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Common causes of car accidents in Louisiana

On Behalf of | Oct 22, 2020 | Motor Vehicle Accidents

Most drivers in Louisiana will get into at least one car accident during their driving career. Luckily, most of these car accidents are just minor fender benders. But occasionally a serious car accident occurs in which lives are changed forever. It is important for drivers to know what the common causes are of car accidents in Louisiana.


Speeding remains the most common cause of car accidents in New Orleans and throughout Louisiana. When a person speeds they are not able to respond to a problem as quickly as they should and this can result in a serious accident.

Distracted drivers

Distracted driving is still a problem on Louisiana roadways. It seems like there is always some new distraction that keeps a driver’s attention off the road. Whether it be eating, changing the radio station, or playing with their cell phone, any time spent not paying attention to the road is an accident waiting to happen.

Drunk driving

Drunk driving is a completely avoidable driving hazard. When a person chooses to drive after they have been drinking, they not only put their lives at risk but the lives of everyone they meet on the road.

Reckless driving

Reckless driving is when a driver engages in illegal activity. Everyone’s seen reckless drivers on Louisiana roads. Whether they’re speeding, tailgating, weaving in and out of lanes, etc. these drivers are dangerous.

Inclement weather

Flooding, winds, and fog can be dangerous to drive through and can lead to a car accident.

If a person has been injured in a car accident in Louisiana due to no fault of their own, they may want to speak with a legal professional who is skilled in personal injury. An attorney can help their client understand their legal options.