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Car accident injuries can be slow to develop

After an auto accident in Louisiana, it is common for each driver to ask the other driver if they are hurt. Initially, car accident victims might think they are not hurt right after a crash. However, they may find a few hours, days or even weeks later that they actually have suffered an injury.

Neck injuries are common after a car accident

Car accidents are, unfortunately, a regular occurrence on Louisiana roads and highways. Sometimes the parties involved are fortunate and suffer no injuries. But, many accidents result in serious injury. Perhaps the most common injury sustained in an auto accident is a whiplash injury to the neck.

Being a distracted driver now goes beyond texting to apps

Drivers in Louisiana and across the country are frequently told how dangerous it is to be texting and driving. However, with the new features that smartphones possess, there is an increasing number of ways for these gadgets to distract drivers. Included is the growing use of apps.

Can a driver who is partly at fault recover damages in Louisiana?

In Louisiana, when someone is injured in a car accident caused by a negligent driver they have the right to sue that driver for damages. But not every accident is 100 percent the fault of one driver. Sometimes both drivers are partly at fault in causing the crash. What happens then? Can a driver who is partly at fault in causing the accident still recover damages from another driver who is also at fault?

Drunk driving accident victims deserve justice in Louisiana

In a post earlier this year, we discussed the alarming number of deaths caused by drunk driving in Louisiana and in Lafayette Parish. Drunk driving is a serious problem in our state. In addition to those who are killed, many others suffer serious injury in drunk driving accidents.

Research shows the realities of being a distracted driver

When there is an accident in Louisiana, one of the first issues that must be examined is its cause. One reason that car accidents occur is if there is a distracted driver. Although it is known that drivers face dangers due to a distracted drivers partaking in such behaviors as texting and driving, the actual statistics are even more worrisome. Those who have been involved in a car accident need to know how it happened should they decide that they would like to pursue compensation through a legal filing.

Safety advocates: call it a "car crash," not a "car accident"

A growing number of highway safety advocates are urging that Americans stop using the term "accident" to refer to motor vehicle crashes. They argue that using the word "accident" creates the impression that a crash was an unexpected occurrence for which no one was at fault. Instead of "accident," these safety advocates propose using the word, "crash."

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