In This Section

Car Accidents Archives

Study: Texting is worse than other forms of distracted driving

With the common use of smart phones today, texting and driving has become a serious danger on Louisiana roads and highways. Recently, researchers from Texas A&M and the University of Houston reached some disturbing conclusions as to just how dangerous it is.

How does uninsured motorist insurance work in Louisiana?

Louisiana motorists are generally required to maintain liability insurance on their vehicles. The main purpose of liability insurance is to pay damages on behalf of the insured party in the event someone is injured by the negligent operation of the vehicle. Under state law, each vehicle must carry liability coverage of at least $15,000 per person injured or killed, and at least $30,000 per accident if two or more people are injured or killed.

Fighting for compensation after a motorcycle accident

Motorcycle riders in Louisiana know that defensive riding can be a matter of life and death. But even the safest rider can fall victim to a distracted driver. Many drivers don't pay enough attention and often fail to see motorcyclists. When a collision occurs, the person on the bike generally gets the worst of it.

A rear-end car accident can cause serious injury

Rear-end collisions are one of the most common types of car accidents, and they occur with regularity throughout Louisiana. These accidents are often caused when the car behind is going too fast and fails to stop in time at a red light or stop sign. They can also result when a car is following too closely, and traffic slows suddenly on a highway. Many rear-end collisions are the result of a distracted driver who is paying more attention to something other than the road ahead.

What's the time limit to bring a car accident injury claim?

When a person suffers personal injuries in an auto accident caused by a negligent driver, Louisiana law provides a remedy: the injured victim can bring a lawsuit against the negligent driver and recover damages, including compensation for pain and suffering, lost income and medical expenses. But state law sets a strict time limit on bringing such a lawsuit, and missing this legal deadline can have severe consequences.

Negligent driver flees fatal accident

When getting behind the wheel of a car, there is a degree of risk and responsibility that is inherent in driving it. While most drivers are able to accept this responsibility, some crumble when the responsibility is greatest: owning up to their fault in a car accident as a negligent driver, no matter what the outcome.

After a car accident, it's important to know your legal rights

Injuries from a car accident can have far-reaching consequences. People have to deal with pain, medical appointments and the inability to work or enjoy life like you used to. Fortunately, if the accident was the fault of a negligent driver people have important legal rights under Louisiana law.

Woman involved in fatal crash charged with DUI

There are so many ways that Louisiana drivers can practice safe driving tactics. Staying within speed limits, focusing on the road and awareness are all means of safer driving. Sometimes drivers operate their vehicles in a way that is unsafe to them and all drivers in near proximity. A woman involved in a car accident resulting in the death of a Louisiana toddler has been charged with DUI charge for her role in the crash.

LA car accident injury needs adequate representation

Everyday Lafayette residents hear about the terrible car accidents that happen on Louisiana roads throughout the state. Sometimes those accidents result in catastrophic injury to the driver or passengers. This can result in extensive medical bills, lost wages and a loss of quality of life. If any of this sounds familiar to you or a loved one, it may be in the best interests of the injured to seek compensation from the negligent driver that caused the collision.

  • Life Member Million Dollar Advocates Forum Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum Top Trial Lawyers in America
  • The National Trial Lawyers | Trial Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers
  • JUDICIAL EDITION AV Preeminent-Joseph F.Gaar-2013
Email Us For A Response

Free Case Evaluation

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.


Privacy Policy

This site uses Google's Invisible reCAPTCHA, which is subject to Google's Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

Gaar Law Firm
114 Representative Row
Lafayette, LA 70508

Toll Free: 800-549-1083
Phone: 337-366-0982
Fax: 337-233-0690
Lafayette Law Office Map

Review Us
Gaar Law Firm
Get A Free Initial Consultation