Car accidents are on the rise in the U.S., including Louisiana. Although transportation and police departments conduct road safety awareness campaigns, not all accidents can be avoided. Therefore, the Highway Safety Research Group, working in conjuction with the Louisiana Transportation Department, has developed the LACRASH software.
Unfortunately, car accidents can occur in the blink of an eye and alter the lives of victims forever. A multi-car accident in a nearby community east of Lafayette recently left one driver dead. The three-car accident resulted in the death of a 19-year old man. The accident occurred when a pickup truck driven by a 27-year old man was headed north and crossed the median, entering the southbound lanes and striking another pickup truck. A passenger vehicle travelling behind the pickup truck that was hit was unable to avoid the accident and also struck the pickup truck from behind.
One of the driving requirements for Louisiana drivers as well as drivers throughout the country is to possess insurance. It is actually a violation of the law to drive without insurance. This insurance requirement arises from the reality that car accidents happen rather frequently.
Some car collisions in which Louisiana residents are involved are straightforward, making it easy to identify a path to recovery for the damages and injuries sustained in the collision. Other times, car accidents can involve a number of parties and be extremely complicated.
For a Louisiana parent, sending your child off to school comes with many questions. Perhaps one of the most asked questions is "how will my kid get to and from school?". Many parents rely on public transportation or transportation offered by the school, like a busing system. But like any option, school buses are not always the perfect solution and may not quell parents' fears that their children will be involved in car accidents.
There are a number of different individuals and entities that may be responsible and subject to liability for car accidents that occur on the roadways. In particular, a recently filed lawsuit demonstrates that even Louisiana police can be defendants in a lawsuit in which a plaintiff seeks to recover damages for injuries resulting from a car collision. Three Louisiana prisoners filed the lawsuit. It is against the Orleans Parish sheriff's office. The prisoners claim that they were injured in an accident while being transported by the police.
Louisiana drivers have a number of different responsibilities when deciding to take on the roadways. Some of them may not always be apparent and can lead to car accidents if the duties are breached.
With the wave of new technology, there has been a new wave of distractions for drivers. Louisiana drivers, like drivers throughout the country, are constantly checking their cell phones and other technological devices. These distractions cause them to take their eyes off the roads and leads to more car accidents.
It is not always obvious who may be responsible for an accident in which you may be involved. This is particularly true if you are involved in car accidents with employees, who are acting in the course of their employment or using company vehicles.
There are many requirements that a Louisianan must satisfy in order to get a driver's license. Most requirements are common knowledge: an individual must be at least 16-years-old, and the new driver must pass both a written test and an actual driving test. Other requirements are perhaps less obvious, but consistent with the greater purpose of all of the requirements, which is to help prevent against car accidents.