No matter how big or small the accident is, both parties should stick around to guarantee that everyone is safe, insurance information is exchanged and a police report can be filed. If you are hit by a driver that is under the influence, driving on a suspended license or one who knows he or she will be in serious trouble if caught, that driver may choose to take off after the accident.
If you were involved in a car accident because of the actions of another motorist or entity, you may be able to pursue a claim against them to help offset the costs associated with medical care, long-term treatment needs and related expenditures. Though the exact types of compensation you may be able to pursue will vary based on the specific details of your accident, the types of injuries you sustain and how those injuries are expected to affect you moving forward, you may be able to collect compensation in one or more of the following areas:
When most people first learn to drive, they tend to be extremely cautious, scanning the road continuously and never letting go of the wheel. More experienced drivers are usually less nervous, having developed a better understanding of road conditions and driving technique. Whether you just got your license or have spent years on the road, distraction continues to present a large risk. There are three main categories of distraction. Being aware of them can help you develop strategies that reduce the likelihood of a distraction leading to an accident.
Truck drivers spend long hours in their vehicles. It's a tight space and a solitary lifestyle that many embrace. Sometimes, though, it comes head to head with highway hypnosis and drivers forget their surroundings.
We've previously covered what to do after an accident, and you don't have to look far to find advice about what not to do. But what if you slip up, and say something you later regret?
A relatively straight forward legal tem, wrongful death means a person was killed as a result of something out of their control. It varies state by state, but in Louisiana it's defined as "if a person dies due to the fault of another." In many ways, it's like a personal injury lawsuit where the deceased cannot represent him or herself so the estate pursues legal action instead. Common cases include car accidents, unsafe work conditions, medical malpractice and product liability.
Automobile accidents can happen very quickly and in the midst of the commotion, it can be difficult to think calmly and rationally. However, with some advance planning and review of the actions required in case an accident occurs, you can be well prepared.
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.
On May 15, a couple in Louisiana was killed in a car accident after a vehicle ahead of them was struck by lightning. The fatal accident took place in Evangeline Parish and involved three cars that were all traveling northbound on Interstate 49. Although investigators do not believe that impairment was a factor, toxicology samples were taken from all of the drivers after the accident.
As people in Louisiana gear up for Memorial Day and the start of the summer vacation, they should be aware that statistics demonstrate some days are much worse as far as car accidents. Using extra caution when driving on those days can help people prevent being involved in a car accident and possibly suffering an injury as a result.