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March 2018 Archives

Louisiana teens learn lesson about drunk driving crashes

Many young people enjoy a good party, but sometimes a person's partying gets out of hand and they become intoxicated. Unfortunately, being intoxicated can lead to a series of bad decisions. One of the worst decisions a person can make while intoxicated is to get behind the wheel of a car. Drunk drivers are not in control of their mental or physical faculties, and as such have a great potential to cause car accidents. In fact, The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Protection reports that the state of Louisiana sees more than two times the national average of drunk driving crash fatalities for individuals between the ages of zero to 20.

Alcohol industry supports technology to reduce car accidents

A future where self-driving automobiles grace the roads of Louisiana may be on its way as automakers and technology experts continue to build and test such vehicles. It is hoped that such vehicles will cut down on the number of car accidents, particularly drunk driving accidents. In this respect, one surprising proponent of self-driving vehicle technology is our nation's alcohol industry.

How long do you have to file a wrongful death suit in Louisiana?

When it comes to filing a wrongful death suit in Louisiana, there is such a thing as "too little, too late." That is because, like other civil lawsuits, wrongful death lawsuits are subjected to the statute of limitations. This phrase refers to the period of time in which a person has to file a lawsuit. Once that time period has passed, a person can no longer file a lawsuit even if the lawsuit otherwise would have been valid.

The danger of taking cash after an auto accident

Following a car crash, you may have to deal with a driver who wants to simply give you cash at the scene to not get insurance companies or the police involved. Some people may try to do this because they drove without any auto insurance or because they have too many points on their driving records.

March is Brain Injury Awareness Month

When a person in Houma is hit on the head, they may initially think that their injury is minor and will go away in a day or two after icing the injury and taking an over-the-counter pain reliever. However, many head injuries are quite serious, especially when they involve a person's brain. March is Brain Injury Awareness Month, so the following information about brain injuries may be of interest to readers.

Statistics show motorcycle accidents can be deadly affairs

Most motorcyclists in Houma understand that no matter how many safety precautions they take, such as driving defensively and wearing a helmet, there is a chance that they could still be struck by another driver. As the statistics show, motorcycle accidents can be deadly affairs.

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