Fatal Collision Involving Off-Duty Cop Highlights Importance of Watching for Motorcycles

The New Orleans Advocate reports on a tragic motor vehicle collision that resulted in one fatality. The accident happened late last month, when a vehicle turning off the road and onto a private driveway struck a motorcycle.

What Should I Do Following a Pedestrian Accident?

There was a 12-percent increase in the number of fatal pedestrian accidents over the past decade, according to the Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center, but distracted drivers are not the only ones to blame for this spike. The Guardian reminds readers that Apple released the first iPhone in 2007, and smartphones have essentially proliferated every aspect of modern life since.

Does Comparative Fault Apply to Insurance Claims?

Every state has its own laws and procedures for handling car accident claims. Most of the variations from state to state have to do with the role that fault plays in determining the value of a particular claim. Variations also exist regarding damage caps and statues of limitation.

How Can I Help My Children Cope after a Collision?

Car accidents can be incredibly traumatizing, especially for young children who may think the crash happened seemingly out of nowhere. Unfortunately, parents can only do so much when it comes to preventing serious collisions.

Do You Avoid These 5 Dangerous Car Maintenance Mistakes?

If you’re on a fairly tight budget, you may be tempted to put off basic vehicle maintenance. But doing so could actually cost you more in the long run. According to Bankrate, poorly maintained cars are responsible for thousands of collisions and more than $2 billion in damages every year.

Why Does Louisiana Have the Second-Most Expensive Car Insurance Rates?

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.

What Qualities Should I Look for in a Marksville Car Accident Lawyer?

The American Bar Association reports that only a small number of personal injury cases actually make it to trial, but that doesn’t mean the settlement process is any less complicated. In fact, negotiating for a fair settlement can be incredibly stressful, and it usually takes at least a few months to devise a financial agreement that all parties find satisfactory. 

5 Back-to-School Safety Tips for Drivers

It may only be August, but children all over the state will be heading back to school within the next few weeks. When school is in session, the roads will be more congested, and the risk of getting into a collision will be higher.

Which Safety Features Should You Look for in Your Next Car?

Auto manufacturers introduce new safety features every single year. If you are shopping for a vehicle, you should read up on all the latest advancements in safety technology so you know what to look for in your next car.

5 Back-to-School Safety Tips for Drivers

It may only be August, but children all over the state will be heading back to school within the next few weeks. When school is in session, the roads will be more congested, and the risk of getting into a collision will be higher.