Louisiana residents may have heard of the accident that took place in Georgia on May 19, when a tractor-trailer collided with two cars and burst into flames on I-16 west of Savannah. The accident happened near the junction with I-95. There were multiple fatalities, including a 71- and 72-year-old couple in one car as well as a 39-year-old driver of another car and her 16- and 19-year-old passengers.
An auto accident has led to the filing of a personal injury lawsuit in Louisiana. The plaintiff alleges that he was on U.S. 190 on June 28, 2014, when another vehicle crashed into his. The male driver of the vehicle that hit the plaintiff's car was allegedly trying to make a right turn. The plaintiff claims that he suffered personal injury as a result of the impact.
An accident that occurred along Interstate 10 east of Duston resulted in the death of a 92-year-old man from Lafayette. Police reported that the crash took place around 8 a.m. on April 29. The man was driving a Chevy pickup truck westbound along the interstate when it hit a GMC SUV that was stopped in the road. Officials stated that the SUV had stopped due to the presence of vehicles from a prior accident along the highway.
A Louisiana driver was killed in an April 24 accident in the southbound lane of Louisiana Highway 3127. The 19-year-old man was driving a Camaro when he attempted to pass several other vehicles, according to Louisiana State Police Troop C. It was raining when the Camaro driver lost control of his vehicle, which spun clockwise as it was passing a 2010 Dodge Ram, driven by a 51-year-old man from Reserve.
Of the injuries people can receive in a motor vehicle accident in Louisiana, one that is to the spinal cord is one of the most devastating kinds. People who suffer spinal cord injuries may end up being permanently paralyzed, greatly reducing their quality of life and limiting their ability to care for themselves.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.