According to The Advocate, a man driving an SUV allegedly left the scene after striking another vehicle with his own. A deputy at the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office claims that when he arrived at the scene of the reported accident, he saw a dark SUV driving away on the wrong side of the road.
If someone in your family sustained a spinal cord injury (SCI), it will ultimately be life changing for everyone in your household. Depending on the extent of the injury, you may need to quit your job to look after your loved one or liquidate certain assets in order to afford a caregiver.
The human spine is incredibly strong, but it ultimately evolved to handle a significant amount of latitudinal stress, which is what allows us to stand upright and walk on two legs. As a result, the spine cannot absorb the longitudinal force of a side impact without sustaining damage, which is why car accident victims almost always suffer from back pain following a collision.
Most motor vehicle collisions seemingly occur out of nowhere, and even minor car accidents can be traumatic for the motorists and passengers involved. In fact, American Family Physician reports that traffic crashes are now the leading cause of post-traumatic stress disorder in this country.
According to DailyComet.com, Louisiana has some of the highest car insurance rates in the country. As of July 2017, the average annual premium in the state was $1,921, which is just behind Michigan’s average annual premium of $2,394.
Pursuant to the Louisiana Civil Code, accident victims have one year from the date of the incident to file a claim against the party liable for their injuries. Considering how quickly the costs of recovering from serious injuries can add up, though, many plaintiffs aim to settle their claim as soon as possible so they can resolve their case quickly and recover compensation before the mounting medical bills threaten their financial security.
According to WAFB, a two-vehicle crash claimed the life of a 67-year-old woman late last month. Louisiana State Police say that shortly after 2 p.m., troopers were called to investigate a collision that occurred on LA 449.
If your kids have not gone back to school yet, they will soon, and you are probably both looking forward to it and dreading it. As a parent, it is only natural for you to worry about your children’s safety from the moment they leave the house, regardless of how they get to school.
Over the coming weeks, children all over the state will be heading back to school, and that means motorists need to start looking out for school buses on the roads. Collisions involving buses carrying dozens of children can be devastating, but there are laws in place to reduce the risk of such accidents. Fortunately, these laws are effective—as long as everyone follows them.
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.