The Louisiana governor did not agree with other lawmakers in the state, who had passed a new bill that would reform the way car accident damages are handled. The bill sought to limit how much could be obtained in a lawsuit, and the trade-off was that those who supported the bill said car insurance rates would go down as a result.
Drivers make hundreds of choices every time they get behind the wheel. Most of them are good choices or at least decisions that do not have negative consequences.
A Republican Senator in Louisiana recently proposed a new bill that would change the way car accident cases are handled in the state, and the Senate voted to pass it into law. It went through by a vote of 29-8. It will next go to the House.
We've all seen dangerous drivers. Maybe it's the person speeding down a residential street where children are playing. Maybe it's the driver texting at a light and forgetting to drive when it turns green. Maybe it's the tailgater who refuses to pass but also won't give you more than a foot of space.
You watch drivers around you on the road make mistakes almost constantly, and you get an idea of what types of crashes you could get involved in. Maybe someone decides to send a text message while driving toward you and drifts in your lane. Maybe a truck driver doesn't see your car on the interstate and begins merging right into the side of your vehicle. There are countless examples.
Reckless driving goes beyond breaking the speed limit or not being careful enough behind the wheel. It typically means that the choices that the driver made put others in danger and that it was obvious that they did so. The driver made a choice to engage in that type of behavior even though it increased the risk of a crash.
In the spring, rainstorms are common. You may have no choice but to drive in one, and many drivers do so safely. However, is it possible for a storm to cause a serious car accident? We know about the threat of winter storms in the northern states, but what about rainstorms in Louisiana?
Some injuries that you suffer in a car accident may never fully heal. This can lead to chronic pain. Doctors may warn you that all they can do is treat the symptoms -- by giving you painkillers -- but they cannot necessarily help you overcome the cause of those symptoms.
You see it all the time in traffic jams: Impatient drivers inching up to tailgate the cars ahead of them. Many people drive with just a few feet between their bumpers.
Two people are dead after a tragic car accident in Louisiana. It was a two-vehicle crash, and as of the latest reports, the Louisiana State Police are still conducting an investigation to determine exactly what happened.