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What are some injuries that can be sustained in LA car accidents?

The screech of brakes, the crashing of glass and the flashing of lights are all sensory images associated with a car crash. Sometimes, accidents leave those involved with no injuries. However, some Lafayette residents are not so lucky. Serious injuries can result from being involved in an automobile collision.

What can LA car accident victims claim for suffered injuries?

So many Lafayette families are victims in car accidents that weren't their fault at all. The short and long-term results that this can have on a family can be devastating. If you are one of these families, it is important to be well informed of the available options. Car accident victims can potentially collect for actions of negligent drivers causing car accidents that in turn caused irreparable harm or injury to innocent parties.

Things a Lafayette resident should do after a car accident

As far as Louisiana car accidents go, they can range anywhere from serious to mild. Depending on the circumstances of the accident, the driver and any passengers involved in a car accident may have the ability to get more information about the accident, other parties involved in the accident or bystanders who witnessed the accident. This information could be beneficial later on if an injured party decides to seek reparation from a negligent driver. If you are involved in a car accident, here are a few things you should do.

Louisiana guidelines for drunk driving accidents: Part I

Alcohol often impairs a person's judgment. Add alcohol to operating heavy machinery, like a car, and it has the potential to lead to a serious, tragic situation. Thus, Louisiana authorities have enforced very strict guidelines in order to prevent car accidents related to alcohol. Numerous public awareness campaigns have been established and initiated in order to make the public aware of various dangers and risks of getting behind the wheel of a car while intoxicated.

Louisiana ranked third-highest for bicyclist fatalities

Every car driver in Louisiana, as well as in the entire United States, is expected to adhere to the traffic laws under all circumstances. Law-abiding and safe driving is considered a primary responsibility of all drivers. This is especially true in cases in which other drivers are operating small cars, motorcycles, scooters or bicycles. An accident involving a car and a smaller type of conveyance can lead to serious or even deadly injuries. These may include traumatic brain injuries, internal and external bleeding and fractures, among others.

Fatigued drivers increase risk of auto accidents

Many Lafayette residents have been victims of car accidents or know family, friends or loved ones who have suffered serious injuries due to car crashes. People drive their cars everywhere, from their homes to their place of work, the supermarket, on vacations, or to meet with friends and family. With people spending so much time behind the wheel, driver fatigue has become a major safety issue. A driver who is tired and drowsy is likely to lose focus over the road and is no different than any other distracted driver who may cause a car accident.

Victims may get punitive damages in drunk driving accidents

Drunk driving is the cause of many accidents every year in Lafayette, Louisiana, and it is one of the most common forms of distracted driving. Intoxication impairs a driver's judgment and hinders a driver's reflexes. Courts will often examine the various aspects of a drunk driving case in order to determine the severity of the punishment for the driver who was responsible for a car accident.

How punitive damages are awarded for LA drunk driving accidents

Car accidents injure many people and claim numerous lives in Louisiana and across the country every year. Despite the various efforts of state and legal authorities, auto accidents remain a sad reality. Probably, the most regrettable kind of accident is a drunk driving accident because a drunk driver's negligence obviously caused the victim's agony.

Employee sues employer after suffering injuries in a car accident

Car accidents are unpredictable but common occurrences that often injure innocent victims. Injuries suffered in an accident can cost victims much more than medical expenses for physical injury; it can cost them their emotional health, too. Louisiana law allows accident victims, including employees, to claim compensation for pain and suffering and medical expenses incurred as a result of an accident, if the accident was caused due to the fault or negligence of someone else.

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