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.
No matter how skillful a driver may be or how carefully insurance coverage for a motor vehicle is chosen, consequences from motor vehicle accidents in Louisiana are inevitable. Distracted and drunk drivers on the road continue to cause accidents due to negligence. There is a possibility that these distracted drivers are uninsured or underinsured. In such cases, one way car accident victims may be compensated for medical expenses if they carry liability coverage.
Accident victims often end up suffering more than just the physical pain of their injuries. Of these injuries, a spinal cord injury is one of the most unfortunate, because it can cause temporary or even permanent disability and partial or complete paralysis to the victim even if the victim is fortunate enough to survive.
A spinal cord injury can totally change a person's life anywhere, including in Louisiana. Victims of accidents can become wheelchair-bound or suffer paralysis as a result of their injuries. Sometimes they are unable to meet their own physical needs and must undergo years of costly medical procedures and rehabilitation therapy.
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.
Many people enjoy Louisiana winters for the warmer weather. People may believe that Louisiana are immune from the snow, icy and cold that plagues much of the Northern United States during the winter months. However, this winter has created crippling winter conditions for many areas across the country -- including here in Louisiana.
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.
Many people might not realize the problem that uninsured drivers cause in the Unites States. According to a recent report, approximately 14 percent of drivers in the U.S. are uninsured. This means there is a significant change that if you get rear-ended or injured in a crash, the at-fault driver wouldn't be able to pay for damages or medical expenses.
A developing treatment option for spinal cord injury patients called locomotor therapy is helping to bridge the gap between hope and proof that people can recover from these catastrophic injuries. The amount of recovery will vary depending on the severity of a person's injury, but with spinal cord injuries, any recovery can be seen as a major victory.
Many people are noticing that their evening commute might be darker than it was last week, because of the ending of Daylight Saving Time over the weekend. While people might not alter their schedules because of the earlier sunset, they might need to pay more attention while driving.