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Drowsy driving from changing clocks can spark car accidents

For Louisianans and people across the U.S., the spring time change when the clocks are moved an hour forward to gain an hour of daylight might seem to be a minor issue. Many see it as a small adjustment with the inconvenience of a lost hour of sleep, but it takes a short time to grow accustomed to it.

Pedestrian accident fatalities the highest in three decades

Most Louisianans understand the need to be cautious when walking near streets. Given the number of distracted drivers, motorists who are under the influence, and reckless or negligent driver, there is always a chance that a pedestrian-auto accident will occur. Statistics regarding pedestrian accidents and fatalities give a sense of the scope of the problem.

Auto accident deaths surpass 40,000 for third year in a row

Increased road safety is important to Louisianans and people across the nation. To determine how to achieve this, research is critical. While technology is improving and law enforcement and legislators have more information at their disposal to determine strategies to improve safety, there are still a significant number of auto accidents resulting in personal injury and death. Research from the National Safety Council (NSC) showed just how common fatal auto accidents have been and continue to be.

Auto accident statistics for trucks stay flat even with new rules

With so many semi-trucks on the road and the potential hazards they can cause, these commercial vehicles and their operators face additional government rules and regulations. Safety measures are constantly implemented in an attempt to reduce the chance of these crashes, but it takes time to determine how successful they are.

Distracted driving becoming more prevalent

Louisianans are reminded regularly of the dangers of distracted driving. The prevalence of auto accidents caused by distracted drivers is worrisome and studies have been conducted to determine if various strategies impact this driver behavior. Those who have been involved in a car crash should determine whether it was because of a distracted driver, as this can be critical when filing for compensation.

Pregnant woman hurt in car crash when vehicle runs into Starbucks

Louisianans who are on the road in any capacity -- as a driver, cyclist or pedestrian -- will know there is a possibility of being in an auto accident. These accidents can lead to injuries and fatalities and despite the likelihood that it will not happen, when it does, people must be aware of what they might face in the aftermath. When people are in a store or even in their own homes, they are certainly not thinking they will suddenly be injured in a car crash. However, it does happen when a driver goes out of control and crashes into the building. Those who are hurt or lose their lives in this type of crash should be even more cognizant of the potential damage they can face and think about a legal filing for compensation.

Alleged drunk driver rear-ends rideshare vehicle, injuring driver

Lake Charles residents and Louisianans overall are aware of the dangers of driving under the influence. One way to avoid the risks and consequences of DUI is to use ride-sharing services. The idea is to let someone else do the driving. While this is a wise step for would-be drivers, one factor that is out of the person's control is if there is a drunk driver on the road and they encounter such a driver. An auto accident because of a drunk driver can result in injuries and death. Whether the victim is a person who is driving for a living or is a passenger in a ride-sharing vehicle, it might be necessary to consider a legal filing to be compensated.

Soft tissue injuries warrant compensation after an accident

When there is an auto accident in Lake Charles and anywhere in Louisiana, the injuries that are obvious are believed to be the worst and warrant significant compensation in a legal filing. However, some injuries are harder to detect, but can still have a severe impact on a person's life and make it necessary for them to file a lawsuit. Soft tissue injuries fall into this category. Although they are not as clear to the naked eye -- and are often missed by medical professionals in the immediate aftermath of an accident -- that does not diminish their importance. For people who are suffering from soft tissue injuries, legal assistance is crucial to receive adequate compensation.

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