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Motor vehicle accidents and soft-tissue injuries

When involved in a car accident, even if it seemed like a minor event, it is normal to walk away feeling sore, particularly in the neck and back areas. This pain may go away in a short period of time, or one might find that it lingers and increases in severity as the hours, days and weeks go by. The simple truth of the matter is, victims of motor vehicle accidents often experience soft-tissue injuries that can cause long-term problems. Those in Louisiana who have suffered such damages may be entitled to seek compensation for their losses. 

Motor vehicle accidents often leave victims with emotional scars

Following a car crash in which one was injured, physical limitations are a constant and often visual reminder of the event and how it affected one's life. What many people do not talk about are the emotional scars that motor vehicle accidents can have on their victims. These are often not seen by others, though their effects on victims can be significant and cause them notable losses. Thankfully, according to the laws of Louisiana, emotional damages may be compensable through a personal injury claim.

Uptick in motor vehicle accidents seen during bridge construction

Road construction is commonly seen in Louisiana and many drivers are to the point where they go through it like it is no different than any other stretch of road. A prime example of this is the I -210 bridge construction in the Lake Charles area. Police say that an uptick in motor vehicle accidents on that stretch of road has been noticed -- some of them involving multiple automobiles.

1 injured, 1 killed in recent crash in Lake Charles

On Thursday, May 23, two vehicles collided in Lake Charles killing one driver and injuring the other. Police are still in the process of investigating this crash. At this time, they are unsure what caused the driver responsible to cross into the other driver's lane.

Motor vehicle accidents: 2 hurt in Lake Charles crash

In early May police were called to the scene of a two-vehicle car crash. Two people were hurt in the wreck, one of them reportedly suffered critical injuries. Victims of serious motor vehicle accidents like this one want to believe that insurance will take care of them and help them get back on their feet. The truth is, many Louisiana residents may need some assistance obtaining fair and full compensation for their losses.

Louisiana lawmakers considering hands-free cellphone bill

Car accidents happen all too often in Louisiana, some of them with fatal results. The sad reality is, most of these events are preventable. It is believed that cellphone use contributes to quite a few serious or fatal motor vehicle accidents. In an effort to save lives and prevent injury, lawmakers are currently considering a hands-free cellphone bill that would require people to use wireless systems if they wish to use their phones while driving.

Louisiana motor vehicle accidents: 1 killed, 2 injured in wreck

A two-vehicle car crash occurred on April 13 in Lake Charles, resulting in one person losing his life and two other individuals suffering injuries. Authorities believe that alcohol impairment contributed to this collision. When motor vehicle accidents are caused by drunk drivers, the victims or -- in the event of fatality -- surviving family members may be entitled to seek compensation by filing legal claims in a Louisiana civil court.

Did a car crash leave you with catastrophic injuries?

Auto collisions happen every single day on Louisiana roads. The vast majority of them are considered fairly minor in nature. There are those, though, that leave victims with catastrophic injuries -- injuries so bad that the victims' lives are forever changed. If you or a loved one have experienced such injuries in a motor vehicle accident that was the result of someone else's negligence, you may be entitled to seek compensation for your losses.

Louisiana motor vehicle accidents: Drunk driver hit pedestrians

On March 15, law enforcement officers in Louisiana were called to an auto-pedestrian crash that left one person with significant injuries. The driver responsible for this event is said to have been under the influence of an impairing substance at the time of the collision. When motor vehicle accidents are the result of impaired driving, victims may be entitled to pursue compensation for their losses through legal means.

Pets in cars may contribute to motor vehicle accidents

Pets -- many Louisiana residents have them and love them as regular members of their families. It is not uncommon to see people with their pets riding in the front passenger seats of their cars or even in their laps while they are driving. While this may seem like a normal practice and nothing to be worried about, it is actually a habit that can and has contributed to motor vehicle accidents.

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