According to a study cited by Men’s Health, about 70 percent of people who visit the emergency department for car accident injuries still feel pain six weeks afterward. The vast majority of these patients report pain in either their neck or back.
You probably felt mixed emotions on the day your teen started driving. Not having to chauffeur your teen around town is certainly a welcomed change, but the thought of your child being severely injured in an accident is unbearable.
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.
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.
An 11-year-old child was injured in a crash on I-10 that occurred during a police traffic stop. The vehicle the child was in had been stopped by a Department of Public Safety officer for speeding.
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.
Many drivers are hesitant to file an uninsured motorist claim with their insurance company because they fear the increase in premiums. In the state of Louisiana, though, it is illegal for an insurance company to increase your premiums, charge an extra fee, refuse to renew your policy, or cancel your policy due to an accident that you did not cause. This law is outlined in Louisiana Revised Statute section 22:1284(A).
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.