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Recovering non-economic damages after motor vehicle accidents

If involved in an auto collision that is another person's fault, one would expect to achieve damages for any medical expenses, property damage and other financial losses that may result. What about non-economic damages? Following motor vehicle accidents, not all losses experienced by Louisiana residents are tied to money.

Speeding contributes to numerous motor vehicle accidents

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development has the authority to change speed limits in areas where the LaDOTD feels it is needed. Before they do this, though, they have to study the areas in question, looking for current and potential problems. One area prone to speed-related motor vehicle accidents will be seeing speed limit reduction here soon. 

Louisiana motor vehicle accidents: 2 hurt, 1 killed in crash

A recent car crash in Louisiana claimed one life and left two other people injured -- including the driver responsible. Motor vehicle accidents with such outcomes are difficult for friends and family to overcome. This wreck is particularly heartbreaking as the victims are all teenagers. 

Louisiana motor vehicle accidents: 2 injured in recent wreck

In the late afternoon of Thursday, April 5, two vehicles collided near the airport in Baton Rouge. Louisiana police are still in the process of determining what caused this wreck. Two people are said to have been injured in the incident. When motor vehicle accidents occur, victims may seek relief for their losses through legal means.

Louisiana motor vehicle accidents: 1 hurt in recent wreck

Louisiana police, other rescue crews and clean up workers recently had a long day tending to a multi-vehicle accident that occurred on Interstate 10. A total of six automobiles were involved. As of the latest report, only one person suffered injuries. When motor vehicle accidents happen, victims may be entitled to compensation.

When motor vehicle accidents are caused by self-driving cars

A car accident case in another state is making national headlines. While most motor vehicle accidents are only covered at the local level, this one is different because it involved a self-driving car, and now legal experts are weighing in as to how this case may be treated. It is unclear how many of these types of vehicles are already present in Louisiana. What is clear is victims of accidents involving self-driving automobiles -- or their surviving family members -- may have a number of options for seeking compensation.

Louisiana motor vehicle accidents: 2 held responsible for wreck

In Oct. 2017, a car crash involving an off-duty Louisiana police officer and another vehicle resulted in a child losing her life and eight other people suffering injuries. Just recently, the driver of one of the cars and a passenger in the other were charged with negligent homicide for their roles in the collision. When motor vehicle accidents like this occur and more than one person is believed partially responsible, victims may still be entitled to seek compensation for their losses.

Louisiana motor vehicle accidents: 3 teens hurt in crash

Police in Louisiana were called to investigate a crash that occurred Friday, March 2, in Baton Rouge. Three teenagers were hurt in the wreck. One of them -- the driver believed responsible for the collision -- died in the hospital a few days after the event. The other two are expected to survive. When motor vehicle accidents only involve one car, passengers may be entitled to seek compensation for their losses.

Determining fault in motor vehicle accidents

When involved a car accident, one would think that fault would be pretty easy to determine. While some cases seem pretty straightforward, there are others in which liability may not be all that clear. In either case, the party thought responsible may try to deny liability. What do Louisiana residents injured in motor vehicle accidents need to do to prove fault so that they can seek compensation for their losses?

Louisiana motor vehicle accidents: 3 injured in recent wreck

A mother and her two young boys were recently injured in a car accident in Louisiana. Police believe that the driver responsible was impaired and speeding when he collided with their car. When negligent behavior is thought responsible for motor vehicle accidents -- such as in this case -- victims may pursue damages through legal means.

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