Posts tagged "Car Accidents"

The concerning rate of cellphone use by motorists

Everyday, motorists in Louisiana and elsewhere get behind the wheel of their personal vehicles. They might be heading to work, school or the store, but chances are that more than, where they are headed to are on their mind. Drivers are faced with a multitude of distractions, many of which come from technology.

Suspect in police chase causes fatal Baton Rouge crash

Negligent drivers can turn up anywhere. Whether one is traveling on the interstate, city streets or residential area, if a motorist is distracted, reckless or intoxicated, this can prove to be a very dangerous situation. Even when one follows the rules of the road and is completely attentive, this unfortunately is not always enough to avoid a negligent driver.

How states across the nation are tackling distracted driving

In society today, it is frustrating to see how some individuals are consumed by technology. It appears as if residents in Louisiana and other states cannot go more than a few minutes without checking their phone or completing some task for society. But, there are some places where this does not need to exist.

What to do when the car accident isn't your fault - Part 2

Dealing with an insurance company after a car accident can be a very difficult process. It can leave you frustrated, confused and ready to give up. That is exactly what the insurer wants you to do. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to get the compensation you deserve.

What to do when the car accident isn't your fault - Part 1

Imagine driving to work along your normal route through Baton Rouge. You were expecting another normal day: go to work, be productive and return home. Your typical day took a dive when a distracted driver made a fateful turn -- illegally. Because the other driver chose to text instead of pay attention to basic traffic laws, such as red lights and right-of-way, you now have to deal with serious back and neck injuries and the damage to your car. In addition, it looks like you will be missing work for the foreseeable future.

Hit-and-run accident in Louisiana injures one and kills another

Today, most residents rely on motor vehicles. While these can be reliable forms of transportation, cars are also the source of risks. Even when a driver followed the rules, this does not protect them from a negligent driver. Whether it is due to speeding, distractions or intoxication, a negligent driver could be the source of a serious of even fatal automobile collision.

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.

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