Monthly Archives: July 2016

Students learn about the danger of a drunk driving accident

Posted on July 29, 2016

A recent project undertaken by a Louisiana senior has initiated a conversation among young drivers in her community about the dangers of drunk driving and other issues. The young lady decided, as part of a school project, to research the dangers of drunk driving, distracted driving and other behind-the-wheel issues that endanger young drivers and others sharing the… Read more

Truck accident by alleged drunk driver injures 3 in Louisiana

Posted on July 29, 2016

Many motorists on Louisiana roads are often threatened by drivers who are under the influence of alcohol. Because the actions of a drunk driver are so unpredictable, it is often difficult to avoid collisions. While such a driver in a car poses huge risks to other road users, an intoxicated driver behind the wheel of… Read more

Other distractions are just as dangerous as texting while driving

Posted on July 29, 2016

Louisiana readers know how dangerous texting while driving can be, but there are other distractions that also place drivers at a high risk for crashes. Distractions of many kinds are a particular danger for teen drivers. Even though the percentage teens who claim to be texting while driving has decreased, it has been noted that teens… Read more

Man struck by a truck after exiting vehicle

Posted on July 29, 2016

A Louisiana man was recently killed along Interstate 55 after he stepped out of his parked vehicle. The man had stopped on the side of the road because he had been involved in an accident and was trying to discuss the incident with the other driver. Tragically, the fatal accident occurred as a passing truck hit the man…. Read more

Man sentenced in Louisiana fatal accident withdraws plea

Posted on July 29, 2016

A man who has already stood trial and was sentenced has been permitted by the court to withdrawal his guilty plea. The trial involved a 2013 fatal accident in Louisiana that took the lives of two passengers in a vehicle driven by a man who was then charged with vehicular homicide. In a rather uncommon turn of… Read more

Driver faces negligent homicide charges after fatal car accident

Posted on July 29, 2016

Under Louisiana laws, a driver who caused the death of another person in a vehicle accident in which it is determined that his or her use of drugs or alcohol contributed to the fatality may be charged with negligent homicide. A man was recently arrested and is now facing such a charge after his prior… Read more

Why you should seek assistance after a truck accident

Posted on July 29, 2016

The trucking industry is a vital component of the American economy and one of the main ways that goods are transported across the country. Due to the high number of large trucks traveling alongside smaller vehicles, it is particularly important for truck drivers to be safe, vigilant and cautious. When these drivers are negligent or… Read more

Motorcycle crash claims the life of one Louisiana man

Posted on July 29, 2016

A Louisiana man died from injuries sustained in a recent motor vehicle accident. The deceased was riding a motorcycle when a sports utility vehicle turned in front of him, causing the accident. The man was taken to a hospital for emergency treatment after the motorcycle crash, but he later died of his injuries. At this time, law… Read more

Defective auto parts place consumers at risk of injury or death

Posted on July 29, 2016

Louisiana readers may have heard about the nationwide recall of certain vehicles due to issues with the airbags. The manufacturer of these airbags, Takata, is facing harsh public backlash due to the company’s lack of cooperation with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and unwillingness to initiate a recall. At this point, it is believed that… Read more

Does texting while driving increase chances for an accident?

Posted on July 29, 2016

Just a decade ago, distracted driving was considered a minimal problem for Louisiana drivers and other motorists across the county. With the dramatic increase in cellphone use over the last 10 years, more drivers are distracted and likely to participate in risky behavior, including texting while driving and talking on the phone. Younger drivers are more prone to… Read more