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Wife of man struck by cable van files wrongful death lawsuit

For as much as people dismiss them for entertaining so-called "frivolous" lawsuits, the civil courts are one of the most democratic institutions in our country. They allow ordinary citizens to stand on equal footing with massive, powerful corporations. In the civil courts, things like income, race, wealth, social standing and sexual orientation are checked at the door. It's a place where negligent individuals and corporations can be made to pay for their crimes, even when the criminal courts fail to do so to the satisfaction of the victims.

Aviation accident kills one, leaves four others injured

There's nothing on this planet quite like the feeling of flight. The exhilaration of taking off into the sky is only matched by the beautiful view of the earth from above. Of course, like anything involving high speeds and mechanical parts, there are inherent risks to flying or riding in a plane. There are always chances of a defect in a manufactured part or an oversight in maintenance that can cause a midair emergency. And, while most people think of private planes as the most common crashes, commercial crashes happen as well.

Suspected drunk driver behind fatal Louisiana accident

It's hard to believe, but even after all the warnings and stories of tragedy, people still choose to get behind the wheel after consuming alcohol. Sadly, their inebriation is the very thing that causes them to think that they are perfectly fine to drive. Once behind the wheel, there's no telling what havoc they'll wreak. That's why the newspapers are filled with stories of drunk driving accidents day in and day out.

New Orleans Inspector General finds city's DWI management wanting

As residents of the great state of Louisiana, we all know how dangerous it can be to drive the state's highways and byways. In fact, Calcasieu Parish is just a few hours from New Orleans, the city many consider to be one of the U.S.'s premier party destinations. And being a party destination means dealing with the prospect of sharing the road with drunk drivers. In light of this, you might think that our fair New Orleans would be tough on DWI cases.

Sadly, you'd be wrong. Ed Quatrevaux, the city's Inspector General recently released a report on The Big Easy's handling of DWI cases over the last several years. It's the Law Department's job to protect Louisiana citizens from the dangers of drunk driving and, according to the report, they've completely failed to do so.

What kind of compensation is available in personal injury cases?

When you suffer an injury as the result of someone else's negligence, you have a right to seek compensation from the responsible party. Most people think of personal injury compensation as pain and suffering, but there are actually a number of different categories for which a victim can ask to be recompensed. That's because the damages from an injury can affect a person's quality of life in a wide variety of ways.

Several injured as defective fireworks go astray at show

The Fourth of July holiday is a time for celebrating the freedoms we enjoy in this country and thanking the men and women who make it all possible. Of course, it wouldn't be the Fourth of July without fireworks. Most people love to set off fireworks to celebrate or go to their town's local fireworks show to revel in the patriotic atmosphere. For the most part, these shows go off without a hitch, but it's not uncommon to hear of events where a defective product turns a celebration into a medical emergency.

A look at the statistics on general aviation accidents

As time goes by and the technology gets better and better in the world of aviation, you would think that the frequency of plane crashes would have slowly decreased. And they have, but only in commercial aviation. General aviation accidents have increased dramatically over the last decade, according to data from the National Transportation Safety Board, which looks at 1,500 accidents per year.

Officials: eight deaths caused by defective airbags

When you rent a car from a car rental agency, you have a reasonable expectation that they maintaining the cars with the highest level of safety in mind. This can include getting necessary work done to the engine, installing new tires and responding to recalls for manufacturing defects. Of course, not all rental car companies are as responsible as others and that negligence can sometimes lead to injuries and even death.

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