Cell phones have become an integral part of Louisiana society. Although it sometimes seems like individuals cannot function without their cell phones, it may be time to consider whether cell phones are overused in certain situations. This is particularly true in driving situations; especially since cell phones are one cause of car accidents.
As technology becomes more and more accessible, people are increasingly using electronic and mobile devices, including cellphones, in all locations and at all times. Unfortunately, while technology can provide many benefits, the use of mobile devices while driving often results in fatal accidents.
Construction on Louisiana Highway 90 is finally complete and a new U-turn system has been unveiled -- the J-turn. The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development has built these turns in an effort to reduce the number of car accidents. The J-turns present some new traffic law considerations for Louisiana drivers and will hopefully reduce the instances of negligent and reckless driving.
Recently, Louisiana media put a spotlight on a jury award in a local motor vehicle accident case. A jury awarded $117 million to a pregnant Louisiana woman injured in an ambulance crash. The award is a remarkable commentary on accident victims' rights. The case demonstrates that Louisiana juries are able to identify negligent drivers and offer victims justice and compensation for the injuries they suffer in car accidents.