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Road rage behind many motor vehicle accidents

How often are drivers in Louisiana seen making bad decisions? How often do people overreact when behind the wheel? How often do road rage incidents occur, and how often do people get hurt or worse in the motor vehicle accidents that result from such incidents? The truth is, people are not always paying attention when they drive; they do not always make great decisions, and road rage incidents are on the rise because some individuals cannot control their frustrations while driving.

Motor vehicle accidents: Cops looking for hit-and-run driver

Police in Louisiana are in the process of looking for the individual responsible for a recent hit-and-run accident. This event occurred on Sunday, Sept. 9 in the Lake Charles area. One person was injured in the wreck. According to state laws, victims of motor vehicle accidents may be entitled to seek compensation for their losses. In this particular case, the victim may find him or herself needing assistance to seek relief from his or her own insurance company and/or pursue legal action against the driver thought responsible when that individual is identified.

Motor vehicle accidents often caused by distracted drivers

You would think that paying attention to the road, traffic signals and your surroundings would be easy to do while driving. It really should be, but most people do experience some level of distraction when behind the wheel of an automobile. Distractions lead to a number of motor vehicle accidents in Louisiana and elsewhere.

Louisiana motor vehicle accidents: 2 injured in recent wreck

At the end of August, police in Lake Charles arrested the man they say is responsible for a crash that left him and  another person injured. This incident happened late in the morning of Aug. 29. The victim of this event may be entitled to seek compensation for his or her losses -- which is true for most victims of motor vehicle accidents.

Louisiana motor vehicle accidents: 5 LSU students struck by car

On Friday, Aug. 24, five Louisiana State University students were walking on campus when they were struck by a car. Four of the five victims were transported to an area hospital for treatment. When pedestrians are injured in motor vehicle accidents, they may be entitled to pursue compensation for their losses. If the victims in this particular case wish to seek relief, an experienced attorney can help them file the appropriate claims in civil court.

Louisiana motor vehicle accidents: 3 injured recent crash

Law enforcement officers in Baton Rouge were recently called to the scene of a crash that left three people injured. This event happened Thursday, Aug. 16. Per Louisiana laws, if negligence contributed to this incident, the victims may be entitled to seek compensation for their losses -- which is true for all motor vehicle accidents.

Calculating compensation following motor vehicle accidents

The losses associated with car accidents can range in severity. Some Louisiana residents will only experience damaged property, while others will experience physical and/or emotional trauma due to personal injury or the death of a loved one. Following motor vehicle accidents, victims or their surviving family members have every right to question if compensation is available to them and how much they can get.

Louisiana motor vehicle accidents: Woman injured in recent crash

Law enforcement authorities in Louisiana were called to the scene of an accident involving an impaired driver and a pregnant woman. This incident occurred in a parking garage in Baton Rouge on July 31. The victim of this incident may be entitled to seek compensation for her losses through legal means, which is true for victims of most motor vehicle accidents.

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.

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