February 2015 Archives

Louisiana moped driver dies after crash

Reports say that driver of a 2013 Taoi moped driving eastbound on La. 300 when the driver of a 2001 Chevrolet Astro van going north made a right turn into the path of the moped. The moped collided with the back of the van and the driver was ejected from the moped. He was pronounced dead after being taken to the Interim LSU hospital. The accident occurred on Thursday, Feb. 12 at around 2:45 p.m.

Assignment of fault in car accidents can be split in Louisiana

Car accidents are not always the result of one driver's mistake. Sometimes two or more drivers took actions that caused the accident. How fault for the accidents is determined during personal injury lawsuits is governed by various state laws.

Motorcycle accidents and injuries in Louisiana

Many Louisiana residents enjoy the feeling of freedom afforded by riding on motorcycles. Unfortunately, motorcyclists face a greater risk of vehicle accident involvement than do occupants of other cars, and a greater likelihood that if they are involved in an accident to suffer serious personal injury.

Shoulder fractures in car accidents

Residents of Louisiana who are in car accidents might suffer a number of different types of injuries including shoulder trauma. The collarbone and the upper part of the arm, also known as the clavicle and the humerus, may be vulnerable to fracture. Fractures to the scapula, or shoulder blade, are somewhat less common because that part of the body tends to be protected by the muscles that surround it as well as the chest. However, a high-speed car accident can fracture it, and that fracture may be accompanied by a chest injury.

Facts and safety tips for motorists regarding tires

With the inclement weather that Louisiana residents often have to drive in, having a set of dependable tires is a necessity. Worn, bald or damaged tires can lead to hydroplaning on wet or snowy roads because the tire's grooves are not at full potential to divert water or maintain traction. When hydroplaning occurs, the driver is no longer able to control the vehicle.

Facts about fatal drunk driving accidents

Drivers in Louisiana who get behind the wheel while they are drunk put themselves and others at great risk. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Adminstration, 30 people are killed every day in car accidents that involve an alcohol-impaired driver. Almost one-third of all of the annual traffic fatalities in the U.S. involve a drunk driver.

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