July 2018 Archives

A lawyer can assist with a lawsuit after a drunk driving accident

Despite drivers in Baton Rouge, throughout Louisiana and across the nation being aware and constantly reminded of the dangers of driving while intoxicated, people still do it. This is with law enforcement setting up patrols to catch drivers who are under the influence of alcohol or drugs, the harsh penalties that are assessed when there is a conviction and the other issues that a person who was caught drunk driving will face. With the decision to drive under the influence, there will inevitably be accidents. For people who have been injured in a car accident caused by a drunk driver, it is imperative to think about the future and consider a legal filing.

Parents exhibit distracted driving behaviors with kids in car

Distracted driving is a nationwide problem and law enforcement and legislators are actively trying to find ways to reduce the number of people who do it. Even those in Baton Rouge and throughout Louisiana who believe they can multitask and use their cellphones behind the wheel will understand that there is a certain level or risk to the activity. Unfortunately, many still choose to do it. This can cause a car accident with severe injuries and death. Researchers are studying this phenomenon, coming up with results that are somewhat stunning. One recent survey indicates that even parents who have children in the vehicle are not immune to the allure of the cellphone.

Local Baton Rouge politician dies in bicycle-auto accident

Bicyclists and motor vehicle drivers must share the road in Baton Rouge and across Louisiana, and they must do so in an attentive manner to ensure that accidents do not happen. Unfortunately, some drivers are reckless, negligent, under the influence of alcohol or drugs or distracted and do not keep an eye on vulnerable bicycle riders. This can cause a bicycle-car crash with catastrophic injuries and death. After a family has lost a loved one or there have been serious injuries, having legal advice is an important factor in pursuing compensation in a legal filing.

Study examines distracted driver behaviors and infotainment

Given the number of auto accidents in Baton Rouge and across Louisiana that happen because of a distracted driver, it need not be said how dangerous the behavior is. This is often linked to texting and driving. However, there are numerous distractions that can divert the driver's attention from where it should be - the road - and cause a crash. With these crashes, there can be serious injuries along with the accompanying treatments, medical expenses, lost time on the job and a difficult time getting back to his or her normal life. When there is a fatality, the family left behind will have extensive issues getting beyond the untimely death.

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