June 2019 Archives

How is fault determined after suffering injury by a drunk driver?

One moment you're driving along, maybe you're commuting to work or maybe you're picking up your kid from practice. The next thing you remember you're waking up in a hospital bed, loved ones by your side. It's hard to come to terms with how you got from here to there - you might be wondering what happened. This is the reality for many who are injured in an accident with a drunk driver.

Fighting for the rights of motorcyclists after injury

There are few luxuries quite like the wind in your hair and the open road. This is what calls to so many motorcyclists when they make the decision to trade in public transportation or a passenger vehicle for a ride with two wheels. Motorcycles are fun to operate and as a passenger. However, the fun can end abruptly if the motorcyclist is injured in a motorcycle accident with a passenger vehicle or other vehicle.

Bill to drug test after car accidents moves to house floor

When it comes to the rules of the road and laws everyone has to follow, many don't realize that many of these decisions are based on state laws. Of course, on interstate highways, federal law can easily apply in situations of car accidents, but generally, jurisdiction is left to the states. Louisiana is one of the states who does not allow for drug testing of drivers after they have been in involved in a car accident causing industries. Current law says for law enforcement to drug test them only after a fatality has occurred.

Why are there stricter regulations for commercial vehicles?

On roadways today there can be multiple lanes of traffic carrying hundreds, if not thousands, of vehicles. We all share and use this space. Because of this, safety is paramount - anytime an injury or a car fatality can be avoided this is top priority. This is a big reason why commercial vehicles are held to stricter regulations than passenger vehicles.

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