Louisiana is a pure comparative negligence state, which means that after most car accidents, the damages will be paid by the driver(s) who caused the crash based on their percentage of fault. So, in most cases, if you are injured or your property is damaged in a collision that another driver caused, you will recover compensation from that driver’s insurance company.
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.
As a parent, you probably felt mixed emotions on the day your teen started driving. Although you might not have to chauffeur your child as much as before, there is always the ominous fear that your teenager will be involved in a serious collision.
When individuals sustain serious injuries as the result of someone else’s reckless, malicious, or negligent behavior, they have the right to file a personal injury lawsuit and pursue compensation from the liable party. If the injuries are fatal, the victim’s loved ones may file a wrongful death claim on behalf of the deceased.
Calculating economic damages, such as medical bills and lost wages, is fairly straightforward when building a personal injury claim, but what about determining non-economic damages like pain and suffering? Although no amount of compensation can make up for the emotional strife of sustaining debilitating injuries, non-economic damages may be substantial after a serious accident, and it is important that you do not overlook them.
WFLA reports on two Hyundai recalls that affect more than 600,000 vehicles. At least 437,000 Santa Fe and Santa Fe Sport SUVs manufactured between 2013 and 2017 have been recalled due to hood latch issues. According to The Car Connection, the cable for the secondary latch is prone to corrosion, which could cause the hood to open if the primary latch fails.
Federal agencies in the United States issued at least 4,217 product recalls in 2015. Most of those products contained dangerous defects that put consumers at risk.
NOLA reports on a tragic collision on Interstate 610 that took the life of a motorcyclist. The accident occurred at around 2 p.m. when the motorcyclist side-swiped an 18-wheeler, lost control, and collided with a guardrail. According to authorities, nobody else was injured in the collision.
In 2015, nearly 90,000 motorcyclists suffered injuries in traffic accidents. Even with the proper safety gear, a motorcycle crash is likely to cause severe injuries or death. That danger might not deter you from cruising on your two-wheel thrill ride, but it is important that you know what to do in the event of a crash.
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.