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October 2014 - Simien & Simien, LLC

Driver and Teens Identified in Breaux Bridge Crash

**UPDATE** Jeremy Abraham has been charged with 2 counts of vehicular homicide, 1 count of vehicular injury, reckless operation of a vehicle, driving without insurance, driving without a license, driving with an expired license plate, and no motor vehicle inspection sticker. He faces additional charges for resisting an officer and

Two Children Fatally Struck by Truck in Breaux Bridge Accident

Two children were killed and another critically injured in an early morning truck accident in Breaux Bridge. Sometime before 8 a.m. police were called to the scene of a truck accident on Martin Street near Babineaux Street. The truck ran off the road, struck a ditch and then a telephone

Can I File a Lawsuit against a Cruise Line?

Going on a cruise can be an exciting event as you and your family explore new countries and cities. Unfortunately, when an accident occurs or you become ill on board, it can lead to lifelong turmoil. In 2013, there were more than 20 reports of illness outbreaks on cruise ships

Senator’s Mother Passes Away From Crash Injuries

Nancy M. Claitor, the mother of Baton Rouge state Sen. Dan Claitor, unfortunately passed away late Wednesday evening follow her involvement in an auto accident on Airline Highway in Ascension Parish. According to troopers, the collision occurred around 12:30 p.m. on Airline Highway near Old Perkins Road on Oct. 18.

Louisiana Drilling Operations Lead to Accidents, Injuries & Fatalities

Drilling operations have created an economic boom as companies seek out the hundreds of workers needed to maintain their operations. Although these operations can help the local economy, workers face the risk of being injured on the job or even losing their lives. According to the U.S. Pipeline & Hazardous

Oil Price Drop Could Decrease Number of Onshore Rigs

In the past month, the price of crude has fallen by about 20 percent. Now, experts are saying that the number of onshore drilling rigs could diminish. Last week there were a total of 18 rigs drilling for oil onshore, but a year ago there were 26. The low cost

Louisiana Pipeline Spills and Ruptures are Damaging the Land

With dozens of hazardous material and gas distribution pipelines running below East Baton Rouge Parish, many residential homes and businesses are at-risk should a pipeline leak or rupture occur. According to the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), there are more than 67,668 miles of pipeline in Louisiana; see

Officials Say Louisiana’s Roads Need Serious Help

Approximately 62 percent of Louisiana’s state roads are considered mediocre or poor, and the state’s roads are considered the worst among 13 states. Nevertheless, the question of whether or not a special state panel will actually recommend sweeping or modest highway fixes remains unanswered. According to former state Department of

Car Crashes into Baton Rouge Dental Office

Two people were sent to a local hospital after a vehicle crashed into a dental office in the 4400 block of Bluebonnet Boulevard just before 11 a.m. on Tuesday. According to the East Baton Rouge Sherriff’s Office, the elderly driver accidently hit the gas pedal and went through the front

Surface Damage Clauses in Mineral Leases – What You Need to Know

When a company approaches you to request drilling into your land for minerals, many landowners will jump at the chance to make some extra money through an oil and gas lease. Unfortunately, failing to read the fine print can sometimes lead to trouble. Depending on where you live, ownership rights