The American Automobile Association estimates that the average person spends about $9,641 annually for the privilege to drive. Unless you’ve got deep pockets, that’s probably a big chunk out of your yearly budget.
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.
Distracted driving is the leading cause of rear-end accidents in the United States. In 2011, more than 500,000 passenger vehicles were involved in rear-end collisions. In 2012, that number eclipsed 520,000, and over those two years, more than 2,290 people died in rear-end crashes.
Calculating economic damages, such as medical bills and lost wages, is fairly straightforward when building a personal injury claim, but what about determining non-economic damages like pain and suffering? Although no amount of compensation can make up for the emotional strife of sustaining debilitating injuries, non-economic damages may be substantial after a serious accident, and it is important that you do not overlook them.
There are several legal specialties under the umbrella of personal injury law. These include car accident claims, medical malpractice, product liability, premises liability, and others. It is important to remember that just because an attorney accepts personal injury cases does not necessarily mean that he or she has successfully litigated cases that are similar to yours.
NOLA reports on a tragic collision on Interstate 610 that took the life of a motorcyclist. The accident occurred at around 2 p.m. when the motorcyclist side-swiped an 18-wheeler, lost control, and collided with a guardrail. According to authorities, nobody else was injured in the 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.
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.