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Distracted driving laws lower motorcycle fatal accident stats

Motorcyclists are frequently spotted on the Louisiana roads. While drivers will generally do whatever they can to maintain safety for the rider, some do not pay attention to the road. Distracted driving remains one of the biggest dangers drivers, bicyclists and pedestrians will face. While lawmakers try to deal with the issue, it is important to keep track of studies regarding how distracted drivers can cause a fatal accident. With motorcyclists, this is especially problematic. A recent study indicates that the number of fatalities with motorcyclists is worse in states where there is no ban on using cellphones while driving. This could be important for those who have lost a loved one in a motorcycle crash and want to file a wrongful death claim.

One dead, two injured in head-on fatal accident in Lake Charles

When drivers are following all the laws and adhering to good safety practices, they stand a better chance of getting to their destination without being in an accident and suffering injuries and wrongful death. However, even when people are behaving responsibly, motor vehicle accidents can happen without warning. Sharing the road with others is a necessity and there is an unspoken expectation that drivers will try to be safe not just for themselves, but for others on the road. Unfortunately, distracted driving, recklessness, driving under the influence and negligence can lead to a crash with injuries and death. Those who have been hurt or suffered the loss of a loved one in a motor vehicle accident must think about their future and consider a legal filing for compensation.

Fatal accident kills Louisiana worker

It is a difficult situation to deal with when any Louisianan suffers the loss of a loved one in an unexpected way. This is true if it is a sudden illness, a medical error or if it is an accident. These accidents can happen in any circumstance, but when it occurs while a person is at work, it is especially hard as it is often due to negligence or mistakes on the part of another worker or because there is faulty equipment. When a person has died while on the job, the family will have a lot to consider and it is imperative to have legal assistance to think about a wrongful death lawsuit.

Family suffers loss of a loved one after fatal head-on accident

When driving along the road in Lake Charles and throughout Louisiana, even the most cautious and alert people are not expecting another vehicle to veer into their lane. When the vehicle comes from the other side of the road and is heading in the wrong direction, there are few places to go even if the driver has the quick reactions to try and avoid an accident. With a head-on crash, the chances of severe injuries and fatalities are substantial. There is rarely a reasonable explanation as to why a vehicle goes into the opposite lanes and drives into traffic, so when there is a crash, those who have been hurt or the family of a person who died must remember their rights to seek compensation.

Accident kills trusty on work release, injures another

A fatal accident can happen to anyone in Louisiana regardless of who they are, what they do and the circumstances under which they were in the accident. These can be work accidents, car accidents, a medical mistake and in many other situations. One common denominator in just about every one of these incidents is that there will be a family left behind who will need to move forward without their loved one. No matter how and why it happened, having legal assistance to consider a wrongful death legal filing is crucial.

Prisoner dies in fatal accident while on work release duty

In Louisiana, it is an unfortunately common occurrence for people to be injured on the job. The type of jobs in which people suffer injuries can vary, and even jobs that are not considered very dangerous can have accidents with injuries and fatalities. Some jobs are known for the risk the workers face when they do them. That includes law enforcement, emergency responders and construction workers. When there is a work accident and a loved one has suffered wrongful death in the incident, the family must ensure they are fully protected by discussing a legal filing with a qualified attorney.

Fatal accident statistics show Louisiana bicyclists at high risk

Louisianans who get around via bicycle are saving money, helping the environment and keeping themselves in shape. It can be hard to envision how there can be negatives associated with the activity and its accompanying benefits, but people who head out on a bicycle in the state should be aware of the dangers. According to a recent analysis, Louisiana is second in the U.S. for fatal bicycle accidents.

Pipe manufacturer employee dies in workplace accident

Certain jobs in Louisiana carry with them a significant amount of risk to workers. Others might seem relatively safe. Regardless of the type of work a person does, there is always the chance that there will be an accident with injuries. In a worst-case, these injuries can be fatal. For those who have suffered the loss of a loved one in a fatal workplace accident, the immediate aftermath will entail the emotional effect of an unexpected death. Other issues will quickly come to the forefront, including lost income, lost companionship and more. Although, it is difficult to think about, a wrongful death lawsuit can help to recover compensation.

Pickup turns into motorcyclist's path leading to fatal accident

Regardless of how cautious Lake Charles motorcyclists are when they are on the road, their vulnerability to being injured or facing a wrongful death incident in an accident is inherent and well-known. Because they are on a smaller vehicle that drivers of conventional vehicles will have the propensity to miss if they are not paying strict attention, accidents because of negligence or recklessness can occur and lead to significant damage. When there is a motorcycle crash and it leads to death, it is imperative that the family of the deceased person understands their rights to seek compensation in a legal filing with help from a qualified attorney.

Pedestrian hit by car in front of store dies in fatal accident

Lake Charles residents must stay aware of pedestrians. There are other locations where pedestrians are at an increased risk. But, wherever a person is hit, it can lead to severe injuries or a wrongful death. For people who have been hurt or lost a loved one in a fatal accident, a law firm that is experienced in investigating pedestrian accidents in any location can help with pursuing compensation.

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