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August 2016 Archives

What happens if I get in an accident as a rideshare driver?

Over the past few years, ridesharing companies, such as Uber and Lyft, have become popular throughout Louisiana and the rest of the U.S. While driving for a rideshare company can generate income, you may have questions about what will happen in the event you are in an accident as a rideshare driver. As with all issues involving motor vehicle accidents, the question comes down to who is at fault and the type of insurance coverage you have.

Driver negligence may have led to fatal accident

An accident in Louisiana claimed the life of an out-of-state man in August. The crash occurred along Interstate 49. At times, these types of wrecks happen due to driver negligence, in which case the reportedly at-fault driver may be held liable.

Car wreck may result from driving while distracted

A program in Louisiana known as Choices seeks to share the message with students that all choices come with price tags. For instance, a car wreck may be the consequence of driving while texting or engaging in other distracted driving activities behind the wheel. As part of the Choices program, speakers share their stories about the losses they have experienced as a result of distracted driving.

Car wrecks may be caused by negligent driving

A vehicle crash recently occurred in Louisiana, claiming one life. Sometimes these types of car wrecks are the result of a negligent driver. In this situation, the careless driver might be held financially responsible through the civil court system.

Semi truck wreck can lead to financial, mental, physical injury

Driving in the vicinity of semi-trucks is inherently dangerous, as these vehicles are so large that they can easily cause severe damage in a vehicle accident. Unfortunately, a semi truck wreck in Louisiana can easily take place if the truck driver is careless behind the wheel. In this situation, the truck driver may be held liable for monetary damages in civil court.

How long does one have to seek legal recourse after an accident?

No one in Louisiana ever anticipates getting into a car wreck, but, unfortunately, such incidents happen every day. Even seemingly minor car accidents can result in injuries, and these injuries, at times, can cause debilitating health issues that require significant hospital stays and rehabilitation. As medical expenses increase, those injured in a car accident may consider pursuing legal action against the individual responsible for causing the crash. However, many people may not realize that there is a limited amount of time to file a lawsuit based on a car accident in order to seek damages.

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