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.
Many residents of Louisiana enjoy activities related to water. While some like adventure sports like jetskiing or waterskiing, others prefer fishing. Due to its relaxing nature, relative safety, and the thrill of the catch, many parents encourage their children to fish. To ensure safety of children, parents prefer they are accompanied by an adult. But even when every precaution is taken, sometimes tragedies still occur.
More than 60,000 Louisiana residents are injured in auto accidents each year, some succumbing to their injuries. Many state laws are enforced to reduce motor vehicle accidents. It is illegal to drive drunk or text while driving. Also, driver concentration is imperative because even a minor distraction can cause major devastation to lives and property. According to sources, a single division of the Louisiana State Police has recorded and investigated 12 fatal accidents so far this year.
Every day, several accidents occur in Louisiana. Traffic accidents are one of the main sources of injuries to many residents. While some people may suffer bruises and minor injuries in such accidents, others may be seriously injured.
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.
Summer break is half over for many teenagers, and it won't be too long before they return to school. During the summertime teens take to the road with their friends, driving all over town and sometimes taking weekend trips with their friends. This increase in the amount of driving teenagers do in the summer is likely the reason for the increase in the number of accidents that occur.
The message is getting across: texting while driving is dangerous. Or at least that might be one take away from an interesting survey recently conducted by CarInsurance.com. The website asked 1,000 people how they would charge people if they ran an insurance company. Many people said they would increase insurance costs for those who text, place surcharges on those who are ticketed for using a cellphone while driving and offering discounts to those who install devices that disable cell phones while driving.