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Escaped lion leaves zoo enclosure, kills intern

On behalf of The Law Offices of W.A. “Chip” Forstall, Jr. posted in Wrongful Death on January 10, 2019

Louisiana residents may have heard that on December 30, 2018, a lion escaped from a locked space at the Conservators Center located in Burlington, North Carolina, and killed a 22-year-old intern. The intern, a graduate of Indiana University, had been employed at the zoo for approximately two weeks when she was killed. The fatal event…

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Limo in fatal accident had safety citations

On behalf of The Law Offices of W.A. “Chip” Forstall, Jr. posted in Wrongful Death on October 17, 2018

Some people in Louisiana might have heard about a deadly limousine accident in New York on Oct. 6. The accident killed two pedestrians, the driver and all 17 passengers in the vehicle when it ran a stop sign and hit a parked SUV. In March, the State Department of Transportation cited the vehicle for brake…

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Court determines Home Depot. can be held liable for death

On behalf of The Law Offices of W.A. “Chip” Forstall, Jr. posted in Wrongful Death on May 02, 2017

Louisiana workers may be interested to learn that Home Depot Inc. was sued for negligence after a pregnant employee was murdered at an offsite event in 2012. The employee’s murderer, who had been her supervisor, was convicted of homicide and sexual assault in 2014. The company had argued that it was not responsible for the…

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Investigation of Louisiana bus crash undermines driver’s story

On behalf of The Law Offices of W.A. “Chip” Forstall, Jr. posted in Wrongful Death on March 03, 2017

The state police investigation of a fatal Aug. 28, 2016, bus crash that occurred on Interstate 10 contradicts the driver’s claim that the brakes failed at the time of the accident. The newly released report about the crash that hurt 40 people and killed three found that the breaking system on the bus was functional…

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Passenger fatally injured in Louisiana crash

On behalf of The Law Offices of W.A. “Chip” Forstall, Jr. posted in Wrongful Death on November 01, 2016

Louisiana State Police report that a 15-year-old male was fatally injured in a crash in Loranger when he was partially ejected from the right rear window of a Hummer on Oct. 22. According to news sources, an unlicensed 17-year-old driver was behind the wheel of the vehicle in which the deceased teenager was riding when…

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Louisiana man killed in head-on collision

On behalf of The Law Offices of W.A. “Chip” Forstall, Jr. posted in Wrongful Death on September 29, 2016

A 22-year-old Louisiana man was killed and two others were injured in a head-on collision in Ponchatoula on Sept. 19. The accident occurred just before 5 a.m. According to authorities, a 20-year-old man was driving a 2015 Toyota Scion west on Traino lane when he lost control of the car on a curve and crossed…

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School bus driver killed in pedestrian accident

On behalf of The Law Offices of W.A. “Chip” Forstall, Jr. posted in Wrongful Death on September 21, 2016

On Sept. 19, a Louisiana school bus driver was killed while walking to her bus to start her morning route. The 58-year-old woman was walking across the street near her home in Caddo Parish when she was struck by a Toyota Tercel that was traveling northbound on Mansfield Road. Following the accident, the woman was…

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Senator pushes for action on keyless ignition systems

On behalf of The Law Offices of W.A. “Chip” Forstall, Jr. posted in Wrongful Death on January 06, 2016

Louisianans who have vehicles with keyless ignition systems may want to learn about some potentially dangerous problems with them. Unlike keyed ignitions, many keyless systems do not have an automatic turn-off function when a person leaves their car with their key fob. The lack of an automatic turn-off feature on keyless ignition systems has led to deaths….

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