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February 2018 Archives

Latest stats show Louisiana workplace accident numbers improve

Workplace injuries can happen in any type of employment. It is imperative to understand how the statistics translate to workers' compensation claims. Information for previous years is slowly being assessed and calculated. A recent post discussed the improvement in the state's fatal work accident statistics. Also improving is the rate of non-fatal workplace injuries and illness. Despite that, there will inevitably be workplace accidents, injuries and illnesses. Those who are affected by this should understand their rights to workers' compensation.

Fatal accident statistics decline in U.S., but concerns remain

The sheer number of fatal accidents on the road in Louisiana and across the nation is a prevalent problem that is studied to determine how to prevent them. Regardless of the steps that are taken by law enforcement, car makers and governmental agencies, it is an unfortunate reality that accidents will still happen. Some of these accidents will result in fatalities. When people suffer the loss of a loved one in a fatal accident, having information as to the cause can be a key factor in filing a lawsuit to be compensated and should not be ignored.

Pedestrian injured in auto accident as car turns into crosswalk

Pedestrians in Louisiana are notoriously vulnerable to serious injuries and death in a car accident. In some instances, this is due to the driver not paying attention to the road, driving recklessly or operating under the influence. If a pedestrian is following all the traffic rules, watching where he or she is going rather than looking down at a device and walking in the crosswalk, then a pedestrian-car accident is unexpected and unnecessary. Considering all the problems that can come about after pedestrian-car accidents, those who have been injured should make certain that they understand how to seek assistance from a legal professional.

A moment of inattention could lead to a long-term injury

With more and more vehicles out on Louisiana roads each new day, the sheer amount of traffic you encounter as a driver can seem hazardous enough in its own right. While you may face little danger if everyone around you is focusing on the task at hand, unfortunately, this isn't always the case.

Study shows drowsy driving a common factor in car accidents

When there is an auto accident in Louisiana and across the nation, there are many different reasons why it might have happened. Today, it is instinctive to believe that a driver was not paying attention to the road and was distracted by a device. Another potential reason for a crash is a driver operating the vehicle while under the influence. While these are common factors, one that is also problematic is a drowsy driver. A recently released study indicates that an estimated one out of every 10 car crashes happens because of a drowsy driver.

Slight improvement in state's fatal accident work statistics

Regardless of the type of work a Louisianan does, there is a constant risk of there being a work-related accident and a fatality. Of course, some jobs are more dangerous than others, but accidents can happen in any career path. Whether they occur because of circumstances, negligence, recklessness or for some other reason is important to understanding the cause. This can also be crucial when the family left behind is considering a legal filing because of the loss of a loved one. Research is important to having a grasp as to why these incidents occurred. With that, it is wise to consider the statistics of a fatal accident on the job.

Head-on car crash kills 2 teens, injures 2 teens

An auto accident in Louisiana can happen for many reasons. Some of the most dangerous types of crashes are of the head-on variety. Regardless of the details of the crash, drivers are expected to stay at the scene and render aid to those who were also in the car crash. Unfortunately, some people do not adhere to this basic legal and human requirement and try to flee. Invariably, they are caught and will not only face the consequences of the accident, but also charges related to their attempt to escape. Those who were injured or lost a loved one in these car accidents must have a full investigation into the accident to assess the incident and consider seeking compensation in a legal filing.

Two killed, 2 injured in head-on auto accident near Lake Charles

Drivers in Louisiana will never expect to be involved in an auto accident when they head out on the road. Most will certainly have it in the back of their minds that it is a possibility, but few will think about it the entire time they are driving or riding in a vehicle as a passenger. The same holds true for people who see loved ones go out on the road. However, car accidents happen every day and they can cause catastrophic injuries and death. A car accident victim and the victim's family must make sure they understand the possible long-term ramifications of a crash and consider a legal filing to be compensated.

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