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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.

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.

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.

A lawyer can help seek compensation after a dump truck crash

Almost everyone in Louisiana has a near-miss story with a dump truck at one time or another. This can happen as a driver, a bicyclist or a pedestrian. Even people in their own homes might be frightened when one of these large vehicles whose mandate is to pick up trash, deliver construction materials, or cart heavy objects is speeding through the neighborhood. Those who have been involved in an accident with a dump truck and been injured or lost a loved one should be aware of their right to seek compensation in a legal filing.

Poll shows drivers realize risks of being a distracted driver

Encountering a distracted driver is one of the most frequent causes of a car accident in Louisiana and across the nation. This is an issue that is commonly discussed and research with lawmakers trying to formulate way to discourage the practice. Polls are taken to determine whether distracted driving is a matter of ignorance or it is something that people do despite understanding the risks involved. One recent poll indicates that an overwhelming majority of people know how dangerous distracted driving is.

Car accident victim on bicycle killed in hit-and-run crash

Bicyclists and motor vehicles must share the roads in Louisiana to make sure everyone remains safe. Since a bicycle rider is so fundamentally vulnerable, there is a substantial chance that there will be catastrophic injuries and fatalities no matter how cautious they are or what protective equipment they wear. These accidents can happen for many reasons. After car accidents, one thing is certain, drivers are required to remain at the scene to make certain that everyone is safe and if they are not, emergency personnel are called to help. If this does not happen and there are injuries or fatalities, a car accident victim has the right to seek compensation in a legal filing.

Car accidents could have been caused by popular game app

Distracted driving is a known problem in Louisiana and across the country. While most associate being distracted in today's world with people using their cellphones for a variety of purposes, one issue that is being considered as problematic for drivers to keep their eyes on the road is playing games. One that received significant attention was Pokemon Go. A new study has shown that this game might have been a significant factor in numerous car crashes.

Driver loses control and hits bicyclist in car crash

Many Louisianans prefer to get exercise when they go from one place to another. They will leave the car at home and use a bicycle. While this is beneficial for the person's health, can save money and is good for the environment, there is no doubt that regardless of the safety precautions that bicyclists take, they are notoriously vulnerable to injury and death in car accidents. When there is a car crash with a bicycle, and the bicyclist is injured or killed, the bicyclist and his or her family must be cognizant of what they will face in the aftermath and consider a legal filing to be compensated.

Certain demographics are more likely to be a distracted driver

Statistics can be beneficial to understanding why a car crash might have happened in Louisiana and across the nation. Since distracted driving is a problem that is so frequently referenced as a cause of auto accidents, studies are conducted to examine its circumstances. The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) states that 14 percent of crashes in the United States, and 12 percent of crashes throughout the world happen because of distracted driving. A new study into what leads to distracted driving shows that certain demographics may be more prone to the practice than others.

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