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.
Automotive safety technologies have advanced greatly over the last decade. With so many breakthroughs, it is easy to overlook the critical role that tires play in accident prevention. As the only points of contact your car has with the road, the performance of your tires can be the difference between causing a serious accident and reaching your destination unscathed.
According to National Public Radio, the average car on the road today is more than 10 years old. Automotive technology has improved a lot in the past decade, especially when it comes to safety features such as blind spot detection and collision mitigation, but this statistic highlights the fact that even if your vehicle has all the latest safety features, the other cars around you probably do not.
According to TeenDriverSource.org, motor-vehicle accidents are the leading cause of death among teenagers in the United States. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 2,270 teens between the ages 16 and 19 died in collisions in 2014.
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.