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.
If you ever doubted that semitruck drivers who allow themselves to get distracted are a danger on the road, consider this recent case that occured in another state.
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.
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.
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.
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.
According to a recent survey, many drivers in Louisiana feel like going a little bit over the speed limit is okay.
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.