It’s easy to underestimate the amount of damage a fall can cause until you experience one firsthand. The National Floor Safety Institute estimates that falls contribute to nearly 1 million emergency room visits every year.
The roads can be treacherous on drinking holidays such as Memorial Day weekend. In addition to drunk drivers, holiday traffic congestion increases the risk of crashing.
If you sustained serious injuries in a car accident that was not your fault, you probably expect the other driver’s insurance company to pay for your vehicle repairs, medical bills, and other damages. However, if your injuries are serious, the at-fault driver might not have enough coverage to pay for your losses.
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.
Now that spring is in full swing, motorcyclists across Louisiana are hitting the road and enjoying the thrill of commuting on two wheels. If you ride a motorcycle, it is critical that you are proactive about safety because all it takes is one drunk, distracted, or negligent driver to cause a tragic accident.
An Alexandria man was killed in a five-vehicle wreck that involved two 18-wheelers. According to KALB, the accident occurred on Interstate 10 at around 5:30 p.m. when one of the truck drivers failed to slow down in congested traffic.
According to the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals, workers’ compensation benefits covered an average of 2,200 hospitalizations across the state annually between 2003 and 2012. Although some industries and positions are more dangerous than others, anyone can sustain a workplace injury. For this reason, most employers in Louisiana must maintain workers’ compensation insurance.
KALB reports on a head-on collision that killed two teens and injured two others just outside of Alexandria. The accident happened at about 2 p.m. on LA Hwy 107.
The cost of medical bills can add up quickly after a car accident. This is particularly true when a victim sustains a spinal cord injury (SCI).
Each state has its own laws that govern liability in personal injury cases. The state of Louisiana has adopted the pure comparative negligence doctrine, which means that if you contributed to your injury, your recovery will be reduced by your percentage of fault. Pursuant to Louisiana Laws Civil Code CC 2323, the only exception to this rule is intentional tort cases.