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When do car accidents happen most frequently?

Any time people drive in Louisiana, they are taking a risk. Chances are, they will get to their destination and back safely, but this is not guaranteed. There are other drivers on the road and people cannot control their actions. Even if they drive perfect, drivers could still end up in a car accident due to the negligence of others.

What can be done after being injured in a hit-and-run?

There is a reason that there are so many traffic laws in Louisiana. They keep motorists safe, but they are effective only when people follow them. But, people routinely violate these laws and sometimes, car accidents occur as a result. In some accidents, people suffer injuries. That is why it is also a law that people have insurance and are required to stop and exchange information.

Louisiana is second for prevalence of a distracted driver


Distracted driving is an issue across the nation and statistics are accumulated to determine how dangerous and common it truly is. A recent study has found that Louisiana is second in the U.S., in terms of drivers using their phones while driving. This information came via an app that lets its users see how frequently their family members are using their phones while driving.

A distracted driver can sabotage attempts to drive defensively


Drivers in Louisiana and throughout the nation if not the entire world are cognizant of the dangers of encountering a distracted driver. With April having been designated Distracted Driving Awareness Month, the issue is coming to the forefront in new ways. It is an unfortunate reality that it does not take much effort to spot a fellow driver who is using his or her smartphone while behind the wheel. There are numerous ways to use a device that go beyond texting including searching for music, updating status on social media, taking pictures, taking videos and more. When there is a car accident, drivers must always have it in their minds that it might have been due to a driver not paying attention.

Head-on collision in Louisiana kills man, age 22


There are many reasons for an auto accident in Louisiana and all can lead to injuries and fatalities. When these car accidents occur, those who have been affected need to make sure that they understand their legal rights. An integral factor in any case involving a car accident is the investigation as to its cause. This is particularly important when there is a fatality and it is believed that there was impairment involved.

U.S. experiencing troubling rise in number of car accidents


Louisiana drivers are keenly aware of the dangers of being in a car accident every time they go out on the road. However, statistics are useful to provide information as to how often these accidents occur, what the accident investigation says as to how they happened and what can be done to decrease the risk of being in one. Research by the National Safety Council examining preliminary data from 2016 shows that there could have been as many as 40,000 fatalities in motor vehicle crashes during the year. This is a rise of 6 percent from 2015.

Three Lafayette High students survive head-on collision


Three seniors from Lafayette High School are lucky to be alive after a serious car accident on New Year's Eve. The crash occurred when an oncoming car hydroplaned, crossed the centerline, and hit the students' car head on. The airbags in the students' car deployed and they survived. But, all three sustained serious injuries.

Whiplash from a car accident is a serious injury


Whiplash is one of the most common types of injuries sustained in car accidents. Whiplash occurs when the head and neck are thrown rapidly back and forth. This violent motion can cause injury to the soft tissues - ligaments, muscles, nerves and the disks between the vertebrae of the neck. In particularly serious cases, the bones in the neck can be injured.

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