March 2017 Archives

Fatal Louisiana truck accident results in arrest

Victims of truck accidents, and their families, are legally protected. A dump truck driver was arrested, a victim was dead and another victim was injured following a truck accident in Louisiana. The truck accident resulted in a fatal 5-car pileup. The 59-year old truck driver was arrested following the deadly accident that claimed the life of a 60-year old woman. Authorities reported, following their investigation, that the driver of the Mack dump truck failed to stop at a red light, causing the accident.

Important steps to take following a car accident

Being involved in a car accident can be an overwhelming and unsetting experience. The experience can move quickly, so it is important to know what to do following a car accident. Familiarity with tips to help respond to a car accident in its immediate aftermath can be helpful for victims of car accidents, truck accidents and motorcycle accidents.

Motorcyclists in Louisiana are legally protected when harmed

Motorcyclists can be uniquely vulnerable to the negligence of other drivers on the roadways. Motorcycle riders are in a less protected form of transportation and are oftentimes missed by drivers who are not careful, attentive and providing adequate focus to roadway conditions. The consequences to motorcycle riders can be catastrophic. They can suffer serious injuries and death in a motorcycle accident.

How Drunk Driving Accidents Can Affect Your Life

Driving is widely considered to be an exciting experience to most citizens worldwide. In the U.S, most holidays and festivities have become synonymous with partying and drunk driving incidents all in the name of having fun. Don't get me wrong. There's nothing wrong with having fun every now and then. When such fun puts innocent lives at risk, then it becomes a serious problem. Drunk driving accidents can adversely affect both drivers and pedestrians in more ways than you can imagine. When driving under the influence of alcohol, negligence can significantly affect your judgment by endangering many lives.

Drunk driver plows into Mardi Gras parade crowd

Mardi Gras is supposed to be a festive occasion during which people are allowed to temporarily shuck the restraints of their ordinary lives until the beginning of Lent brings the celebration to a close. A young man apparently stepped too far away from these restraints during the Endymion parade in New Orleans by driving drunk and smashing his truck into a crowd of parade watchers.

Why a Lawyer Is Inevitable After a Motorcycle Accident

Motorcycle Accidents are usually more devastating than other automobile crashes. The reason is that cars are more stable and have reinforced cabins to protect the occupants, unlike motorcycles which are open. Bikers should take safety precautions to mitigate the consequences of crashes as they can lead to serious injuries or fatalities. A motorcyclist should wear protective gear as per the law. However, being cautious as a motorbike rider does not guarantee you road safety. Other road users are known for contributing to motorcycle accidents mainly due to negligence and inattentiveness.

Drunk driver injures 28 people at Mardi Gras parade

Imagine spending the weekend in New Orleans and taking in all the Mardi Gras festivities. There are parties and parades throughout the city attended by people from all over the U.S. As you stand on the sidewalk, watching a parade, a car suddenly careens into the crowd. This is exactly what happened on February 25 in the Mid-City neighborhood of New Orleans.

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