Most people know the dangers of driving under the influence, yet an alarming number of motorists choose to make a habit out of this deadly practice. In 2015, nearly one-third of all traffic fatalities involved a drunk driver. These collisions killed more than 10,200 people, and thousands more were injured in alcohol-related accidents.
One woman was killed and two children were injured when their vehicle was rear-ended by a pickup truck on U.S. 165. According to NOLA, the collision occurred at around 12:10 p.m. when Rosa Ramirez, 40, slowed down to make a left turn. Her 2001 Pontiac Grand Am was rear-ended by a 2006 Chevrolet pickup driven by Jessie White, 31.
Distracted driving is the leading cause of rear-end accidents in the United States. In 2011, more than 500,000 passenger vehicles were involved in rear-end collisions. In 2012, that number eclipsed 520,000, and over those two years, more than 2,290 people died in rear-end crashes.
Personal injury law is a broad practice area that encompasses all kinds of scenarios, and as a result, there is no “average” settlement amount that you can reference when assessing the total value of your claim. If you were hurt in an accident and you want to pursue compensation from the liable party, your settlement will depend on a variety of factors that are unique to your case.
There are several legal specialties under the umbrella of personal injury law. These include car accident claims, medical malpractice, product liability, premises liability, and others. It is important to remember that just because an attorney accepts personal injury cases does not necessarily mean that he or she has successfully litigated cases that are similar to yours.
No experience can match the heartbreak of losing a loved one. This is especially true when a family member dies unexpectedly due to the negligent or malicious actions of another person.
You may already know that a motorcycle crash is likely to cause severe injuries. What you may not know, though, is that the vast majority of motorcycle accidents stem from human errors such as speeding, driving under the influence, and tailgating.
If you or someone you love sustained debilitating injuries in a collision with a semi-truck, you may be wondering what to do next. There are countless myths regarding truck collisions and the claims that follow, and acting on any of them could hurt your chances of recovering fair compensation for medical bills, lost income, and other damages.
Car accidents are often associated with brain injuries, broken bones, and paralysis, but the emotional trauma of a serious collision can be just as arduous as the physical wounds. Motor vehicle wrecks are a leading cause of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in the United States; in fact, according to the American Family Physician, nearly 9 percent of people involved in car wrecks develop symptoms of PTSD.
In the state of Louisiana, most employers are required to provide workers’ compensation insurance to their employees. If an employer does not provide this insurance, he or she may be required to pay for an injured employee’s medical care, wage benefits, and other benefits out of pocket.