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:
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.
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.
Many Louisiana drivers know that using a cell phone or other device while driving can be very dangerous. In fact, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recommended that drivers take their eyes off the road for no more than two seconds. However, it was noted that a vehicle that was traveling at highway speeds could travel approximately 200 feet in the time it takes for a driver to glance at their phone for two seconds.
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 man was arrested in connection with an April 5 car accident that resulted in the death of one woman. Police believed that the man was impaired at the time of the crash and booked him into Tangipahoa Parish Jail on one charge of vehicular homicide and other offenses related to the accident.
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.
Louisiana State Police confirmed that a married couple died in a motorcycle crash that occurred on March 15. The deceased victims were from Texas, and they were both 59 years old. According to initial reports about the crash, the couple was ejected from their motorcycle after a car driver cut them off while driving on Highway 121.
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.
Around 5:45 a.m. on March 8, a 25-year-old Vacherie woman was killed at the intersection of LA Highways 3125 and 3213 in Gramercy. Her car was struck by a 24-year-old man who was uninjured in the crash.