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February 2018 Archives

What is anterograde amnesia?

Amnesia is a common plot device used by Hollywood to make movies and television shows more interesting. The idea of someone losing their memory can be romantic when put into a script, such as was done in the movie 50 First Dates. The type of amnesia in that storyline was anterograde amnesia. 

Why bring an attorney to the scene of a truck accident?

It is not always easy to know what to do after a car accident that involves a commercial truck. These experiences can cause devastating damage, and are rarely simple when it comes to settling claims of injuries and other losses. If a victim does not know how to protect his or her rights at the scene and is unable to collect important evidence, it may prove very difficult to build a successful claim and pursue fair compensation.

Helpful prevention techniques to protect you on a fishing vessel

If you are a fisherman in Louisiana, you may be well aware that your safety at work each day is heavily reliant on your vigilance in following protocols designed to keep you safe. Every time you embark on a fishing expedition, you are subject to the many risks of working on a vessel in the middle of the ocean. At Hale Law Firm, we understand the unique circumstances of the industry and have the tools to help those who may have been involved in a maritime accident.

How can workers prevent workplace accidents

When it comes to workplace accidents in the Lake Charles area, many workers do not realize the role they play. Usually, employers assume the blame when accidents occur that leave their employees hurt or dead. Though injured employees can receive workers’ compensation benefits, the pain, suffering, inconvenience and lesser standard of living are often not worth having to go through the process. 

What is respondeat superior?

It is hard not to feel somewhat intimidated whenever you pull alongside a large commercial vehicle in Lake Charles. Its massive size all but guarantees extensive damage if and when it is involved in a collision. After having been in such an accident, you are more than likely left with having to deal with enormous medical expenses as well as high vehicle repair costs. Who is going to help you pay for these things? 

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