Blog for our Lafayette Personal Injury Law Firm

Pedestrian Is Victim of Road Rage Shooting After Asking Driver to Slow Down

In an extreme incident of road rage in New Iberia, a man in the late hours of Saturday night was shot twice by a passenger of a white truck. The pedestrian victim in the road rage shooting was walking on New Horizons Drive. As the white pick-up truck flew past him going way over the speed limit, the pedestrian called out to it, saying “slow down!” The truck came to a stop farther down the road and a man emerged from the passenger side, firing two shots at the pedestrian before running away on foot. Thankfully the pedestrian survived the incident and is currently in recovery from his wounds.  Many victims of road rage suffer from emotional and physical trauma long after an incident gets out of hand. While the shooting is an extreme example of intentional intent to harm, road rage can lead to serious injuries even when the person…
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Who Is Liable for Offshore Oil Rig Accidents?

On February 6 of this year, Harvey Gulf International Marine of New Orleans employee Donald Leggett was working as a deck hand aboard the vessel M/V Harvey Spur. Without warning, Leggett suddenly took a strong blow to the head by a crane hook. Now, according to a lawsuit filed by Leggett, it appears that the employer may have been negligent, allowing a poorly supervised work environment to exist, which led to the accident. Not only that, but Leggett also claims that the vessel itself was not fit to leave port. The lawsuit seeks damages for emotional and physical pain, loss of wages, healthcare costs and more, totaling $5 million dollars. Employers’ Role in Providing a Safe Work Environment Companies that employ workers on oil rigs are responsible for the safety of their employees and must follow a long list of important procedures and practices. Oil rigs are highly dangerous work…
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Potentially Defective Security System Injures Louisiana Lawmaker

A new $5 million Capitol security system created unexpected trouble for Louisiana legislator Rep. Paul Hollis this week. Hollis, a Republican from Covington, was left slightly injured and a bit rattled while driving his vehicle through the exit of the Capitol parking lot. Just as he was passing over security pylons, which seemed safely underground, the pylons suddenly emerged from the ground, smashing through the front end of his Audi. The pylons are a security measure that keep unauthorized vehicles from entering the Capitol parking lot while still allowing pedestrians to walk freely into and out of the Capitol grounds. Hollis suffered a cut on the wrist, a broken wristwatch and a significantly damaged vehicle. Thankfully, he was not seriously hurt. As to who is paying for the accident, that question is still up in the air. As of Monday, a Division of Administration spokeswoman was not able to confirm…
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