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Representation matters following motor vehicle accidents

Car accidents frequently occur across the state of Louisiana every single day. If you've been injured in one or lost a loved one in such an incident, you know just how damaging this type of event can be on a person's life. Victims of motor vehicle accidents or -- in the event of fatality -- their surviving family members may be entitled to seek compensation for their losses. If you wish to do so, the qualifications and experience of the person or team you have representing you matters.

Louisiana motor vehicle accidents: Cyclist struck in Lake Charles

Police in Lake Charles were called to investigate a hit-and-run collision that left a cyclist injured. This event occurred Oct. 5, at approximately 7:30 p.m. In Louisiana, the drivers responsible for hit-and-run motor vehicle accidents are often found, and when they are the criminal and civil consequences that they will face can be quite severe.

Motor vehicle accidents often leave victims with physical pain

It is common to experience some level of pain following a car crash. When injuries are bad enough, pain may linger for months, years or even for the rest of one's life. Following motor vehicle accidents, many Louisiana residents may experience musculoskeletal pain -- the symptoms of which will vary based on the severity of a person's injury.

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.

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