January 2015 Archives

Seeking insurance benefits in hit-and-run accidents

After an individual in New Orleans has been injured in a car accident, they may face both physical injury and financial instability. In order to cover those costs, many drivers rely on insurance benefits. However, some insurance providers may be difficult to work with. In other cases, those providers may be unwilling to pay out the amount that a victim may need to recover. Those who are facing such circumstances may want to contact the Law Offices of Time L. Fields, LLC.

Distracted driving facts and figures

Many people in Louisiana immediately think of texting while driving when they think about distracted driving, but it can be anything that takes someone's eyes off the road, hands off the wheel or mind off of driving. Thinks like eating, putting on makeup or changing the radio station while behind the wheel can all be considered distracted driving. However, the reason that so many people associate texting with distracted driving is because texting includes all three types of distractions.

Rising number of deaths shows dangers of large truck accidents

Among fatal auto accidents in Louisiana in 2012, large trucks accounted for 10.7 percent of the vehicles involved in them. This is a little above the average rate of large truck involvement, which is 8.3 percent nationwide. Concerns about the dangers posed by big rigs and delivery trucks have been validated with data collected across the United States.

Truck driver fatigue continues to be a problem

Louisiana drivers who are uncomfortable driving around large trucks may be interested to learn that the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board has stated that Congress and regulators have failed numerous times to act on recommendations that could improve truck safety. The report stated that more than 100 recommendations put forth by the NTSB have been ignored within the last four years, even through fatalities involving trucks have continued to rise.

Collision left 1 Louisiana man dead, 2 others injured

An investigation was underway after a fatal accident involving three vehicles occurred just before 10 p.m. on Jan. 3 in Terrebonne Parish. Louisiana State Police Troop C arrived at the accident on LA 311. A 34-year-old man from Thibodaux died at the scene, and his vehicle was destroyed. Troopers are unclear whether the man had been wearing a seat belt.

Louisiana man charged with negligent homicide after crash

A St. Rose man was apprehended on Dec. 31 in connection with a November 2014 car crash that killed his passenger. He has been charged with negligent homicide, reckless operation of a motor vehicle and driving without a seat belt.

Preventative measures for common car accident injuries

Louisiana residents may never be able to predict if and when they may be involved in a car accident. Even with careful driving and attention, it is impossible to control the actions of other drivers whose negligence may result in an accident. Understanding the most common injuries people sustain in motor vehicle accidents and then taking simple steps to minimize the risk of suffering them is an important task for anyone who drives or rides in a motor vehicle.

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