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October 2019 Archives

Car companies are not concerned about pedestrian deaths

Even though reckless drivers are still a problem, today's cars are much safer than they were even a decade ago. This means that you have a better chance of surviving if a distracted or negligent driver hits you. Unfortunately, this increased safety only extends to people inside the car. Pedestrian deaths are on the rise after nearly two decades of decline.

Program warns teens about dangers of distracted driving accidents

Louisiana police state that, so far in 2019, there have been an estimated 50 fatalities along state highways. The state is about average when it comes to teen fatalities caused by car crashes. However, officials and educators are working to educate and warn teen drivers about the dangers of distracted driving accidents.

Is driver negligence to blame for fatigue-related truck crashes?

When a truck collides with a smaller vehicle, the results can be catastrophic. A smaller, lighter vehicle is often no match for the significantly larger and heavier semi-trailer or commercial vehicle, and it is often the people in the passenger vehicle who suffer serious or fatal injuries. When these accidents happen, Louisiana readers may ask if driver negligence is to blame, particularly in cases involving fatigued truckers.

New lawsuits may reduce chances of truck accidents

In 2017, more than 4,760 people were killed in crashes involving tractor-trailers. In spite of safety features that are widely available to reduce the chances of truck accidents, travelers in Louisiana and elsewhere will continue to face the hazards posed by these large vehicles until effective changes are made. Two recent lawsuits look to make these changes happen soon.

Family laments wrongful death of man; seeking answers from driver

The unexpected loss of a loved one in a preventable accident is understandably devastating. When the motorist believed responsible for such a collision flees the scene without rendering aid, the tragedy is often compounded. A Louisiana family finds themselves waiting for answers after a family member became a victim of what appears to have been a wrongful death accident.

Just 1 incident of driver negligence can forever change lives

Every time an individual gets behind the wheel of a car, he or she undertakes a responsibility to others within the vehicle and in or near the roadway. Even an unintentional moment of distraction could result in a crash with devastating consequences. One recent wreck in Louisiana, which appears to have been caused by driver negligence, has left one family mourning the loss of a loved one.

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