October 2018 Archives

Study shows a link in rise of Lyft and Uber fatal car accidents

For Louisiana residents, there are obvious dangers on the road. They will be aware of them and keep a close watch for these risks when out and about as drivers, cyclists and pedestrians. That includes distracted drivers, drunk drivers, negligent drivers and more. There are other risks people will face and, frequently, they will not even realize that it is impacting their safety. They can cause a car accident with catastrophic injuries just as easily as the above-listed, known issues. The common denominator in any crash is that there can be injuries and fatalities, and those who were impacted must remember their rights to attempt to seek compensation in a lawsuit.

Motorcyclist dies when driver fails to yield and causes crash

Motorcycle unawareness is one of the most common causes of an automobile-motorcycle accident in Baton Rouge and across Louisiana. Since motorcyclists are vulnerable and can face serious injuries and death when they are in a crash with a conventional motor vehicle, it is imperative that they are cautious and aware of the vehicles with which they are sharing the road. In some unfortunate situations, all the caution in the world will not prevent a crash. These can quickly turn into fatalities. People who have lost a loved one in a motorcycle accident will need to know their legal options.

Bus accident statistics show an increase in fatalities

Riding a bus can be a convenient method of transportation in Louisiana and across the U.S. It saves people from needing to drive on their own, allows them the freedom to relax and get to their destination and it can be a money saver. However, what many do not consider when they get on a bus is that there are inherent risks. A rider is placing his or her trust in the bus driver and the owner of the fleet. Issues such as inexperience, operating under the influence, recklessness and more can cause a bus crash. Those who are involved in these accidents should be cognizant of the frequency with which they happen and take the necessary steps after the fact to consider a legal filing for compensation.

Emergency hazards and evacuation dangers

Louisiana is no stranger to heavy rains and storms, and most drivers have learned when it's safe to be on the roads. When hurricanes strike or heavy rains pose a threat, it's generally safer to stay off the roads, but that's not always possible.

Bicycle accident fatality statistics show Louisiana near the top

When there is a car accident in Louisiana, it can result in injuries and fatalities. Fortunately for many, they are protected by being in a vehicle and can be shielded from the worst kind of damage. Bicyclists cannot say the same. Many people in the state use a bicycle to get around. It is a great way to stay in shape, save money on transportation costs, and be environmentally friendly. When there is a crash between a motor vehicle and a bicycle, however, the rider will inevitably suffer serious injuries and death - far more often than an accident between motor vehicles. Part of seeking compensation in a legal filing after a car-bicycle accident is understanding the statistics of these accidents. A legal professional is key to all aspects of a case.

Woman, 55, dies in head-on auto accident

When a vehicle drives over the center line and into the opposite lanes of a Louisiana roadway, it is one of the most dangerous situations a driver who is going in the proper direction can face. There is literally nowhere for the driver to go to avoid the crash, and the best that can be hoped for is that the driver will somehow correct the path and go back into the applicable lanes or that the crash will somehow be mitigated and not end up as a head-on collision. After a head-on collision, there can be catastrophic injuries and fatalities. Those who have been harmed by this kind of auto accident must demand a full investigation and have help from a law firm experienced in car crashes.

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