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The attractive nuisance doctrine

Like all parents in New Orleans, you likely feel at least a tiny bit of trepidation every time your kids walk out the door. You hope that they exercise good judgment and avoid placing themselves in potentially dangerous situations, yet you also understand that some of what they encounter while out at play may be too enticing for their inquisitive minds to ignore. Many parents have come to us here at Didriksen Saucier & Woods PLC after their kids have been involved in accidents involving attractive features wondering why nothing was done to protect their children from them. If this describes the situation you find yourself in, you might also question what sort of legal recourse may be available to you.

What happens next after you have a crash with a drunk driver?

In a city like New Orleans, it is no surprise that drunk driving enforcement is a high-priority. If you were involved in an accident, then a DUI conviction of the other party may be an important element in your case when it comes to getting the compensation you deserve for your injuries.

Woman claims poorly maintained parking lot caused injury

Dealing with an injury can be inconvenient, costly and time consuming no matter what the accident was that caused it. However, for people in Louisiana who have suffered a personal injury because of the carelessness or negligence of another person or party, the sting of being injured and having to pay money for the consequences can be even more frustrating and demoralizing. 

Working while sick and the risk of an accident

Workplace accidents have numerous causes, from inexperienced staff members to unexpected and unusual incidents that would have been difficult to anticipate. Sometimes, these accidents occur because a worker is sick, which can adversely affect their ability to perform their job duties safely in many ways. Not only do illnesses such as viral infections pose these concerns, but those who struggle with seasonal allergies and other health-related difficulties may also be more likely to cause a work-related accident.

Drug use and motorcycle crashes

Motorcycle collisions have many different causes, whether a motorcyclist is at fault or a reckless driver causes the accidents. High speeds, distracted driving and fatigue are some of the factors that play a role in the prevalence of these accidents. However, drug use is an especially concerning risk factor, and many motorcyclists have lost their lives in wrecks caused by intoxicated driving. In some instances, a motorcyclist may cause an accident because they are under the influence of drugs, but many motorcyclists have been hit by drugged drivers as well.

Examining some reasons for aggressive driving

A driver's behavior may be negatively influenced by their mental state, whether they experience a panic attack behind the wheel or decide to get in their car even though they are too drunk to drive safely. Moreover, some drivers are aggressive on the road, and this can increase the chances of a crash in many different ways. For example, an aggressive driver may have very little control over their emotions, which could cause them to become distracted from driving or even make abrupt moves on the road in an attempt to threaten someone driving another vehicle.

What should you know about traumatic brain injuries?

When you incur an injury in Louisiana, you may worry most about broken bones and sprains. However, sometimes the most dangerous wounds are the ones you cannot see, and it is important for you to recognize the signs of a traumatic brain injury so you can take action if you incur this wound.

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