Head-on Collision Kills Man Who Was Not Wearing Seat Belt

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.

Collision with Log Truck Kills 2

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.

What Should I Do Following a Pedestrian Accident?

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.

Does Comparative Fault Apply to Insurance Claims?

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.

Doctor Stops to Help Truck Accident Victims after Yet Another Collision

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.

NCSL Report: Louisiana Lacks Funding to Install Seat Belts in School Buses

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.

3 Most Common Causes of Accidents Involving Teen Drivers

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.

4 Tips to Survive Memorial Day Weekend Unscathed

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.

Purchasing a New Vehicle? Watch out for These 10 Common Defects

You might assume that buying a new vehicle would be far safer than purchasing a used car. Although this is usually true, some new vehicles have dangerous defects that cause serious accidents and fatal injuries.

4 Tips to Help Pedestrians Avoid Accidents

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.