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Getting the right help after a car accident in Louisiana


Car accidents happen for various reasons, including poorly maintained roads, debris-ridden roads or even traffic violations and excessive speeding by car drivers. Car accidents may result in fatalities, too. Louisiana authorities reported that nearly 49 percent of car accidents resulting in the death of a victim were caused by alcohol consumption.

Fatal truck accidents becoming a huge cause for concern


Truck accidents may lead to major destruction of property. And, owing to their large size, trucks cause greater injuries on impact as opposed to cars or other vehicles. Louisiana authorities have time and again initiated various awareness programs about the dangers associated with truck accidents and the need for safe driving.

Bicyclist victim of fatal accident in Louisiana


Cars are one of the most convenient and most often used modes of transportation in the United States. Almost every household in Louisiana has at least one car; many have more than one. Teenagers and adults drive their cars every day to various locations. These seemingly convenient pieces of machinery can, however, become lethal for those who do not comply with the safety regulations and traffic laws.

Statistics say boating accidents dropping in the United States


Many Los Angeles residents are recreational boating enthusiasts and, whether for fun or practicality, boating can be dangerous if not done with attention to proper safety measures. The perils that may arise at sea, or on a lake or river, must never be ignored by any boater. California boating authorities issue safety measures and awareness programs every year to make the boating public aware of the requisite safety measures.

What does comparative negligence mean in car accidents?


Louisiana has comparative negligence laws in the state when addressing claims following an auto accident. This means that the fault of the driver in an accident can be assessed anywhere between zero to 100 percent. For instance, if there is a chain reaction of three cars involved in an accident, the first car could get 75 percent fault for the damage from the second car's insurance company, while the third car assumes 25 percent of the fault. This same rule would apply to all the vehicles involved in such a collision. However, this is not a default rule, and the situation can get complicated in certain car accidents.

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