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.
Driving while under the influence is a preventable and highly dangerous action that increases the risk that an accident may occur. This increased risk also heightens the danger to others of sustaining a serious injury. In addition to criminal charges, a drunk driver may expose themselves to significant liability for any injuries they may cause by their actions.
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.
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.
When people think about motor vehicle collisions that occur in Louisiana, the first thing that comes to mind is usually an accident involving two cars. But, there are many ways in which car accidents may occur. For instance, accidents can also involve all-terrain vehicles.
It may not always be obvious why certain traffic laws are in place. For example, no passing zones may seem frustrating, particularly on long stretches of one-lane roadways. These traffic laws do have a purpose, however, and are often implemented based on statistics to help avoid car accidents.
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.
Most people are unlikely to be forthcoming about wrongdoing when involved in an accident. A Louisiana school bus driver's recent delay in reporting a minor accident underscores drivers' hesitations to report or provide additional information about car accidents.