Car Accidents Archives

Can I file a claim for loss of consortium?

A loss of consortium claim allows the spouse of someone injured in a car accident to seek additional compensation. Let's say your husband was permanently disabled in a motor vehicle accident due to no fault of his own. Your husband is no longer able to spend time with you, have sexual relations with you, and he will not be available to provide domestic services like fixing things around the house, cooking meals and watching the children.

5 causes of distracted driving on I-10

I-10 is a busy corridor that spans the width of Louisiana. Except for the short burst, you can travel on I-12 if you are bypassing New Orleans. Drivers going from one coast to the other using the southernmost route travel I-10. The congestion on this route as drivers travel around New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Lafayette and Lake Charles means drivers need their full attention on the road. Distracted drivers pose a hazard to everyone on the interstate, and victims of distracted driving accidents need to be aware of their legal options for obtaining full and fair compensation.

Injured in a pedestrian accident? Know your full range of legal options.

When you're walking on the sidewalk, on the side of the road or crossing the road, you're probably very aware of any ongoing traffic. Sadly, not everyone operating a motor vehicle will be as aware of you. Some people decide to drive while intoxicated, distracted or otherwise incapacitated, putting pedestrians at unnecessary risk.

Understanding the types of compensation victims may recover

When victims are harmed in a car accident, truck accident, motorcycle accident or drunk driving accident, it is likely to harm both them and their family members and loved ones. Victims and their families may need compensation to help them with the physical, financial and emotional damages they have suffered in an unexpected car accident caused by a drunk driver or other negligent driver.

Distracted driving described in Louisiana as an epidemic

Highway safety officials for the state of Louisiana are referring to distracted driving as a dangerous epidemic on Louisiana roadways including in Baton Rouge. The Louisiana Highway Safety Commission is reminding drivers to remain focused on the road during April, which is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month, and always. A representative for the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission called upon drivers to put their phones down while driving.

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.

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.

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