Just after noon on July 24, a Louisiana cab driver allegedly failed to obey a stop sign and struck two teenage boys who were riding their bikes. According to the teens, the cab driver checked on them, gave them each $50 and then drove away. By July 30, both teens had been admitted to the hospital for the injuries they suffered in the car accident.
Getting a flat tire on the highway can be a frightening experience, but it is possible to regain control of the vehicle and get it off the road. However, when an entire wheel comes off while driving at highway speeds, the result can be a catastrophic car accident. This is what happened to a Louisiana man as he traveled on Interstate 10.
When a local, state or federal government conducts a controlled burn, it is responsible for ensuring that the area remains free from dangers such as fire, debris from the burn or other hazards that could arise during the operation. This is the case regardless of whether government employees or contractors are carrying out the burn. A Louisiana woman claims that the federal government is responsible for the injuries she suffered in a car accident during a controlled burn in the area.
Whether impairment was a factor in a recent crash on La. 16 remains to be seen. Troopers with the Louisiana State Police apparently suspect, however, that alcohol or drugs was responsible for the car accident that left one man dead, and two others injured. Their suspicion is strong enough for them to take the time to remind drivers not to get behind the wheel after consuming alcohol or taking drugs.
He claims he has lost income and is not able to reach the same earning capacity he enjoyed prior to the accident. His lawsuit alleges that his employer did not provide him with a safe work environment, because they knew that the man driving the car suffered from a seizure disorder. By allowing him to drive, they knowingly put the plaintiff at risk.
Every single day around the nation, people needlessly die or are critically injured in accidents because of impaired drivers. The Louisiana State Police are investigating the death of a woman that died recently in a single-car accident. The man that was driving the car she was in somehow managed to walk away with only minor injuries.
A recent accident on Louisiana Highway 30 has resulted in the death of two people and injuries to two others. According to reports, the fatal car accident was the result of two suspected thieves attempting to flee from police. While attempting to evade a police officer who was trying to pull her over, the 25-year-old female driver lost control of her vehicle. The car veered across the travel lanes into oncoming traffic.
According to the Louisiana State Police Troop D, there have been 31 fatalities resulting from car crashes within their jurisdiction so far this year. A recent car accident claimed the life of one man and injured another when a driver, whom police believe may have been speeding, tried to pass an 18-wheeler and lost control of his vehicle. During the attempted pass, the driver of a 1999 Jeep began to spin out of control, presumably on the wet pavement, and struck a 2001 Ford pickup that was parked on the shoulder of the road.
Louisiana laws that protect victims of crashes vary when determining eligibility to file personal injury claims depending upon the circumstances of the accident. On Thanksgiving morning, two people died in a car accident and another was critically injured according to police reports. In such situations, a surviving victim may be eligible to file a claim against a driver's estate following the investigation if negligence is found on behalf of the driver.
Two families in Louisiana are tragically altered following the events of a terrible crash that claimed the life of a teenager earlier this month. One person identified as the driver of the vehicle in the car accident is incarcerated and facing criminal charges of negligent homicide and obstruction of justice. Killed in the crash was a passenger who was thrown from the vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene.