February 2017 Archives

When drunk driving changes your life

Although the holidays have passed, that doesn't mean that there is necessarily less partying and drunk driving happening throughout the remainder of the year. This is extremely dangerous for not only those who get behind the wheel of a vehicle drunk, but also those who are in the path of these drunk drivers.

Basic Accident Reconstruction Procedure

Tracking a motor vehicle accident which has already occurred in order to determine who is responsible for the accident and to what degree can be a complicated process. In cases resulting in severe injury or death, the police will try to reconstruct the accident to determine its exact circumstances. The reconstruction task is carried out either by police officers or independent investigators. The officers begin with determining if any criminal action led to the accident like speeding, mechanical violations or alcohol use. If the driver is found to have indulged in any such activities, he will have to face charges in front of the court.

Drunk Driving Prevention

Every year, hundreds of car accidents occur because of drunk driving. While you can file a lawsuit against the drunk driver and get some form of compensation, the main goal should be to prevent such accidents occurring in the first place. The first way to do so is by implementing strong laws against drunk driving. It is illegal for anyone with a blood alcohol content above 0.08% to drive a vehicle. If a person is under 21 years of age, he or she cannot drive a vehicle if there is any trace of alcohol in their system. This law has prevented many nasty accidents caused by drunk drivers.

Defensive Driving Basics

You can't control traffic. What you can do is drive in such a manner that the chances of your suffering from a car accident are minimized. Defensive driving is the best way to ensure your part in any road mishaps are reduced. The first thing you need to do is always be aware of your surroundings. Scan the horizon to check from any potential problems early on so you can stop in time. Keep an eye on your blind spots while changing lanes. Don't depend entirely on your rearview mirror to show you the true picture, but take a moment to glance back before turning.

Handling a wrongful death claim

Losing a loved one in a car accident is a terrible tragedy. Losing a child is even worse. Driving is very dangerous, even in perfect conditions. No matter how many safety precautions you take, or how much time you spent teaching your teen to drive, it is impossible to prepare fully for the mistakes other drivers make.

Holidays mean more drunk driving accidents in Louisiana

The holiday season is a time for celebrating, exchanging gifts with loved ones and welcoming the promise of a new year. It's a time when many of us imbibe (to the tune of 360 million glasses of wine and an average blood alcohol content of .094 on New Year's Eve), which is perfectly fine. It becomes a problem when we decide to get behind the wheel and drive after all the celebrations.

Louisiana drunk driving accident claims another victim

Despite the glut of anti-drunk driving campaigns, tragic stories and plain common sense, people still choose to get behind the wheel intoxicated. It's dangerous, it's illegal and it puts the driver and everyone else on the road at risk. Oftentimes, that risk becomes reality and an accident occurs, as it did in early January here in Louisiana.

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