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January 2015 - Simien & Simien, LLC

Police Officer Injured in Five-Car Accident in LaFayette

A LaFayette police officer was directing traffic at Our Lady of Fatima School when he, and two civilians, were injured in a five-vehicle crash on Johnston Street. According to police spokesman Corporal Paul Mouton, a Chevrolet Tahoe was traveling north on Johnston Street and struck a car that was leaving

Car Seat Installation Safety Tips for Parents

Seven out of ten kids in child safety seats are not properly restrained, which means they are at an increased risk of being injured in a motor vehicle accident. When car seats are used properly, they can reduce the risk of an infant death by more than 70 percent, and

LaFayette Officials Think More Can be Done to Curb Drunk Driving

Despite recent changes to drunk driving laws that went into effect in Jan. 2015, Lafayette officials are exploring what more could be done to curb the number of people who drive drunk. The new law provides judges, prosecutors and defense attorneys with a clearer understanding of what is required when

Safety Tips to Prevent Pedestrian Traffic Accidents

Pedestrian accidents across the nation have been on the decline, but each day hundreds of pedestrians are injured in a traffic-related accident. The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention estimate that every two hours, a pedestrian dies from injuries in a traffic accident. The rate of pedestrian death actually increases

Texas Prison Bus Skids off Highway, 10 People Killed

Eight inmates and two correctional officers were killed when a prison bus skidded off an icy Texas highway, slid down an embankment and collided with a freight train on Wednesday, Jan. 14. The bus, carrying the prisoners to Sanchez Prison in El Paso, was not equipped with seatbelts and the

What is the Personal Injury Claim Process?

A personal injury claim usually begins after someone suffers an injury, whether it is from a slip and fall accident or by a defective product. Accident and personal injury lawsuits can take many forms, but the basic stages of a personal injury claim usually remain constant. First and foremost, there

Deadline for Filing BP Settlement Claim Set for June 8

This year will mark the beginning of what many residents and business owners hope will be the end of the BP saga. People and businesses who lost money because of the 2010 oil spill have until June 8 to file a claim. The deadline was extended in April 2014 by

12- YO in Critical Condition after Being Hit by Car

A 12-year-old boy walking to school Wednesday morning in Baton Rouge is in critical condition after being struck by a motor vehicle. According to police spokesman Cpl. L’Jean McKneely Jr., a 27-year-old woman driving on Evangeline Street near North Foster around 7:30 a.m. lost control of her vehicle, swerved off

Three Killed, Two Injured in Livingston Parish NYE Accident

Shortly after leaving a New Year’s Eve function at their church, the Chisolm family was involved in a head-on collision that led to the deaths of three people while two others were hospitalized with injuries. Around 8:15 p.m., a Mazda sedan driven by Trinity Kiger crossed the center line of