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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...

Trucking Regulations & Personal Injury: Holding Truck Companies Responsible for Over-Worked Drivers

May 1, 2015 by Dodson & Hooks, APLC

Fatigue can hit a driver at a moment’s notice. However, when that driver is hauling 10,000 pounds (or more) of sensitive freight at 60 miles per hour down the Louisiana highways, this problem can go from uncomfortable to deadly in the blink of an eye. According to a Large Truck Crash Causation Study performed by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, which compiled data relating to the role of alertness or fatigue in vehicle cr...

Offshore Traumatic Brain Injuries: A Plaintiff’s Guide to Recovery

Apr 24, 2015 by Dodson & Hooks, APLC

The state of Louisiana maintains one of the most active and productive offshore fishing and drilling industries in the United States. Ours is a state comprised of hardworking individuals unafraid of long hours or overnight work – which has unfortunately led to an influx of traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries impacting offshore workers. If you or a beloved member of your family recently experienced a brain injury and believe it may b...

Wrongful Death Lawsuits Involving Police & Government Entities

Apr 20, 2015 by Dodson & Hooks, APLC

With recent headlines replete with stories of police brutality, unarmed suspects and questionable procedural maneuvers, many are considering the extent to which government entities such as police or state-run hospitals should face liability (or immunity) for their role in the severe injury or death or another person. This article discusses a wrongful death settlement recently approved by the Baton Rouge city council involving allegations of ex...

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