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January 2019 Archives

Will a drunk driver threaten your safety this Superbowl Sunday?

On Feb. 3, millions of football fans nationwide, including many in Louisiana will have their Superbowl Sunday parties planned. Sadly, many of them will not arrange for designated drivers, taxis or ride shares to get home without risking the lives of others when they are impaired. That is something that any driver should do before he or she takes the first drink. One drunk driver can cause injuries and death to his or her passengers as well as others in or near the roadway.

Distraction: A common cause of serious collision in Louisiana

It is not so much a question of whether you are sharing a Louisiana road with a negligent driver as it is whether you will avoid collision and safely arrive to your destination. Chances are, at some point, there will be a negligent driver in your midst if you frequently travel by motor vehicle. Distracted driving is highly problematic in this state and most others.

Car accidents: Chain-reaction crash kills 1, injures several

Tailgating is a concern for many drivers, and those who follow closely behind other vehicles may leave little room for error. Many rear-end car accidents occur when drivers are unable to react to a sudden slow in traffic, and each of these incidents runs the risks of placing the safety of those involved in jeopardy. One person has died and several others were injured following a recent chain-reaction collision in Louisiana.

Car accidents: Rear-end crash injures 2, kills 1 in Louisiana

There may be few things as scary and stressful as being involved in a major collision. Car accidents can be nerve-wracking incidents that may leave everyone involved with serious injuries, and in some cases, a collision could even prove fatal. Three individuals were taken to a hospital following a multiple-vehicle collision that ultimately led to the death of one person in Louisiana.

Car accidents: 1 killed in bicycle-related crash

While many cyclists understand the hazards they might face while out on the road, it can be difficult to be fully prepared to respond to the actions of a negligent driver. If a fast-moving vehicle suddenly veers into the path of a cyclist, the results can be disastrous, as car accidents involving cyclist can prove deadly. A crash involving a motor vehicle and bicycle in Louisiana has reportedly claimed the life of a 32-year-old man.

Your whiplash injury may be worse than you think

Whiplash is one of the most common car accident injuries, yet people often underestimate how serious this type of injury can be. If you are suffering from this type of injury after a motor vehicle accident, you know how painful and debilitating it is. Whiplash can lead to months of painful symptoms and debilitating side effects.

Car accidents: Collision involving moped kills rider

While moped riders have the same rights to the road as drivers of other vehicles, they may face hazards that are unique to their choice of vehicle, such as an inherent reduction in visibility. Drivers who fail to spot a moped could create a dangerous scenario, and car accidents involving similar vehicles can have catastrophic results. A recent accident in Louisiana has reportedly claimed the life of a 56-year-old moped rider.

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