Many accidents are preventable. Avoiding distractions, adhering to laws, awareness of other vehicles on the road and driving without impairment can help avoid many accidents. Unfortunately, many drivers continue to engage in negligent behavior resulting in accidents and serious injuries. Recently, a Louisiana man was suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol when he allegedly struck a motorcycle, among other violations he is accused of committing.
Three people tragically lost their lives and a fourth individual was placed under arrest following a fatal crash on the Westbank Expressway in Marrero. The Louisiana State Police have confirmed they believe the man they arrested was a drunk driver who caused the crash. A pastor was one of the three fatal victims. The driver believed responsible has been booked into the Jefferson Parish Correctional Center in advance of a trial date, which has not yet been announced.
There are two courts of law that an individual may experience if he or she has been found to break the law or harm another individual by alleged acts of negligence. Individuals could face charges in criminal court, and they could also face a lawsuit in civil court from alleged victims or families of deceased victims. Recently, a man was sentenced in criminal court for his actions in a drunk driving accident. Apart from his criminal sentence, he could face a wrongful death lawsuit in a Louisiana civil court.
Walking is a great form of exercise for people of all ages. Parents can walk with their children for short distances, and even older individuals can use walking as a relatively low-impact exercise if their physical abilities allow it. Of course, walking can come with its hazards, especially if walking on or near roadways.
Motorcycle enthusiasts in New Orleans and other areas of Louisiana will be out on the open roads after the cold and wet weather of recent months. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says bikers need to be more coordinated and skillful than vehicle operators because they ride on only two wheels and have none of the protection automobile drivers have. However, their skills alone will not protect them because every year, negligent motorists cause many motorcycle accidents.