Car accidents continue to be one of the leading causes of injury and death in Louisiana and across the country. Most drivers are aware of the dangers associated with the reckless and dangerous operation of a vehicle, such as distracted driving and speeding, yet the number of personal injury incidents on the road remain high. In fact, 2018 was the third deadliest year of the past decade in terms of car accidents.
Distracted drivers are responsible for a large number of accidents in Louisiana and across the country. Along with the rise in the popularity of cellphones, there has also been a sharp increase in the number of drivers who are doing things besides driving. This type of negligent behavior is responsible for a rise in personal injury incidents.
When Louisiana weather is bad, the chances of a car accident increase significantly. Accidents are more likely in the rain, and recent studies indicate that even small amounts of rain increase the chance of fatal personal injury incidents. Drivers often underestimate the danger of driving recklessly in the rain.
Brain injuries are some of the most common injuries people suffer after serious car accidents, but there is still much to learn about traumatic brain injuries, how to prevent them and how they affect people. While there is a lot of study on TBIs, most of that research is not related to brain injuries caused by auto accidents. A significant number of personal injury incidents and ER visits for head injuries stem from types of motor vehicle collisions.
Distracted driving is a serious problem on Louisiana roads and across the country. Despite the fact that most people are aware of the serious nature of this form of negligence and the potential personal injury incidents it can cause, many still allow themselves to become distracted while driving. Even one moment of distraction can result in car accidents that can leave victims with grave or fatal injuries.
Motorcycles have the right to share the road with other types of vehicles, but unfortunately, not every Louisiana motorist has the same perspective. Whether it is through reckless driving, distraction or speeding, the actions of drivers can have a direct impact on the personal safety and well-being of a biker. When drivers do not make good decisions or do not respect motorcycles, it can result in serious or fatal personal injury incidents.
A dog bite can leave a child with physical injuries and emotional trauma that can affect him or her for a long time. It is important to know what to do in the event of an animal attack. In some circumstances, victims of these types of incidents in Louisiana have grounds to pursue compensation through a personal injury claim.
Among the many enormous changes in our society in the past century, traffic safety is one of the most positive. Back in 1913, there were 1.3 million cars on America’s roads – none of them equipped with safety features as we understand them today. While “only” 4,200 people died that year in traffic accidents, the number of deaths per 10,000 registered vehicles was staggering: 33. By comparison, the rate had fallen 96 percent by 2017: 1.47 deaths per 10,000 registered vehicles.
Drunk driving is a reckless, inexcusable behavior that places everyone on the road at risk for a serious or fatal injury. A recent accident in Louisiana emphasized the dangers of driving while under the influence and the impact it can have on innocent motorists. In this specific personal injury incident, multiple people suffered physical harm. One young teenager passed away later from his injuries. The driver responsible for this tragedy is facing various charges.