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As a motorcycle owner, you understand that there are a few risks when you ride. However, if you take proper precautions, you should be able to feel safe when you climb on for a ride, right? Unfortunately, defects occur in these vehicles, just like cars. But, unlike cars, recalls are not always timely or easy to discover. Defective bikes or motorcycle parts may be caused by poor design, improper assembly, negligence on the part of the manufacturer and issues due to faulty maintenance or lack thereof....

The official time for trick-or-treating in the city of Alexandria, LA this year is Monday, October 31 from 5 p.m. - 9 p.m. This means many children will be out and about, darting in and out of driveways in hopes of filling up their bags up with oodles of yummy candy. Here at our Alexandria, LA law firm, we are devoted to keeping our Louisiana families safe -- not only on Halloween, but on every day of the year. To stress the importance of safety during Halloween, here...

The states that make up the United States of America may be joined under the umbrella of the federal government, but they also maintain their distinct identities in many ways. In recognition of those differences, every state has its own official flag, motto, bird, flower, and more. The 18th state to join the Union takes those differences one step further – Louisiana is the only one whose legal system is not based on English common law. Prior to its admission to the U.S., the area that...

Have you ever done something you regretted that led to a criminal charge or conviction?  In your youth, did you get a DWI or were you ever arrested for a drug charge or other crime for which you either pled guilty or had the charge dropped? Did you later wonder whether that arrest, charge or conviction was still on your record?  More than likely, any employer who checks your record will find evidence of such an arrest or conviction, and this past incident could be...

Having a colorful criminal history is generally not something that people are proud of, yet over one in four U.S. adults has a criminal record. Virtually impossible to hide, a record of unlawful behavior can have the effect of making it harder for individuals with checkered pasts to do things that others take for granted, such as rent an apartment, borrow money from a bank, or find a job. Earning money is a basic cornerstone for being independent, but most potential employers balk when they...

Louisiana is a special place, full of personality and uniqueness. We have the tallest state capitol building in the country and the longest bridge over water in the world. We are the only state in the union with parishes instead of counties and are the home of drive-thru daiquiri huts (of course, the debate over straw placement and open-container laws continues). The Pelican State is also the only one to exempt licensed establishments from liability for selling or serving alcohol to individuals who cause injuries...

Distracted driving is one of those alliterative phrases coined in hopes of bringing attention to a big problem. Generally defined as any non-driving activity that a motorist engages in while operating a vehicle, distracted driving increases the risk of a wreck. To maximize safety, drivers should be giving their full cognitive, manual, and visual attention to the task. Having our hands on the wheel and our eyes on the road promotes the safest environment when our brains are also completely engaged. Why do so many people...

The trucking industry has its own unique vocabulary. Terms like “float shifting,” “gooseneck lowboy,” “glad hands,” “deadheading,” and “bobtailing” are likely unfamiliar to most people. The last two have to do with the way a truck is operating, which can have a direct bearing on road safety. Deadheading means driving with an empty trailer, while bobtailing refers to driving the tractor/cab/rig without any trailer at all. Each situation comes with its own risks that can cause accidents. Bobtailing It might seem that a tractor would perform the...

When you’re headed out the door, you’re focused on your destination. You don’t think about whether your car or motorcycle is going to work; you just expect that it will. We’ve all had that moment of frustration when we’re greeted by an obvious problem – a flat tire, a dead battery, no gas. While such issues are disappointing, they aren’t dangerous, not like those that appear while the machine is in motion. When the difficulty involves a feature as fundamental as the braking system, the...

Having surgery can be a nerve-racking experience for even the calmest of patients; after all, during surgery you're putting your care, your health and even your life in someone else's hands, and having a doctor and surgical team you can trust is essential for calming the fears and anxieties that often go hand-in-hand with surgical procedures. The good news is, there are many skilled, competent doctors with plenty of experience in performing successful surgeries; the bad news is, medical errors still occur – and sometimes at...

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