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Elephants on their way to Louisiana get in a car accident

Four circus elephants on their way to Louisiana have recently become famous. Their fame does not arise from an appearance in the center ring, but instead from a motor vehicle accident in which they were involved. Often, car accidents have mundane facts and seem like they are unavoidable daily occurrences. Car accidents can be dangerous, however, and cause serious injury and damage to individuals, their personal property and even their animals. When unusual circumstances arise, substantial expenses may result and an injured party can look for compensation under the law.

Passenger dies after drunk driving accident on Louisiana roadway

Louisiana police are awaiting the toxicology report of a woman who was allegedly a drunk driver in an accident that resulted in the death of her passenger. Drunk driving is a leading factor in car accidents in Louisiana and nationwide. Louisianans must recognize that drunk driving is a real problem and, if they are ever in an accident and alcohol played a role that may be an important fact to highlight in a court proceeding if they intend to seek compensation for their injuries.

Louisiana constructs J-turns to decrease motor vehicle accidents

Construction on Louisiana Highway 90 is finally complete and a new U-turn system has been unveiled -- the J-turn. The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development has built these turns in an effort to reduce the number of car accidents. The J-turns present some new traffic law considerations for Louisiana drivers and will hopefully reduce the instances of negligent and reckless driving.

Louisiana father and daughter survive motorcycle crash with semi

A Louisiana family nearly lost two of its members during a motorcycle ride on Christmas Eve 2011, which ended with a semi crash. Luckily, the father and daughter who were struck by the 18-wheeler truck survived. Now their holiday near-tragedy is a safety and liability lesson for Louisiana motorcyclists involved in truck accidents.

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