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Auto accident between school bus and police car causes injuries

On the streets of Baton Rouge, school buses and police cars are commonly present, easily seen and must share the road. While these vehicles serve different functions, it is imperative that they are operated within the law and avoid crashes to maintain safety for everyone. Unfortunately, an auto accident can occur with any kind of vehicle and law enforcement vehicles and school buses are no exception. After an accident with these vehicles, there can be injuries to those serving the community in law enforcement and those on a school bus. All must remember their right to seek compensation in a legal filing for all they have lost.

Dangers of a car crash are shown to be higher in August

Louisiana drivers who go out on the road might not realize that there are specific days of the year that are riskier than others. Researchers, however, do keep track of these factors and use this information to try and improve safety by emphasizing the dangers of accidents and why they happen. This information can also be of use after an accident, when those involved or those affected by it consider a legal filing for compensation.

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.

Study examines days and times when car accidents are more likely

Drivers, pedestrians and anyone else on the road in Baton Rouge and throughout Louisiana must be cautious every day of the week. However, there are certain days of the week and times of day that are more dangerous than others, and people should be vigilant about that. Research examines these factors to determine the risk and to craft strategies to make the roads safer. Knowing this information can also be useful if there is an auto accident and the victims or their families would like to consider a legal filing for compensation.

Statistics highlight auto accident risks linked to days and time

Studies into the frequency and causes of an auto accident examine various aspects. All might be important to a Louisianan who has been affected by an automobile accident, whether it is with injuries or losing a loved one. Some issues that are not often considered, such as days of the week and time of day, could be important factors. One such study sought to examine these factors to gain a better understanding of these incidents.

Pedestrian-auto accident study shows major increase in deaths

When a Louisiana pedestrian is hit by a car, lifelong problems can result. Medical expenses, the inability to work, the possibility that the person will need to be cared for in the short or long-term, and even death can occur. Pedestrians are in such jeopardy when there is an accident, it is important to keep track of how these crashes happen and to try and find a way to reduce their frequency. Unfortunately, even with technological advances and the ability to study trends to come to a solution, the number of fatal pedestrian accidents is at its highest total since 1990.

Alleged reckless driver rear-ends Jeep, killing 2 children

Most drivers in Louisiana adhere to the law, are predictable and operate their vehicles safely. However, some drivers behave recklessly, speed, operate their vehicles under the influence and cause a car crash. With any kind of accident though, there can be catastrophic injuries and fatalities.

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