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Car Accidents Archives

Beware of inclement weather conditions this Mardi Gras

As we head into the Mardi Gras weekend preceding Fat Tuesday, the weather conditions remain a bit iffy. There was so much concern over the rain and high winds this week that New Orleans city officials wouldn't let any of the Thursday night parades roll.

How to get compensation after a wreck with an uninsured motorist

When people drive their cars in Louisiana, there are many mistakes that drivers make, and as result there are many accidents that occur. These car accidents can cause significant damage and injuries. The damage and injuries can be very costly for the victims of the accident.

People suffer various serious injuries in car crashes

There are many laws that people in Louisiana must follow when they are driving their cars. There are speed limits, stop lights and stop signs, laws for signaling turns, laws against distracted driving, drunk driving and many other laws. Some may seem tedious and inconsequential, but they are all designed to help prevent car accidents. However, as people know, drivers do not always follow these laws and accidents occur as a result.

Teen Driver Safety Week: younger drivers pose risks

The third full week in October marks National Teen Driver Safety Week. Because car accidents are the top cause of death for people between 15 and 18, authorities are encouraging parents to use this week as an opportunity to talk to their teenagers about safe driving habits.

Drunk driving in the morning hours a rising concern

According to one online firm that keeps track of various auto safety statistics, a relatively new phenomenon is drunk driving accidents in the mid-morning and early afternoon hours (brunch hours). No matter what time of day they happen though, car accidents related to drunk driving are always preventable and never acceptable.

Punitive damages are available in drunk driving cases

Unlike other states, Louisiana does not have a general rule allowing for punitive damages. Given Louisiana's legal history, this means that, for the most part, injured victims in car accidents have to rely on non-economic and economic damages in order to get compensation for their losses.

Bad driving behaviors are all too common

According to a recent study, the vast majority of people, over 90 percent, admit to engaging in at least one behavior behind the wheel which the authors of the study deemed dangerous. The study dubbed these dangerous behaviors driver fails, since they are all bad habits which can easily lead to serious car accidents.

Some insurance companies run afoul of bad faith laws

A previous post on this blog talked about how some insurance companies, or even individual claim adjusters, engage in underhanded tactics that are designed more to protect the company's bottom line than to pay what the company legally owes to an injured Louisiana resident.

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