Fatal traffic accidents are tragic. They are made even more so when the life of a child is lost as a result of an accident. Holiday weekends sadly increase the likelihood of such accidents occurring as families head out on the roads and add to already congested traffic conditions in Louisiana. All of this combines to increase the chances of being involved in car accidents.
Motorcycles are a popular mode of transportation, especially in the summer. They are economical to drive and can be a lot of fun to motor around on. Groups can be often be seen riding together on the highways of Louisiana. When involved in car accidents, riders of motorcycles are significantly more likely to suffer serious injury or death as a result.
A person walking along a roadway in Louisiana on a Monday afternoon is not expecting to be the victim of a fatal accident. That tragic outcome was reality for a man walking along Highway 10 near St. Francisville. He was struck by a car and died as a result of his injuries. Sadly, such car accidents are not a rare occurrence.
The unexpected death of a loved one is never easy to accept. Crowded Louisiana roadways contribute to an increase in the number of car accidents that occur annually on area highways. A recent fender bender became a tragic fatal accident on a recent Sunday evening when another vehicle became involved. The accident happened on an elevated expressway near New Orleans.
Whenever an individual makes the decision to operate a motor vehicle on a Louisiana roadway, he or she assumes a great responsibility. In addition to his or her own life, the driver is also responsible for the lives of others within the vehicle but also others with whom the vehicle may come in contact. Car accidents occur all too often and can have devastating results for all involved.
Getting hurt by a negligent driver is one thing, and getting hurt by an uninsured driver is something else entirely. It can be extremely frustrating to realize that not only were you injured through no fault of your own, but that getting the compensation you need will be even harder than it has to be. Here are a few things that are important to know about recovering compensation after car accidents with uninsured drivers.
The effects of a motor vehicle accident reach beyond those in the vehicles. If drivers and passengers suffer injuries, families and loved ones suffer right along with them. When car accidents result in fatal injuries, those loved ones may never recover from the grief and loss.
Traffic laws and rules are in effect for Louisiana and the rest of the country to ensure the safety of all travelers on roadways. When they are ignored, serious car accidents can occur. Sadly, one family has become the victim of a tragic vehicle accident, following the alleged negligence of a log truck driver.
One man in Louisiana is dead and another is facing charges in connection with a recent auto collision. The crash occurred in East Feliciana Parish on the morning of Tuesday, March 26, and involved a pickup truck and smaller sedan. As is the case in all car accidents where someone was killed as the result of another driver's carelessness or negligence, the surviving family members of the deceased have the right to pursue a wrongful death claim against the at-fault driver to help recoup their losses and perhaps provide some sense of closure to this terrible tragedy.
There are many times when a driver can control a situation to avoid an accident. Reducing speed, changing lanes or taking evasive action can take a vehicle out of the equation enough that no harm comes to the driver or passengers. However, one category of car accidents may leave drivers helpless to protect themselves from the negligence of others, and that is the rear-end collision.