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J.R. Whaley

Rideshare Insurance: What Uber and Lyft Drivers Should Consider  

Those working for popular ridesharing companies such as Uber or Lyft might be putting themselves at considerable risk by only having personal auto insurance.   Ridesharing drivers are required to carry auto insurance that conforms with state law and then the […]

J.R. Whaley

The Final Tally — $17.2 Billion Estimated in Damages to Natural Resources from the BP Oil Spill

April 20, 2017 marked the 7th anniversary of the tragic BP Oil Spill.  That event cost 11 men their lives, seriously injured dozens, and caused billions of dollars in economic damages to businesses along the Gulf Coast.  But seven years later, […]

J.R. Whaley

Distractions Cause Record Number of Pedestrian Deaths

Walking might still be the safest way to travel, but a new report released by the Governors Highway Safety Association shows that the risks have increased significantly. There has been an 11% increase nationwide in the number of pedestrian deaths […]

Shannon Weidemann

Lawsuit Filed Against Baton Rouge for Fatal Accident

Several lawsuits have been filed against the city-parish of Baton Rouge for road conditions that caused a fatal car accident. On March 5, 2006 two men were killed and a woman suffered serious injuries. The accident happened on Sullivan Road near Sparkle Road. The Cantys’ lawsuit maintains the passenger side tires of Canty’s car went off the road because of “defective conditions and (road)…

Staff Writer

Nursing Home Death Being Investigated

The Louisiana state attorney general is looking into the death of a woman who passed away during an evacuation from Huntington Place Senior Community prior to Hurricane Katrina’s landfall. Thelma Wall, a resident of the nursing home, died on an unairconditioned bus used to evacuate occupants from the Chalmette facility, which has been sued for wrongful death four times since the year 2000. Two…