In Dec. 2014, a man filed a personal injury claim in a Louisiana court against the driver a vehicle, its owner and an insurance company. He claims he suffered catastrophic injuries when an "unskilled" driver slammed into him. The nature and extent of his injuries was not reported.
The Louisiana Highway Safety Commission (LHSC) recently issued a report regarding traffic fatalities across the state. The data indicates that the number of fatal accident deaths has dropped significantly. Of the deaths that did occur, not wearing a seat belt and driving under the influence were cited as contributing factors.
Around 5:30 p.m. on a recent Friday, troopers with the Louisiana State Police responded to a crash on LA 3042. When they arrived, they discovered one person dead and one moderately injured. The surviving driver is suspected of causing the fatal accident, and it is believed he was intoxicated at the time.
Louisiana nursing homes are responsible for ensuring the safety and health of their residents. This includes inspecting and maintaining the facility and all equipment. The staff is also expected to address the health concerns of residents -- especially if a resident was involved in an accident of some kind. A wrongful death claim filed by one family says that the nursing home where their loved one lived failed on both counts.
Louisiana drivers who consume alcohol and then get behind the wheel of a car often believe that they are able to control their vehicles. Many more people, however, understand that this is really just a false sense of security, since alcohol can lower inhibitions and cloud a person's judgment. Drivers may get lucky and get to their destination without incident, but repeated instances only increase the odds of causing a serious or fatal accident.
A Louisiana driver's primary obligation to his or her passengers and others on the road is to maintain control of his or her vehicle and be aware of the road conditions and any potential obstacles. When a driver fails in any of those duties, disaster might follow. Sadly, any accident that results could involve catastrophic injuries.
Sadly, too many Louisiana residents know that, in mere seconds, life can change forever. The aftermath of a fatal car accident can alter the structure of a family in ways that may not be measured for years to come. Recently, a family of four became a family of two in what may have been the blink of an eye.
Anytime a death occurs in a collision, toxicology samples are taken from all of the drivers involved to determine whether impairment was a contributing factor. A recent four-car accident on Louisiana Highway 342 was no exception. One man lost his life in the crash, which is still under investigation.
Being aware of potential hazards is one of the most important tasks a Louisiana driver has while on the road. Other vehicles, people and objects in the road can come into the path of a driver at any time. How the driver handles the situation can determine whether a serious or fatal accident will occur.
Most weekday mornings during the school year, children leave their homes for school. Louisiana parents expect their children to come home at the end of the day, but tragically, that is not always the case. Two teenage girls suffered catastrophic injuries in an accident that took their lives, and a third was seriously injured.