When you think of cellphones and cars, you probably think of distracted driving. For years now, accident rates related to drivers engaged with their phones instead of their surroundings have been a real risk for people on the road. Cellphones are a primary source of distraction. However, not all cellphone use in a car is a bad thing. In the immediate aftermath of a collision with another vehicle or a crash, a mobile phone can provide critical assistance.
Dealing with an insurance company after a car accident can be a very difficult process. It can leave you frustrated, confused and ready to give up. That is exactly what the insurer wants you to do. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to get the compensation you deserve.
A loss of consortium claim allows the spouse of someone injured in a car accident to seek additional compensation. Let's say your husband was permanently disabled in a motor vehicle accident due to no fault of his own. Your husband is no longer able to spend time with you, have sexual relations with you, and he will not be available to provide domestic services like fixing things around the house, cooking meals and watching the children.
I-10 is a busy corridor that spans the width of Louisiana. Except for the short burst, you can travel on I-12 if you are bypassing New Orleans. Drivers going from one coast to the other using the southernmost route travel I-10. The congestion on this route as drivers travel around New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Lafayette and Lake Charles means drivers need their full attention on the road. Distracted drivers pose a hazard to everyone on the interstate, and victims of distracted driving accidents need to be aware of their legal options for obtaining full and fair compensation.
When you're walking on the sidewalk, on the side of the road or crossing the road, you're probably very aware of any ongoing traffic. Sadly, not everyone operating a motor vehicle will be as aware of you. Some people decide to drive while intoxicated, distracted or otherwise incapacitated, putting pedestrians at unnecessary risk.
As you drove home from work yesterday, you were involved in a car accident. You were rear-ended by a driver that failed to stop with the rest of the traffic. Fortunately, you avoided broken bones, but now - the day after - you are experiencing severe neck and back pain.
Amid the outcry about distracted driving, there's one key thing that's not happening. Even with widespread awareness, texting while driving has been increasing. At any moment in the day, the National Occupant Protection Use Survey estimates that 660,000 drivers are using a cell phone or other electronic device from behind the wheel.
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