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Does a driver have to have a BAC of 0.08 to be dangerous?

After a long day at work, you may stop at your local hangout for a drink with friends or go to your favorite restaurant for dinner with family and have a drink. You know better than to drink too much since you don't want to drive drunk.

While this is a good strategy, you still need to remain aware of how alcohol affects you. Even one or two drinks could jeopardize your ability to drive safely. Even if your blood alcohol concentration does not exceed 0.08, which is the legal limit here in Louisiana, you may still have a dangerous impairment.

Asbestos injury: When illness and workplace intersect

When you hear people talk about asbestos, it might sound like something out of the dark ages. In fact, many Louisiana readers might think asbestos is a specific product or item. It's really a combination of six naturally occurring minerals. These minerals form bundles of fibers. They are microscopic but are useful in manufacturing and industry once they are separated into thin, threads. These threads are highly durable and typically heat resistant and flame retardant.

You can discuss the scientific components and qualities of asbestos all day long. You'd still have no way to know if you are exposed to it at home or in the workplace unless someone certified to do so would test the air where you live or work to detect its presence. Sadly, many employers are aware of asbestos problems but fail to tell their employees or properly train them and provide equipment to keep them safe.

Work accidents: Why people working on oil rigs are at great risk

If you or one of your Louisiana loved ones works in the oil and gas platform industry, you've likely had discussions in your home regarding the dangerous nature of such work. While there are often lucrative opportunities available in the oil rig field, it's also known to be one of the riskiest professions concerning personal injury.

Within the oil rig industry, there are many lines of work. What your specific duties happen to be, as well as other circumstances and issues, determines how great a risk you face every time you enter the workplace. As in all other industries, some jobs are more dangerous than others. Your employer's role is significant regarding your safety. Your employer must provide proper training and safety equipment.

Determining Liability for a Merging Accident

proving-liability-for-merging-accidents-blog.jpgMerging onto the freeway or another busy road is a high-level driving technique that requires a driver to maintain the speed of traffic and pay close attention when approaching multiple lanes of traffic. Unfortunately, many drivers do not know how to merge in a safe manner and cause merging accidents that can result in serious injuries and substantial property damage.

Simien & Simien Nominated for Best of the Teche Award for 2019

vote-counts-blog.jpgWe are pleased to announce that our firm has been nominated again for The Daily Iberian's 24th annual Best of Teche Reader's Choice Awards. These awards honors local businesses throughout New Iberia for the phenomenal services they provide.

Pre-Existing Conditions and Personal Injury Claims

preexisting-form-pen-blog.jpgThere is high probability that an accident can further aggravate and cause harm to your pre-existing condition. Unfortunately, most insurance companies do not have this in mind when determining the value of damages. Insurance companies frequently try to use a pre-existing condition to lower the value of an accident claim. However, there are various factors that go into this consideration.

Timeline of Filing a Personal Injury Lawsuit

injured-wheelchair-nurse-blog.jpgIf you have been injured in an accident caused by another person's negligence, you may be considering filing a personal injury lawsuit. Though every case is unique, there are some core elements that will likely be involved. Below, we outline the process for you so that you will be ready to take on your personal injury lawsuit with assurance.

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