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Companies aim to improve vehicle safety

Too often Louisiana residents are presented with horrifying news about car accidents in which innocent people are severely injured or even killed. These incidents are often caused by the negligence of other human drivers. Whether due to intoxication, fatigue, distraction or some other general disrespect for the safety of others, reckless drivers make bad decisions on a regular basis. This is a primary issue that those involved in the development of autonomous vehicles hope to address.

Liability when a government vehicle crashes

With so many state and local government vehicles on the road, Louisiana residents could end up in a collision with one of these vehicles. When such an incident occurs, it is important to note that government agencies have special protection from liability that one does not find in cases against a private individual or company.

Is distracted driving illegal in Louisiana?

Louisiana drivers likely understand by now just how dangerous distracted driving can be. It has been reported by some news outlets as "the new drunk driving", causing high numbers of dangerous and even lethal crashes every single day. But are these dangerous activities legally limited?

Pedestrian deaths spike in Louisiana

With pedestrians deaths on the rise across the country, Louisiana has become one of the most dangerous states. According to reports from the Times-Picayune, Louisiana ranked third on the list of of states where pedestrian safety is at the most risk. Only Florida and Alabama were deemed less safe for those who walk.

Understanding whiplash

If you have been involved in an automobile accident in Louisiana, you should know about some of the symptoms to watch out for that may signal the development of an injury. As explained by WebMD, whiplash is one such injury that is commonly associated with car wrecks and you may be even more susceptible to it if you have been hit from the rear by another vehicle. This is because whiplash happens after your head and neck have forcibly and suddently been pushed forward and then back again. 

Louisiana worst in nation for texting while driving

Texting while driving has become a large problem on roads and highways across the country, and according to a report by EverQuote, Inc.’s safe driving app, EverDrive, Louisiana is the worst in the nation when it comes to distracted driving. There was a 43 percent rate of phone use while driving in Louisiana, and the nationwide average had 38 percent of drives containing an instance of distracted driving. The data was collected through an app that used GPS and ran in the background of participants’ phones to rate each drive they made for a number of factors including acceleration, rotation, and the device screen activating.

Distracted drivers force insurance increases

Louisana residents who work hard and take care to be safe when on the road, including carrying good auto insurance, deserve to know that their efforts are recognized and that they will be protected if an accident occurs. While that may happen, it appears that the cost of that protection may well be higher today due in large part to the choices made by many negligent drivers.

Severe brain damage and its potential signs

Louisiana residents who have gotten into a crash need to keep an eye out for any potential brain trauma or injury. Latent signs can appear after the initial impact, and depending on what those signs are, they can help a victim determine whether or not their injury requires immediate medical attention.

Family awarded damages for crash five years ago

Louisiana residents know that motor vehicle accidents can happen at any time but that does not negate the importance of seeking compensation and justice after an accident occurs. Sometimes the path to that compensation and justice may be long but it is important to ensure that people's rights are properly protected and respected.

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