There was a 12-percent increase in the number of fatal pedestrian accidents over the past decade, according to the Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center, but distracted drivers are not the only ones to blame for this spike. The Guardian reminds readers that Apple released the first iPhone in 2007, and smartphones have essentially proliferated every aspect of modern life since.
Over the coming weeks, children all over the state will be heading back to school, and that means motorists need to start looking out for school buses on the roads. Collisions involving buses carrying dozens of children can be devastating, but there are laws in place to reduce the risk of such accidents. Fortunately, these laws are effective—as long as everyone follows them.
No vehicle can match the freedom and thrill of cruising on a motorcycle, but that excitement comes at a cost for thousands of riders each year. According to the Insurance Information Institute, the number of motorcyclist injuries reached 88,000 in 2015, and 4,976 riders died. That fatality rate marked an 8.3-percent increase from 2014.
Louisiana is a pure comparative negligence state, which means that after most car accidents, the damages will be paid by the driver(s) who caused the crash based on their percentage of fault. So, in most cases, if you are injured or your property is damaged in a collision that another driver caused, you will recover compensation from that driver’s insurance company.
As a parent, you probably felt mixed emotions on the day your teen started driving. Although you might not have to chauffeur your child as much as before, there is always the ominous fear that your teenager will be involved in a serious collision.
In 2015, nearly 90,000 motorcyclists suffered injuries in traffic accidents. Even with the proper safety gear, a motorcycle crash is likely to cause severe injuries or death. That danger might not deter you from cruising on your two-wheel thrill ride, but it is important that you know what to do in the event of a crash.
Nearly 80 percent of adults experience a back injury at some point. Depending on the severity, type, and location of a back injury, the cost of medical treatment can be exorbitant. If you cannot return to work while you recover, you may be concerned about your family’s financial stability.
4WWL reports on a tragic collision on Interstate 310 that killed one woman and left one man with severe burns. According to authorities, the accident occurred at around 8 a.m. when an 18-wheeler rear-ended a dump truck.
As you may already suspect, a pedestrian accident is likely to end with serious injuries or death. Unfortunately, even if you use crosswalks and follow other traffic laws, all it takes is one drunk or distracted driver to cause a tragedy.
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).