motor vehicle accidents are an inherent and unfortunate aspect of driving. The effects of these accidents are exacerbated when one of the vehicles involved is a commercial truck. The relative size of a truck compared to standard passenger vehicles creates the potential for severe injuries for those involved. It is therefore incumbent upon all drivers, especially truck drivers, to focus on the safe operation of their vehicle at all times while on the road.