Car Accidents Archives

Tips for driving in heavy traffic on Interstate 10

Everyone in this area knows that I-10 can turn into a nightmare when it's busy, especially around Essen Lane and the never-ending construction zone closer to the I-12 split. Unfortunately, some drivers don't take the possibility of slow flowing traffic or traffic jams into account when they leave home. These drivers might drive aggressively and even recklessly to get where they are going.

NHTSA investigates flaw in Goodyear tires and car accidents

Louisianans place immense trust in their vehicles. They trust those who manufacture every part. One of the fundamental parts of any motor vehicle is the tires. If there is a problem with the way the tires are made, people can be placed in danger of being in a car accident and suffering severe injuries and death. When there is a spate of accidents with a specific type of tire, researchers will examine the situation and seek common denominators. This is especially egregious if companies are not forthcoming with this information to help those who are in jeopardy be aware of the potential dangers. Such is the case with a certain kind of Goodyear tire that is used on motorhomes.

Child car accident victim suffers several injuries in hit and run

Drivers in Baton Rouge and throughout Louisiana must be vigilant about pedestrians as they cross the street. Drivers who fail on both ends can cause injuries and fatalities in car accidents. It is also important that after an accident, they stop their vehicle, render aid, if necessary, call for emergency services and give their information to any victims. Those who are driving and commit a hit-and-run will not only face the aftermath of any injuries or deaths that occur, but also criminal charges. And, victims must be aware of their rights to seek compensation in a legal filing after such a crash.

Traffic cones dropped from utility truck leads to auto accident

Louisiana drivers who are paying strict attention to their surroundings will be watching for other vehicles, motorcycles, pedestrians and anyone else who comes into their vicinity. Other factors that can cause an auto accident include the weather or an unexpected issue with an automobile. Road hazards due to a negligent driver might not often be considered, but are a variable that can cause severe car accidents and result in serious injuries and death. When there is not an immediate knowledge as to what caused the road hazard, it becomes even more important for the injured person and the family of a person who might have died in an auto accident to have legal help.

Pedestrian-auto accident numbers maintain high levels

Any auto accident in Baton Rouge, throughout Louisiana and across the nation can be dangerous, but some of the worst kinds of crashes involve a pedestrian. Because pedestrians are totally vulnerable and do not have the protection accorded by being in a vehicle of their own, they can suffer from catastrophic injuries and be killed. The number of pedestrian accidents is recorded by researchers and government agencies to see if there are issues they should be concerned about.

Young child is hit by car in parking lot auto accident and dies

Any auto accident in Louisiana can have terrible consequences with catastrophic injuries and death. Some of the worst kinds of car accidents involve pedestrians. Unfortunately, these often involve children. When there is an auto accident with a child who is not in a vehicle, there can be broken bones, head injuries, spinal cord damage and the worst-case scenario of a fatality. Those who have been affected by a crash in which the car accident victim was a child should know their rights to seek compensation in a lawsuit.

Pickup truck driver causes two crashes back to back in Louisiana

When an accident happens, one is likely in shock. They may not know what to do exactly, but remaining at the scene of the crash is not only important but is required by law. Fleeing the scene of an accident does not only expose a driver to legal penalties but could evidence fault in the collision. Nonetheless, the victims of a hit-and-run do have the ability to seek legal recourses; however, this only occurs when the driver is located.

How to handle a lowball insurance settlement offer after a crash

Getting into a motor vehicle collision can change your life in a second. One moment, you're headed to work or the store, and the next, someone makes a mistake that injures you severely. Auto accidents can result in a host of severe and debilitating medical issues, from broken bones and spinal cord injuries to paralysis and traumatic brain injuries.

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