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The 5 Warning Signs of Elder Abuse

May 22, 2015 by Dodson & Hooks, APLC

Our nation’s elderly deserve adoration, compassion and respect. Yet sadly, an estimated 1 out of every 10 elderly Americans is believed to endure some sort of abuse or neglect at the hands of caretakers. Amongst the elderly population suffering from the effects of dementia, the numbers are even higher. Furthermore, the National Center on Elder Abuse reports that only 1 out of every 14 instances of elder abuse is reported to law enforceme...

U.S. Authorities Arrest Greek Bulker Following Major Damage

May 20, 2015 by Dodson & Hooks, APLC

On April 13, 2015, U.S. authorities arrested the Greek bulker Privocean after it suddenly broke free of its moorings – causing extensive property and environmental damage along the Mississippi River. The event, which spanned just 45 minutes, resulted in damage to the downriver towing vessel Texas, followed by a final collision with the crude oil tanker Bravo. Furthermore, the Privocean is alleged to have caused...

Louisiana Family Sues Over Alleged Fatal Crosswalk Design

May 15, 2015 by Dodson & Hooks, APLC

On March 11, 2014, the life of a Harvey, Louisiana woman was tragically cut short while traversing a crosswalk on Manhattan Boulevard in Jefferson Parish. According to a recent wrongful death lawsuit filed by the decedent’s surviving children, the crosswalk lighting and signal systems are to blame for the incident, and both Jefferson Parish and the engineering firms responsible for installing the systems should take responsibility for the a...

Asleep at the Wheel: What to Do Following an Accident Caused by ‘Drowsy Driving’

May 8, 2015 by Dodson & Hooks, APLC

According to a risk assessment conducted by the National Sleep Foundation, as many as 103 million American drivers admit to falling asleep at the wheel at some point in their lives. Of this group, approximately 11 million motorists admitted to nearly causing – or actually causing – an accident as a result of their drowsy driving. Furthermore, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recently released the following appro...

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