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Drunk driving accidents cost lives in Louisiana

It is a known fact that teenagers and alcohol are not a good combination. Unfortunately, when a vehicle is added into the mix, the combination can prove deadly. Drinking and driving can have devastating consequences for all involved. Drunk driving accidents involving teenagers happen far too often in Louisiana.

Car accidents involving breaching center line often fatal

A man's life was recently snatched away in a Louisiana car wreck. The head-on car crash happened on a Monday at around 5 a.m. In cases where fatal car accidents happen because of a driver's carelessness, the driver may be held financially responsible in civil court.

What is considered driving while distracted in Louisiana?

In today's fast-paced world, people naturally find themselves connected to their smartphones everywhere they go - even in the car. This is not so much a problem for car passengers, but it is a major problem for drivers who have trouble resisting the urge to check out that latest text or take a call. Unfortunately, even if you are the safest of drivers, should you encounter a distracted driver on the roadway, you could be at high risk of an accident or even a fatal crash. 

DUI accident due to over-serving alcohol is grounds for suit

Sometimes bars and restaurants over-serve their customers. If an establishment keeps serving a customer who is noticeably intoxicated and the customer ends up hurting or killing someone in a DUI accident as a result, the establishment may be held liable. This is possible due to dram shop laws in Louisiana.

Fatalities from car wrecks increase in first half of 2016

About 18,000 people passed away on roadways in the United States, including Louisiana, during the first six months of 2016. This is a more than 10 percent increase compared to the same time period last year. In fact, the number of people who have died in car wrecks has risen steadily since the latter part of 2014.

Motor vehicle accidents may be caused by negligent drivers

A man sadly lost his life in a recent accident involving an automobile in Louisiana. A woman was arrested in connection with the fatal crash, which took place on a Thursday. Sometimes deadly motor vehicle accidents happen due to the negligence of a driver, and in this situation, that driver may be held liable for the deaths that result.

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