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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
KPLC reports on a head-on collision on La. 27 that killed one person and injured another. The accident occurred at around 6 a.m. and involved a 2004 Nissan Sentra and a 2015 GMC Sierra.
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.
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.
According to the National Sleep Foundation, driving after remaining awake for 18 hours is similar to driving with a blood alcohol concentration of 0.08. Much like inebriated motorists, drowsy drivers have a slower reaction time and difficulty focusing on the road ahead.
You might assume that buying a new vehicle would be far safer than purchasing a used car. Although this is usually true, some new vehicles have dangerous defects that cause serious accidents and fatal injuries.