Written by Guest Blogger on May 26, 2016Louisiana and New Orleans in particular see a significant number of storms and serious natural disasters. In fact, as many as 3,000 people have lost their lives to Louisiana hurricanes and tropical storms since 1837. Read more
Written by Guest Blogger on May 24, 201625.3% of Americans volunteered, contributing about 7.9 billion hours and a value of close to $184 billion to the economy. In Louisiana alone, there were 647,370 volunteers contributing 58.... Read more
Written by Irpino, Avin & Hawkins Law Firm on May 18, 2016Semi-truck accidents and car accidents are similar in many ways. Both can lead to devastating injuries, including head trauma, fractures, fatalities, spinal cord trauma and other serious injuries. However, if you make a claim resulting from a semi-truck accident, the compensation you are eligible for may be significantly different than if you sustained the same injuries in a typical car accident. The Differences Between Commercial Truck Crashes and Car Accidents Semi-trucks, tractor-trailers and other large trucks are typically commercial vehicles. Because they're much larger... Read more
Written by Irpino, Avin & Hawkins Law Firm on May 4, 2016Many types of injuries can occur due to toxic chemicals and exposure to these toxins. For example:
- Contamination of soil and groundwater due to chemicals and wastes can lead to cancers, birth defects and other serious illnesses. Contamination of water can also lead to outbreaks of E. coli and other illnesses.
- Exposure to black mold and other types of mold can lead to respiratory problems, migraines, allergic reactions and irritation.
- Asbestos exposure can lead to the development of a cancer known as mesothelioma. Mesothelioma usually occurs decades after exposure happens, attacking the... Read more