Defective products and recalls are not synonymous terms: the former is often the result of an absent or ineffective recall; the latter is a process initiated by a manufacturer when a product poses a public safety risk.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), onshore and offshore oil and gas extraction industries have a collective fatality rate seven times higher than all other U.S. workers.
Texas, Oklahoma, and Louisiana are overrepresented by oil and gas extraction fatalities; however, the public rarely hears about these accidents unless a significant disaster occurs.
Cell phone use while driving is a problem in Louisiana: according to one report, nearly half of all drives in Louisiana include unsafe phone use—that’s more than any other state.
When drivers get distracted, people get hurt. And when people get hurt in Louisiana, the lawyers at Cox, Cox, Filo, Camel & Wilson can help. Our car accident attorneys know how devastating a crash can be, especially one caused by a distracted driver.
Below, we’ve outlined state texting laws as well as important facts and statistics to underscore the importance of focused driving.
Taking on a corporation to receive compensation for an injury is as intimidating as it gets. Pharmaceutical and consumer product companies seem to have an endless supply of resources to suppress and dismiss individual cases.
So, what are people supposed to do if they’ve legitimately suffered harm?
Class actions and mass torts are common procedural actions used to implement corporate change or discipline on behalf of large groups of victims. In theory, these actions help expedite court cases and ensure individual victims receive fair representation.