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Commercial Fishing in Louisiana: A Dangerous Business

November 9, 2017 Maritime 0 Comments

Louisiana is home to many commercial fishermen. Fishing, from shrimp boats to oystering to catching snapper and grouper, is highly important to the economy of the state. But it’s also highly dangerous for the men and women who do it. Fatality Rates for Commercial Fisherman: 29 Times Higher than the National Average

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Boating Under the Influence in Louisiana: Risks and Penalties

November 3, 2017 Maritime 0 Comments

We all love a pleasant day out on Bayou State waters. Despite the freedom you feel in the open waters, it’s important to obey maritime law and avoid operating a boat while drinking. According to a 2016 report by the U.S. Coast Guard, alcohol is the leading contributing factor in fatal boat accidents – even greater than operator inattention, driver inexperience, improper lookout, speeding, and machinery failure.

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How to Fix a Pothole – and Why You Should

November 2, 2017 Slip And Fall 0 Comments

Louisiana’s pothole problem is no secret; at least one online drivers’ magazine has listed New Orleans among the top 10 American "worst pothole cities". Potholes do not appear instantaneously. As the physical damage grows, so does the cost of repair. For business properties containing an asphalt parking lot, early maintenance and repair can save significant time and money.

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Chiropractic Treatment for Spinal Cord Injuries

November 2, 2017 Personal Injury 0 Comments

When it comes to treating certain types of spinal cord injuries, some patients may benefit from chiropractic treatment. Although there are many causes of traumatic spinal cord injury, motor vehicle accidents and falls are two of the most common. When the spinal cord is compressed, twisted sideways or pulled, this can impair blood supply, stretch tissues, pinch nerves and damage ligaments, bone and discs.

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