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What does comparative negligence mean in car accidents?


Louisiana has comparative negligence laws in the state when addressing claims following an auto accident. This means that the fault of the driver in an accident can be assessed anywhere between zero to 100 percent. For instance, if there is a chain reaction of three cars involved in an accident, the first car could get 75 percent fault for the damage from the second car's insurance company, while the third car assumes 25 percent of the fault. This same rule would apply to all the vehicles involved in such a collision. However, this is not a default rule, and the situation can get complicated in certain car accidents.

Motorcycle rider killed in collision at Louisiana intersection


Motorcycle riders are at a heightened risk of serious injury or even death when involved in car accidents. This is largely due to their smaller size and lack of safety features in comparison to other vehicles. It is therefore imperative that both motorcycle riders and drivers of other vehicles sharing the road must exercise the appropriate care when driving near each other.

One child killed, another injured in hit and run accident


Serious injury can occur in a hit and run auto accident in Lafayette. Often, catastrophic injuries leave the victim with massive medical expenses or families having to move forward without a loved one.

Two accidents in one night culminate in Louisiana man's death


Louisianans probably do not try to predict if and when they will be in involved in an accident. It is even more unlikely that they imagine that they might be involved in two car accidents in a given day. Still, nothing is impossible and being ready to respond to such unbelievable possibilities is essential.

Two Louisiana children injured in car accident


There are many different toys and games on the market in Louisiana. Sometimes the potential dangers posed by these toys may not be obvious. A recent story involving two young Louisiana children reminds the community to be vigilant about children at play -- particularly when they are operating motorized toys, such toys may expose them to harmful situations like car accidents.

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