While many residents of Houma, Louisiana, probably find higher speed limits convenient and even fun, a recent study reveals that lawmakers' being lax about speed has a drawback.
A young woman, 21-years-old, who was living in Louisiana while attending school was killed while traveling to another state. The circumstances of the fatal truck accident were considered very unusual.
According to a recent report, Louisiana drivers have some room to improve when it comes to using their cell phones while trying to drive.
A man from an area about 70 miles north of Houma is facing criminal charges for his role in a recent fatal accident.
For the third year in a row, the number of traffic-related deaths across the country exceeded 40,000.
The National Transportation Safety Board, which helps oversee the safety and security of the nation's highways, has issued its Most Wanted list of measures local governments and the private sector can take in order to reduce the number of traffic-related fatalities.
According to relatively recent statistics, Louisiana unfortunately ranks among the top 10 states in terms of the number of fatal hit-and-run accidents. Per 100,000 residents, Louisiana has close to 2 fatal hit-and-runs. By contrast, the state with the least number of fatal hit-and-runs experiences a rate of .19 per 100,000 residents.
Most semi-truck drivers in Louisiana take care to handle their vehicles safely. Unfortunately, there will always be truckers who, in an effort to make as many deliveries as quickly as possible, will drive recklessly. This is a danger to everyone on the road, and it could have fatal consequences.
In our state, if an individual dies due to the negligence or recklessness of another (who is ultimately at fault for the death), and that individual's survivors suffered damages as a result of the death, they may wish to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit. However, not just anyone is permitted to bring a wrongful death action.
Louisiana boasts many beautiful rivers, lakes and coastlines. This makes boating a popular activity for many across the state. However, boating can be dangerous. Just as there can be negligent motorists on the roads, there can be negligent boaters on the water. Sometimes this leads to fatal boating accidents.