The death of a child is always a grievous tragedy—especially when the loss could have been prevented. In the United States, motor-vehicle accidents are the leading cause of death among children, and the vast majority of collisions stem from driver errors.
If you sustained serious injuries in a car accident that was not your fault, you probably expect the other driver’s insurance company to pay for your vehicle repairs, medical bills, and other damages. However, if your injuries are serious, the at-fault driver might not have enough coverage to pay for your losses.
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.
Drunk drivers cause a deplorable number of accidents in Louisiana. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, intoxicated motorists killed at least 3,046 people on our state’s roads between 2003 and 2012, and thousands more sustained injuries in alcohol-related collisions.
If you were injured by a drunk, distracted, or negligent driver, you should expect that motorist’s insurance carrier to cover your losses. Unfortunately, 13.9 percent of drivers in Louisiana were uninsured in 2012. If you were hurt by an uninsured motorist, you may be wondering how you will pay for your medical bills, lost income, and other damages.