A Louisiana family nearly lost two of its members during a motorcycle ride on Christmas Eve 2011, which ended with a semi crash. Luckily, the father and daughter who were struck by the 18-wheeler truck survived. Now their holiday near-tragedy is a safety and liability lesson for Louisiana motorcyclists involved in truck accidents.
Louisiana drivers have probably noticed an increase in motor vehicle accidents lately. These observations are in line with a startling statistic about fatal accidents recently released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Over 7,500 people died in motor vehicle accidents in the first three months of 2012. This is an increase of 13.5 percent from the same period during 2011. Although the safety administration did not offer an explanation for this increase, it may be partly attributable to negligent drivers.