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.
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.
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).
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.
Confusion, depression, frustration—these are just a few emotions that you might feel after an accident. If you’ve experienced a collision before, you may already know that the shock and adrenaline can make it seem impossible to think clearly.
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.
Louisiana is a pure comparative negligence state, which means that in wrongful death cases, the court will modify damage awards based on each party’s percentage of fault. The only exception to this rule is intentional tort cases, pursuant to Louisiana Laws Civil Code CC 2323.
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 Advocate reports on a two-vehicle collision that injured five people. According to authorities, the accident occurred at the intersection of Scotland Avenue and Thomas Road at around 7 p.m.
Commercial truckers tend to be far more experienced behind the wheel than the average motorist, but no driver is immune to accidents. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, more than 3,850 people lost their lives in truck crashes in 2015. The vast majority of these fatalities were passenger vehicle occupants.