Louisiana has a terrible reputation when it comes to safety for bicyclists, but a number of people would like to see that change. That's why the fourth-annual Bicycle Safety Festival is set to be held in Lafayette on June 1, directly across from the Federal Courthouse.
There are never any certain outcomes where the law is concerned. There are probabilities, statistics, the "voice of experience" and other factors that you can take into account when you make decisions as a case moves forward -- but the typical layperson needs to rely on their attorney for a lot of guidance.
There are a number of common birth injuries that are actually avoidable if a physician is alert to the signs that they could happen and takes the proper precautions during labor and delivery.
Ordinarily, if a hospital, nurse or doctor commits a grave act of negligence that seriously injures you or kills your loved one, you can sue for malpractice.
Whether you're out for an evening stroll with a loved one or navigating a morning commute to work, chances are you will encounter motorists at some point. There are certain areas in Louisiana and elsewhere that are more dangerous than others, such as intersections or high-speed highways with many lanes of traffic. While you wouldn't normally be walking on an interstate, you may indeed have to cross the street in a town if you're on foot.
There's no question about the fact that Louisiana has the second-highest auto insurance rates in the nation. The real question is why the rates are so high and what needs to change in the state's legal system to make things better for consumers.