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Man injured in Louisiana car crash files lawsuit

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.

Lightning strike leads to fatal car accident

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.

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month

On April 13, the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission issued a public statement about distracted driving to remind everyone that April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month. During the month of April, highway safety officials in Louisiana make a concerted effort to cut down on distracted driving accidents by warning drivers about the risks of using a cell phone while they are behind the wheel.

1 killed, 4 injured in head-on collision

Louisiana State Police reported that one person was killed and four others were injured in a head-on car collision that occurred on Louisiana Route 86 on April 3. One of the five people who were killed was identified as the 65-year-old mayor of Loreauville, who was a passenger in one of the vehicles involved.

Man charged with DWI, vehicular homicide after killing bicyclist

A 28-year-old Louisiana man was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving after he allegedly struck and killed a bicyclist in Terrytown on March 21. The accident happened at approximately 8 p.m. on Louisiana Highway 428 near Peter Street, according to authorities.

Distracted driving is more than just texting

Teenage drivers in Louisiana who multitask while they are behind the wheel put their passengers, other drivers and pedestrians at risk. In fact, distracted driving by people of all ages is one of the leading causes of car accidents around the country. A recent study by researchers at Oregon State University looked into distracted driving by teenagers and found that there are other problems besides just talking or texting on a cellphone.

Victim in fatal La. crash identified; other driver faces charges

An investigation into a fatal car crash that took place near New Orleans has revealed the victim to be a 66-year-old man from Baton Rouge. Thus far, the other driver involved is facing a reckless operation charge. The man who died in the accident was driving an SUV and was hit by another car, which sent his SUV flying through the air. This all happened in the early morning hours around 5 a.m. on Feb. 22.

Overview of Louisiana comparative negligence law

In some car accidents, more than one driver is at fault. Negligence claims are a legal method of assigning fault for the injuries that result from car accidents or other incidents, and comparative fault may be used to determine each party's fault.

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.

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