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October 2017 Archives

Texting and driving lead driver to crash into motorcycle

In Louisiana and across the nation, the dangers of texting and driving are known. Law enforcement and legislators are seeking to determine how best to convince people that they should not use their smartphones for any reason while behind the wheel. Unfortunately, drivers continue to believe they can multitask or that being a distracted driver is not that risky. The reality is that in today's world, when car accidents occur, the first thought is that it was due to a distracted driver. Those who are injured or have lost a loved one in a crash must make certain there is a full investigation as to the cause so they can use it as part of a legal filing for compensation.

New, teen drivers at high risk for fatal auto accidents

Getting a driver's license is one of the most exciting moments in their lives for teens in Louisiana and across the country. However, other drivers are aware of the dangers that teen drivers pose. Teen drivers are inexperienced, may believe they can multitask by texting and driving and the may simply make mistakes. Researchers are studying the risk factors for teen drivers and found that teens are at high risk for being involved in a fatal auto accident.

Workplace accident on oil rig injures seven, with one man missing

Some jobs in Louisiana can be risky for workers and an accident can result in severe injuries and even death. Those who work in these types of jobs will rarely complain about them and can put aside the dangers they are confronted with on a regular basis. However, that does not mean that they or their families can forget about it entirely. This comes to the forefront when there is a workplace accident and workers suffer injuries and death. Knowing the process to receive workers' compensation becomes vital when there are lost wages and medical expenses to consider.

Good Samaritan hurt in Lake Charles hit-and-run car crash

When there is a car crash in Lake Charles and throughout Louisiana, those involved are expected to stop to ensure that people are uninjured and call for help if they are. It is unfortunate that some do not adhere to this ethical duty after car accidents. A hit-and-run auto accident makes it more difficult to garner information about the circumstances and, as with any accident, it can result in injury and death. In a hit-and-run crash, the car accident victim must remember to protect his or her interests.

What is the cause for the rise in number of pedestrian accidents?

Louisiana residents who opt to walk for transportation do so for many reasons. It's good for health purposes, it's free, and for many commuters, it is the easiest way to get from one place to another. Walking is the oldest form of transportation, yet in an age of distraction, it is quickly becoming one of the most dangerous. 

Study shows unexpected causes of being a distracted driver

As technological advancements are made, drivers in Louisiana and across the U.S. should be aware of the negatives that can accompany them. By now, it is well-known how risky it is to be a distracted driver or to encounter one. Oftentimes, this is thought to be related to a driver texting and driving or using a smartphone for other purposes. However, research states that there are other distractions and they are installed in the newer vehicles as an extra amenity that is intended to increase safety.

Number killed in a fatal accident in traffic rose in 2016

Louisianans should not only be aware of the dangers on the road, but also the statistics of how and why people are injured and killed in an accident on the road. Researchers examine the numbers of people who are in a fatal accident on the road to determine the cause and formulate strategies to decrease them. The numbers for 2016 have been analyzed, and it was found that there was a rise in deaths.

Motorcycle-car crash claims life of off-duty policeman

There are always numerous motorcycles present on Louisiana roadways. Most drivers of conventional vehicles are keenly aware of them and maintain safety by sharing the road. However, some drivers do not pay as close attention as they should, make illegal or reckless maneuvers, or simply do not see the motorcyclists. This can lead to motorcycle-car accidents. Given the vulnerability of motorcyclists, these accidents can cause substantial damage and even death. A lawyer can help a family to deal with the aftermath.

A lawyer can help after injuries or death due to surgical errors

Having a surgical procedure in Louisiana can be a frightening experience for the person having the surgery and their family. While most surgeries are performed successfully by the medical staff and surgeon, there can unfortunately be instances of surgical errors that lead to injuries and death. This is true whether it is a minor procedure or a major one. If a person has suffered an injury, illness or condition after a surgery and suffered damage or even died, it is important for the person and his or her family to understand their rights to pursue a lawsuit.

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