Maintaining a motor vehicle is the perfect real-world application of the phrase “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” Spending a few hundred dollars on your car every year may seem excessive—especially if it doesn’t necessarily add any major upgrades to the vehicle—but it could be far better than the alternative, which is accumulating hundreds of thousands of dollars in damages in a catastrophic collision.
According to The Times-Picayune, a head-on collision that occurred on a Saturday evening earlier this month resulted in two fatalities. The accident happened on Louisiana Highway 16 just outside of Pine Grove in St. Helena Parish.
WAFB reports on a fatal head-on collision on LA 19 that occurred earlier this month near LA 955 in East Feliciana Parish. According to police, a 49-year-old man was heading north on LA 19 in a Nissan Maxima when his vehicle crossed over the centerline, directly into the path of an oncoming Mercury Mountaineer. A 36-year-old man was driving the Mercury.
TheTownTalk reports on a tragic collision that occurred early last Thursday on La. Highway 124 between a passenger car and a loaded log truck. A 26-year-old man driving a 2004 Chevrolet Malibu was heading east near the Winn-LaSalle parishes line with two passengers in the vehicle when he lost control at the wheel.
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.
Every state has its own laws and procedures for handling car accident claims. Most of the variations from state to state have to do with the role that fault plays in determining the value of a particular claim. Variations also exist regarding damage caps and statues of limitation.
WBRZ2 reports on yet another motor vehicle collision on I-10 East, right before the exit for La. 415. This particular stretch of highway is notorious for its congestion—and for the devastating crashes that often result.
Up to six children die on student transportation vehicles every year. Although this statistic is tragic, it accounts for less than 1 percent of all traffic fatalities nationwide, making school buses the safest vehicle on the road, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
You probably felt mixed emotions on the day your teen started driving. Not having to chauffeur your teen around town is certainly a welcomed change, but the thought of your child being severely injured in an accident is unbearable.
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.