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State to pay out judgments in motor vehicle accident cases

When Louisiana residents are hurt or lose their lives in car crashes for which the state is ultimately deemed liable, the victims or their surviving family members may pursue compensation for their losses. This is something many people have done, and monetary judgments have been awarded to them. Unfortunately, a lack of funds has made it impossible for the state to pay out these judgments, until now. Numerous motor vehicle accident cases are finally going to be closed, thanks to the budget plan passed by lawmakers back in May.

Louisiana motor vehicle accidents: Injured by a reckless driver?

It happened in the blink of an eye. While driving to the store, in your rearview mirror you could see another car coming up behind you fast. The driver was weaving in and out of lanes and going much faster than the posted speed limit. In the attempt to get past you, this individual lost control of his or her car and crashed into you, causing you to suffer various injuries. In Louisiana, when reckless drivers cause motor vehicle accidents, the victims may have legal recourse.

Louisiana motor vehicle accidents: 2 hurt in recent crash

Police in Louisiana are trying to determine the cause of a crash that left two people injured and the driver responsible dead. This incident occurred in White Castle at the end of May. As is common practice with motor vehicle accidents, authorities are trying to determine if impairment contributed to this incident. 

Louisiana motor vehicle accidents: 3 killed, 4 injured in wreck

Louisiana State Police are investigating the cause of a crash that left three people dead and four others injured. This particular event occurred in St. Martin Parish, the morning of May 18. In this case, the individual believed responsible for the collision failed to survive. While this happens in many motor vehicle accidents, it does not mean that victims or their loved ones are out of luck when it comes to seeking compensation for their losses.

Recovering non-economic damages after motor vehicle accidents

If involved in an auto collision that is another person's fault, one would expect to achieve damages for any medical expenses, property damage and other financial losses that may result. What about non-economic damages? Following motor vehicle accidents, not all losses experienced by Louisiana residents are tied to money.

Speeding contributes to numerous motor vehicle accidents

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development has the authority to change speed limits in areas where the LaDOTD feels it is needed. Before they do this, though, they have to study the areas in question, looking for current and potential problems. One area prone to speed-related motor vehicle accidents will be seeing speed limit reduction here soon. 

Louisiana motor vehicle accidents: 2 hurt, 1 killed in crash

A recent car crash in Louisiana claimed one life and left two other people injured -- including the driver responsible. Motor vehicle accidents with such outcomes are difficult for friends and family to overcome. This wreck is particularly heartbreaking as the victims are all teenagers. 

Louisiana motor vehicle accidents: 2 injured in recent wreck

In the late afternoon of Thursday, April 5, two vehicles collided near the airport in Baton Rouge. Louisiana police are still in the process of determining what caused this wreck. Two people are said to have been injured in the incident. When motor vehicle accidents occur, victims may seek relief for their losses through legal means.

Louisiana motor vehicle accidents: 1 hurt in recent wreck

Louisiana police, other rescue crews and clean up workers recently had a long day tending to a multi-vehicle accident that occurred on Interstate 10. A total of six automobiles were involved. As of the latest report, only one person suffered injuries. When motor vehicle accidents happen, victims may be entitled to compensation.

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