When involved in a car accident that is another person's fault, wanting to establish negligence is understandable. Proving negligence following motor vehicle accidents in Louisiana is not always the easiest of things to do. Certain elements have to exist in a case in order to establish negligence. Those elements will be the focus this week.
Louisiana police are in the process of investigating a crash that left one person dead and four others injured. This event occurred late in the morning of Nov. 5, in Calcasieu Parish. As is protocol following motor vehicle accidents like this, law enforcement authorities are looking into whether impairment was a factor in this incident.
Were you involved in a car accident recently? If so, you are probably coming to realize how much that event is going to cost you, and it might be more than you thought it would be. Victims of motor vehicle accidents not only find themselves out a lot of money -- due to medical bills, property repair or replacement, and lost wages, among other things -- they also suffer physically and sometimes emotionally, which can have an extremely negative impact on their lives. What insurance offers victims of motor vehicle accidents is often not enough. For this reason, it may be worth seeking relief by filing claims in a Louisiana civil court.
Driving under the influence and driving while intoxicated: these phrases often heard in Louisiana are typically tied to drunk drivers. However, not all impaired driving cases have to do with alcohol. Sadly, many have to do with drug abuse. Drug abuse and driving do not go well together, and this combination commonly leads to motor vehicle accidents. Were you injured, or did you lose a loved one in a collision with a drugged-up driver?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.