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.
In personal injury cases, there are two categories of damages available under Louisiana law: compensatory and punitive. Compensatory damages include economic damages and non-economic damages; punitive damages are intended to punish the defendant for particularly egregious behavior.
The Advocate reports on a two-vehicle collision that injured five people. According to authorities, the accident occurred at the intersection of Scotland Avenue and Thomas Road at around 7 p.m.
Drivers who flee the scene of an accident could face harsh criminal penalties. Despite the legal repercussions, hit and run collisions are alarmingly common in the United States. According to the Insurance Information Institute, nearly 1 in 5 pedestrian fatalities occur in hit and run accidents.
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.
Car accidents are often associated with brain injuries, broken bones, and paralysis, but the emotional trauma of a serious collision can be just as arduous as the physical wounds. Motor vehicle wrecks are a leading cause of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in the United States; in fact, according to the American Family Physician, nearly 9 percent of people involved in car wrecks develop symptoms of PTSD.
According to the Association for Safe International Road Travel, 2.35 million Americans sustain injuries in motor-vehicle collisions annually. The vast majority of these injuries occur in preventable accidents that arise as a result of distracted, reckless, or drunk driving.
When an unexpected accident occurs, what are the appropriate steps you should take following the mishap? Do you file a claim through your insurance company or is the other individual responsible for the accident? In that case, are you permitted to file an injury claim through their insurer? What if you are required to have a surgical procedure done? How are you going to cover these expenses? Who is going to pay for the financial hardship you are suffering from…
In the state of Louisiana, most employers are required to provide workers’ compensation insurance to their employees. If an employer does not provide this insurance, he or she may be required to pay for an injured employee’s medical care, wage benefits, and other benefits out of pocket.
Few experiences can match the shock of an unexpected car accident. In less than a second, a serious collision can cause devastating injuries, property damage, and fatalities. It may seem impossible to remain calm at the crash scene, but it is important to remember that drivers have certain legal responsibilities in the aftermath of a wreck.