A previous post on this blog discusses the serious hazard driver fatigue causes on Louisiana's highways and other roads. For instance, a fatigued truck driver can start taking on the driving of habits of someone who is drunk or buzzed. Not surprisingly, fatigued driving is a contributing factor to fatal accidents, including fatal truck accidents.
In recent years, many people in Louisiana and around the country have become more aware of the serious nature of head injuries. This is in part due to news reports about the long-term effects of concussions on professional football players.
Drunk driving has long been a primary cause of traffic deaths and serious injuries in Louisiana and around the country. This is inexcusable, as those who have become intoxicated have options other than getting behind the wheel of a car. They can ride with a designated driver, wait until they sober up or simply not drink to the point of intoxication in the first place. However, some new statistics provide some reason to be optimistic that the carnage may have peaked.
In Louisiana, when a person is injured in a car accident caused by the negligence of another driver, that person may be able to pursue monetary damages through a personal injury lawsuit. But what exactly are the types of damages that can be recovered?