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November 2015 Archives

Injured seaman brings claim against employer in Louisiana

A man recently brought a lawsuit in Louisiana against his employer for injuries he allegedly suffered while working on a tugboat. The man alleges he suffered injuries while working on a tugboat and accuses the owner of the tugboat and the barge of negligence and maintaining an unseaworthy vessel. According to the lawsuit, while the man was transferring from a tugboat to an equipment and materials barge he slipped and fell, allegedly suffering permanent and disabling injuries. The man's right knee was injured which required multiple surgeries and he was also injured generally according to the lawsuit.

What duties do property owners have for safety?

As the saying goes, every one's home is his or her castle, but this doesn't mean that the reach of the law ends at one's property line. Under Louisiana law, landowners have certain duties to maintain their property so as to prevent accidents and injuries. If you are visiting someone else's property when you are injured due to a dangerous condition, you may be able to hold the property owner liable for your damages.

Liability and damages for defective vehicle claims

Products that are unsafe or defective can have widespread impact if they are put on the market for consumers to use. New Orleans consumers are often unaware that a product is defective until it is too late, and they have been severely injured by it. This is the case for many products, including motor vehicles. Based on their prevalent usage, high speeds and the fact that they contain gasoline and electronics, motor vehicles can pose a significant danger if they are not designed or built properly.

Man killed in accident on drillship off the Louisiana coast

Personal injury or wrongful death claims are complicated when they occur on land. They become even more complex when they take place on the sea. Such injuries include those injured on cruise ships, recreational boats and even those injured on drilling rigs.