May 2016 Archives

Be safe on the roadway on Memorial Day

Louisiana drivers need to be careful at all times, and certainly during Memorial Day weekend. The National Safety Council is estimating that 439 people will die and an additional 50,500 people will be seriously injured around the country in a motor vehicle accident some time during the Memorial Day three-day weekend.

Man files lawsuit after being injured in a truck accident

Drivers in Louisiana are undoubtedly aware of the number of large trucks with which they share the road. Their prominence often obscures the dangers of being in a truck accident, but it is a constant concern nonetheless. Given the large size of these vehicles and the numerous factors that can cause a semi-truck crash, it is important that those who are injured in a truck accident know what to do after it has happened. Such is the case with one particular man who was injured in a trucking accident.

High-speed accident kills 23-year-old woman

A New Orleans single-car crash on May 4 resulted in the death of one person. A 2015 Lamborghini was apparently speeding down Tchoupitoulas Street in an area prior to where the street intersects with Felicity, according to a police representative. The black Lamborghini veered right off the road, jumping the curb. It struck a flood wall where a woman passenger, aged 23, was killed.

FMCSA releases 2014 truck accident statistics

The release of trucking accident statistics has members of the industry in Louisiana and around the country scratching their heads to make sense out of them. According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, the number of trucks involved in fatal accidents in 2014 decreased by 5 percent from the preceding year. However, the number of non-fatal injuries increased by more than 20 percent over the same period.

Commercial truck accidents can cause serious injuries

Getting involved in a New Orleans wreck with a commercial vehicle, like an 18-wheeler or semi truck, could have serious implications. Due to the sheer size and weight of trucks, even low-speed collisions may result in severe damage or life-threatening injuries. Many victims confront hurdles because they're not only suing individual drivers. When you go up against freight carriers and similar companies, you will likely face an army of lawyers whose best interests involves denying fault at all costs.

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