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May 2015 Archives

Louisiana city being sued after officer-involved car accident

Police officers are only allowed to break traffic laws under certain circumstances. For instance, running red lights is authorized with lights and sirens, but officers are still obligated to make sure that the intersection is clear before proceeding in order to avoid a car accident. If an officer is simply on patrol and not responding to a call, he or she must follow the same rules as every other Louisiana driver.

Man files lawsuit after truck accident on Louisiana I-12

Understandably, the trucking industry requires their employees to be out on the road. If a truck driver is believed to be responsible for an accident that occurs within the scope of employment, the employer could be held liable for any financial damages. For example, a man injured in a truck accident last year is suing the driver and the driver's employer.

I-220 in northern Louisiana temporarily closed after car accident

Emergency responders were recently called to a portion of Interstate 220 in northern Louisiana where a crash involving three vehicles occurred at approximately 7:45 a.m. during the morning commute. That section of the roadway was closed while police investigated the car accident. Numerous motorists were delayed during the closure.

Louisiana woman killed in car accident on U.S. 190

Around 8 p.m. on a recent Wednesday night, the Louisiana State Police received a call regarding a crash on U.S. 190. Upon arrival, it was determined that a car had run into the back of an 18-wheeler. The car accident ultimately ended with the death of a passenger in the car.