The Louisiana Senate recently passed a bill that could hurt car crash victims. The bill will be handed over to the House for further debate, but many believe that it will pass without much issue -- as similar proposals have garnered committee support. If this bill does become law, what will it mean for the residents and, most importantly, victims of motor vehicle accidents?
Having one's vehicle run off the road due to the actions of another driver can be a frightening experience. Sadly, this happens to more people in Louisiana and elsewhere than one might think. Victims of such incidents often end up crashing their cars, suffering injuries as a result. When motor vehicle accidents like this occur, the victims may feel they have no legal recourse, but that may not be the case.
Daylight saving time took effect on March 8, and many Louisiana residents are still struggling to adjust to the time change. Springing forward an hour may be something everyone knows to expect this time of year, but knowing it is coming doesn't make it easy on the body. Daylight saving time is known to cause various problems. It is even known to cause an increase in car accidents.
Police in Louisiana are in the process of investigating a crash that left two people dead and two others injured. This incident occurred in St. John The Baptist Parish on Monday, Feb. 24. Motor vehicle accidents with results like this one leave surviving victims and family members of the deceased with a lot of questions. If negligence contributed to this tragic event, these individuals may seek compensation for their losses through legal means.
Numerous Louisiana teenagers drive themselves to school every single day. Sadly, many have been or will be involved in car accidents while doing so. According to a recent study, there is one thing that can help prevent teen-involved car accidents -- sleep.
Car accidents are a common occurrence in the Baton Rouge area. According to a recent report, this particular Louisiana city is actually one of the nation's most accident-prone cities. Why is that? What can victims of these accidents or -- in the event of fatality -- their surviving family members do in order to seek compensation for their losses?
Interstate 10 is considered one of the most dangerous roads in America. One section of it, though, located in the state of Louisiana, is particularly bad. So bad, in fact, that it has been named "Dead Man's Curve." Over the years, numerous motor vehicle accidents have happened in this spot; sadly, some have proved fatal.
Anyone who has been involved in a serious car accident knows just how damaging such an event can be. Along with any physical injuries, there are emotional and financial consequences one may not have expected. The cost of recovery and moving forward can be high. Unfortunately, if certain proposed laws are enacted, victims of motor vehicle accidents may not be able to get the compensation they need to truly cover their losses.
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.