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.
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 -- 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.
Police in Louisiana are investigating the cause of a multi-vehicle accident that occurred Jan. 15, at approximately 11 a.m. They say one individual died in the crash and two other people suffered injuries. The man deemed responsible for the collision is facing criminal charges. When negligence is behind motor vehicle accidents, the victims or, in the case of a fatality, their surviving family members may seek relief through legal means.
At the very end of Nov. 2018, Bird scooters began showing up on Lafayette streets. You have probably seen them or people riding them. You may have even tried one out yourself. They are supposed to help people with limited mobility options get out and get to where they need to go with greater ease and in an affordable way. Unfortunately, these electric scooters are known to be dangerous and numerous individuals across the country have been injured in accidents involving these motor vehicles.
Another New Year's Eve has come and gone, and with it came a number of car accidents caused by drunk drivers. While it has not yet been reported how many drunk driving-related motor vehicle accidents happened between Dec. 30, 2018 and Jan. 1, 2019 in the entire state of Louisiana, it is safe to say there were quite a few. In the Lake Charles area, there were only two.
Police in Louisiana recently arrested the man that they say is responsible for striking a pedestrian with his car and leaving the accident scene. The victim survived the incident and was taken to a local hospital in critical condition. When pedestrians are injured in motor vehicle accidents, they may be entitled to seek compensation for their losses.
Police in Louisiana are in the process of investigating a crash that left one man dead and a woman seriously injured. This incident occurred Saturday, Nov. 24, in the Lake Charles area. If negligence contributes to motor vehicle accidents, victims or -- in the event of fatality -- their surviving family members may be entitled to seek compensation for their losses. This means, for this particular case, that depending on the cause of this crash, relief may be sought through legal means.
Anyone in Louisiana who has lost a loved one or suffered injuries in a car crash knows just how devastating such an event can be. The resulting damages can do a number on one's finances as well as one's physical and emotional health. According to the state, what damages may victims recover 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.