There is abundant water in Louisiana, which makes it an ideal location to enjoy water-related activities like fishing and boating. Many of us spend our weekends and holidays relaxing at such places. However, sometimes the fun and relaxing activity can become tragic due to the negligence of a boater.
Boating can be a leisurely and relaxing activity that individuals or families can enjoy. Operators of boats must not lose their focus on the water, however, as doing so could lead to unnecessary dangers and result in serious injuries.
Spring has arrived and Memorial Day is just around the corner. As temperatures rise more Louisiana residents will be getting their boats out of storage and out on the water. However, just as traffic on the roads tends to lead to more vehicle accidents, more boats on local waterways may increase the number of boating accidents experienced this season.
Employment is often at the center of most Louisianan's livelihood. Individuals look forward to working, particularly if their employment offers them the ability to sustain and maintain their lifestyles. Of course, the foundation of an individual's livelihood can all too often be shaken up by an accident. An accident can make working impossible or cause an indefinite delay in income.
As the summer months approach, more people are venturing out on the water. Water sports, like boating, should be approached with caution. Boating accidents are not uncommon. As with the operation of any motor vehicle, reasonable care must be exercised when operating a boat.
Six years ago, the St. Landry Parish police started conducting a safety exercise organized by Operation Lifesaver Union Pacific C.A.R.E. (Crossing Accident Reduction Education). The exercise aims to ultimately reduce car accidents with trains. The public is aware of the exercise and appears to be more cautious around railroad crossings in recent years. Of course, there are still drivers, including bus drivers, who fail to follow all of the relevant laws.
No one in Louisiana wants to be involved in a car crash. Car accidents are stressful and can result in significant injury and damages. Nevertheless, accidents occur every day. And, victims should be aware of where they can collect additional information about resources regarding the incident in which they were involved.
Four circus elephants on their way to Louisiana have recently become famous. Their fame does not arise from an appearance in the center ring, but instead from a motor vehicle accident in which they were involved. Often, car accidents have mundane facts and seem like they are unavoidable daily occurrences. Car accidents can be dangerous, however, and cause serious injury and damage to individuals, their personal property and even their animals. When unusual circumstances arise, substantial expenses may result and an injured party can look for compensation under the law.
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 residents are quite familiar with street festivals as a place to gather with friends and family to enjoy good food and music. Unfortunately a street festival in another state experienced a tragic event when a suspected drunk driver crashed through a barricade blocking the entrance to the street and directly into a crowd of people enjoying the festival. One festivalgoer was killed and four others were injured in the car accident.