Local authorities in Louisiana are joining the effort named "Back to School Distracted Driving Enforcement Campaign." The campaign is intended to raise awareness of Louisiana's ban on handheld cell phones in school zones. Using a cell phone in a school zone in Louisiana is illegal unless the phone can be used with a hands-free setting. Authorities note there are significant dangers associated with using a cell phone while driving.
When a car, truck or motorcycle accident has resulted in injuries and harm to victims and their families, it may be possible for injured victims and their families to pursue damages from the negligent driver responsible for causing their accident and for the injuries and harm they have suffered. It is also beneficial for car accident victims and their families to be familiar with the different types of damages they may be able to recover.
Car accidents can result in a variety of serious injuries including brain injuries. Brain injuries can be costly physically, financially and emotionally for victims and their families which is why personal injury legal resources are available to protect brain injury victims and their families.
Motor vehicle collisions can result in lasting and debilitating injuries to victims. One type of serious injury car accident victims can suffer includes soft tissue injuries, which is why car accident victims should be familiar with these types of injuries and how a personal injury claim for damages can help them with any of these injuries they suffer in a car accident.
Louisiana residents can suffer injuries in car accidents, motorcycle accidents, truck accidents and other commercial vehicle accidents. These damages can be severe and can be physically, financially and emotionally costly to victims. Fortunately, personal injury legal options may be available to help injured victims with the damages suffered at the hands of a negligent driver.
Most drivers probably think they have a good idea of what distracted driving is but the reality is that it includes many unsafe driving behaviors drivers engage in every day. It is helpful for drivers to know the dangerous distracted driving behaviors they should avoid and for victims of distracted drivers to be familiar with the legal protections available to them if they are injured by a distracted driver.
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.
While certainly they are not always easy to deal with when it comes to asking for compensation, insurance companies can be very useful in helping Baton Rouge residents to see what is and is not dangerous behavior behind the wheel.
A previous post on this blog talked about the risks of driving at higher speeds. Nevertheless, it seems that many lawmakers both in Louisiana and other parts of the country are seemingly reluctant to do anything but increase speed limits on the highways in this state.
A previous post on this blog talked about how difficult it is for so many Louisiana residents to put down their phones and focus on their driving. As this post reported, even in the face of warnings and stepped-up law enforcement efforts, almost half of all drivers continued to text and drive, at least on occasion.