In the heart of Louisiana’s River Parishes, the recent fire at the Marathon Petroleum Co. oil refinery in Garyville has left residents reeling from the aftermath of a chemical release and fire. As black smoke billowed across the area, families within a two-mile radius were forced to evacuate, and concerns about health effects and property… Continue reading Legal Assistance to Victims of Marathon Refinery Fire in Garyville, Louisiana
Losing a loved one can be a devastating experience. It is especially difficult when their death was caused by the negligence or wrongdoing of another person. If you find yourself in this situation, you may have the right to file a wrongful death lawsuit to seek compensation for your loss. In this blog, our team… Continue reading How do I sue for wrongful death in New Orleans?
At Harmon, Smith & Vourvoulias, our experienced Louisiana personal injury attorneys have been helping clients face the aftermath of life-changing injuries for decades. We are often asked by our clients, “What should I do to pursue a personal injury claim?” We use a number of criteria in order to help you determine if you should… Continue reading What Should I Do To Pursue A Personal Injury Claim in Louisiana?
“Some 90 percent of [car] accidents involve human error. What if we can make this go away?” These were the words of Chris Urmson, the director of Google’s self-driving car project. The day when humans no longer drive cars may be sooner than we think and the concept of “driving while impaired” will be no… Continue reading Self-Driving Cars to Eliminate Human Error and Car Accidents?
As many news outlets reported last month, an explosion caused by a gas leak ripped through East Harlem on March 13 around 9:25am, killing 8 people and injuring dozens. The devastation was massive, leveling two buildings located at 1644 and 1646 Park Avenue in ruins, and the explosion caused tremors that could be felt for… Continue reading First Personal Injury Lawsuit Filed in East Harlem Gas Explosion
The Citi Bike program in New York City seems like a simple, helpful idea: provide rentable bikes with stations throughout the city to anyone who would like to ride. For three pedestrians, however, the parking stations have caused them great injury. According to a report from the New York Daily News, three people who claim… Continue reading Three Personal Injury Claims Filed against Citi Bike
Distracted driving, particularly driving while texting, talking on a cell phone, or using another electronic handheld device, is a serious problem affecting our nation today, causing thousands of deaths and hundreds of thousands of injuries every year. (According to Distraction.gov, the official government website on distracted driving, 3,331 deaths and 387,000 injuries were caused by… Continue reading Hands-free cell technology may not reduce distracted driving accidents
Technology has been a bit like Pandora’s box. It has brought us some really great things, such as making it easier than ever to stay in touch with people via cell phones, email, and social media. However, one of the negative things that has sprung from that box is a general decrease in privacy. If… Continue reading Social Media and Personal Injury Cases
Basically, personal injury involves suffering harm due to someone else’s negligence; the term covers a lot of different circumstances. Personal injury can include auto accidents, dog bites, falls, and much more. Generally, since the injury is due to someone else’s negligence, the person at fault or his or her insurance company should pay for your… Continue reading When should I get a personal injury attorney?
Thousands of women receiving transvaginal mesh surgical implants to treat stress urinary incontinence (SUI) and pelvic organ prolapse (POP) are now suffering from pain, bleeding, infection and other major complications. Many of the women injured by this product say that the conditions leading to their surgeries were nothing compared to the pain and suffering they… Continue reading Transvaginal mesh results in pain, injury and lawsuits