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Help for victims of distracted drivers

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.

It's not just alcohol that can make drivers unsafe

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.

What can I do if I was injured by a hit-and-run driver?

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?

Proving fault in a negligence lawsuit

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.

One dead, driver arrested after hit and run crash

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.

Can I recover compensation if I was partly at fault?

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?

Fourth of July weekend can be deadly for Louisiana motorists

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.

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