October 2017 Archives

Woman killed in fatal drunk driving accident in Baton Rouge

Whether it is a workday or a weekend day, many individuals make early morning commutes to work, stores or getaway destinations. While there are many reasons to hit the road during the early hours of the day, some motorists might be en route to their home. Following a late night out at a bar, event or gathering could cause an individual to drive home during the early morning hours. However, these drivers are likely to have alcohol still in their system and could be the cause of a serious and even fatal drunk driving accident.

Who is required to follow hours of service regulations?

Louisiana motorists tend to view large trucks as just another vehicle on the roadways. While semi-trucks and tractor-trailer trucks utilize roadways throughout the nation, these vehicles are driven by employees. Truck drivers are trained to safely operate these massive vehicles and are required to comply with all rules and regulations of the profession. With regards to the trucking industry, trucking companies and truck drivers are required to follow various federal trucking regulations. Failure to follow these regulations does not only subject them to fines and penalties, but it also creates risks and dangers on the roadways.

Commercial drivers who text while operating are dangers to others

Texting and driving is a dangerous practice that has caused injuries and deaths to victims in Louisiana. When a driver takes their eyes away from the road in order to read or respond to a text message they are failing to use care in the execution of their driving responsibilities. A driver who is not looking at the road is a distracted driver and distracted drivers are threats to everyone else who must share streets and highways with them.

Helping you collect damages following a motorcycle accident

Year round, Baton Rouge residents can expect to encounter or see motorcyclists on the roadways. Because of the nice weather, it is ideal for locals and visitors to cruise around on their bikes and enjoy the outdoors. While it is an enjoyable and efficient way to get around, motorcyclists are susceptible to certain risks and dangers. Because of their small size, motorists do not always see them, this could result in a collision by a vehicle failing to check their mirrors and blind spots, signal a turn or even yield to an oncoming biker. Thus, a motorcycle accident ensures, resulting in serious and catastrophic injuries.

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