Distracted driving accidents can be devastating for victims and their families, which is why they need to be aware of the legal protections available to them when harmed. A distracted driver may be held liable for the damages they inflict upon a car accident victim through a personal injury claim. When successful, a personal injury lawsuit can help victims of distracted driving-related accidents recover compensation for their physical, financial, and emotional damages.
There is a lot of attention paid to the hazards of drunk driving, but it's important to remember that alcohol is not the only substance that can render a person too intoxicated to drive safely. Louisiana law takes this into consideration with its law against Driving While Intoxicated, or DWI.
When we discuss motor vehicle accidents on this blog, we usually talk about personal injury lawsuits involving a negligent driver. The basic legal concept behind these cases holds that if a driver causes an accident through negligence, and someone else is hurt as a result, the injured party may hold the negligent driver liable for their damages. But what if you can't find the negligent driver? What if you were injured by a hit-and-run driver?
A car crash is a car crash, whether the cars involved are company vehicles or privately owned, but these two types of accidents can have important legal differences.
One good piece of news in the Louisiana Traffic Records Data Report for 2018 is that the number of traffic fatalities did not rise from its 2017 level. One piece of bad news: It stayed exactly the same.
In everyday life, the connotation of the word negligence is nothing but recklessness. In legal form it defines a situation in which a person fails to act in a careful manner which the person as a reasonable man should act and that results in somebody else suffering injury or damage of properties. Claim of negligence is the most standard form of personal injury lawsuit in the country. However, it is always complex to interpret negligence in a personal injury case as it involves a comprehensive legal examination of the elements of negligence in relation to scenarios involved in a particular case.
A Caddo Parish man has been arrested and is in jail in connection with a hit and run crash that killed a man from Natchitoches Parish. According to reports released by Sheriff's Office, the crash occurred on Louisiana Highway 117 near Vernon Wester Road in Provencal.
In many personal injury cases involving car accidents, it's apparent that the defendant acted negligently while the plaintiff did nothing wrong. In many other cases, both parties did something wrong. Can injured plaintiffs recover compensation even if they were partly at fault in their accident?
On the Fourth of July, people attended parties, watched fireworks, went to parades and festivals and more. However, because so many people are traveling during this time of the year, the Fourth of July weekend sees a significant number of car accidents. According to data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the Independence Day weekend was the "deadliest for driving" across the U.S. in 2017, with 531 fatalities resulting from 486 motor vehicle accidents.