A Baton Rouge man was charged with drunk driving after he caused a chain-reaction crash on I-10 that injured a police officer. According to NOLA, Sgt. Staty Lewis was stopped on the shoulder to assist another driver whose vehicle had been involved in a hit and run.
One woman was killed and two children were injured when their vehicle was rear-ended by a pickup truck on U.S. 165. According to NOLA, the collision occurred at around 12:10 p.m. when Rosa Ramirez, 40, slowed down to make a left turn. Her 2001 Pontiac Grand Am was rear-ended by a 2006 Chevrolet pickup driven by Jessie White, 31.
Automotive safety technologies have advanced greatly over the last decade. With so many breakthroughs, it is easy to overlook the critical role that tires play in accident prevention. As the only points of contact your car has with the road, the performance of your tires can be the difference between causing a serious accident and reaching your destination unscathed.
According to National Public Radio, the average car on the road today is more than 10 years old. Automotive technology has improved a lot in the past decade, especially when it comes to safety features such as blind spot detection and collision mitigation, but this statistic highlights the fact that even if your vehicle has all the latest safety features, the other cars around you probably do not.
WFLA reports on two Hyundai recalls that affect more than 600,000 vehicles. At least 437,000 Santa Fe and Santa Fe Sport SUVs manufactured between 2013 and 2017 have been recalled due to hood latch issues. According to The Car Connection, the cable for the secondary latch is prone to corrosion, which could cause the hood to open if the primary latch fails.
Louisiana is a pure comparative negligence state, which means that in wrongful death cases, the court will modify damage awards based on each party’s percentage of fault. The only exception to this rule is intentional tort cases, pursuant to Louisiana Laws Civil Code CC 2323.
KPLC reports on a head-on collision on La. 27 that killed one person and injured another. The accident occurred at around 6 a.m. and involved a 2004 Nissan Sentra and a 2015 GMC Sierra.
No experience can match the heartbreak of losing a loved one. This is especially true when a family member dies unexpectedly due to the negligent or malicious actions of another person.
Commercial truckers tend to be far more experienced behind the wheel than the average motorist, but no driver is immune to accidents. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, more than 3,850 people lost their lives in truck crashes in 2015. The vast majority of these fatalities were passenger vehicle occupants.
It’s no secret that Uber has revolutionized commercial transportation. For passengers, this rideshare app offers a cheaper and more convenient option than traditional taxis; for drivers, Uber is a reliable source of consistent income.