Residents of Lake Charles, Louisiana, might remember one of our previous posts about an accident involving a motorcycle and a car resulting in death of a couple riding a motorcycle. The accident occurred after a car, driven by a 62-year-old Calcasieu, Louisiana, resident suddenly turned in front of the motorcyclists on a local highway. The motorcycle driver could not stop and the couple was ejected from their bike.
A car accident can instantly change a victim's life. Injuries can lead to considerable pain and suffering, substantial medical bills and lost wages. When someone is killed, family members are left with grief and sorrow as well as financial losses. Fortunately, like every other state, Louisiana offers victims legal ways to seek monetary compensation for their losses. Even so, legal action after an accident can be difficult.
For almost every resident of Lake Charles, Louisiana, a car is a necessity. However, being a safe, law-abiding and responsible driver is also an important aspect that all people should remember while on the street. What many reckless drivers do not realize is that, even a momentary lapse of concentration, can easily lead to a car accident. Such car accidents may not only hurt the person whom the driver hits, but may also injure the driver. While some may be lucky to escape with minor fender-benders, others may not be that lucky.
Cell phones are devices that have many different uses. Calling and texting used to be the only communication that could be done, but now most cell phones have Internet capabilities and user-friendly applications for social media. This is changing how people communicate and how they use their cell phones on a daily basis.
Louisiana, like many other states, has had many problems with drivers texting or using a handheld cellphone while behind the wheel. Despite passing laws banning the practice, there were still several drivers taking their eyes off of the road. Legislators were concerned that there was a loophole in the laws that allowed drivers to post to social media sites, like Facebook or twitter while they were behind the wheel.