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January 2014 Archives

Eighteen truck pile-up shuts down highway for 24 hours

The polar vortex that has swept much of the nation has caused a variety of problems. One deadly result of the cold air, snow and ice has been the creation of dangerous road conditions. Drivers in some states have been met with white-out conditions that made it hard to see the highway. One such weather pattern created the perfect storm that lead to a truck accident that killed three motorists.

How Long Do I Have to Make a Claim?

What if you are in a car accident?  Under Louisiana law a person has only one year to make a claim or file a lawsuit for personal injuries.  This limitation applies to any type of injury regardless of how it occurred; i.e., car accident, premises liability, slip and fall, or product liability.  Once this time period passes, you have no right to make a claim, regardless of your injuries or damages.

Car accident news: ticketed while wearing Google Glass

Google Glass is a device that is a computer you can wear as a head-mounted device. The Glass is hands free and allows users to access the internet using voice commands. The new technology is beginning to hit the market. One user received a ticket while wearing the device and driving his car in California. This was the first case of its kind, but legal scholars believe that it will not be the last.

Car makers working to bring automated car to consumers

Some of our New Orleans readers may dream of having a personal chauffeur to drive them to work, but they may not know that the dream may come true in the not so distant future. Car makers are testing models of driverless cars with the hope of bringing an offering to the market within the next 10 years.

18-Wheeler accident leaves passengers trapped under the truck

The roads are shared by both trucks and cars. However, when these two modes of transportation collide, the aftermath can be devastating. Recently, an 18-wheeler collided with a car in Dallas, Texas, and wreaked havoc on traffic and the lives of those involved in the crash.

Car accident fatalities increasing in the United States

The U.S. Department of Transportation has released the 2012 statistics on highway deaths. The number of fatalities had not increased since 2005. Between 2011 and 2012, there was an increase in traffic fatalities of 3.3 percent. In addition, the number of injuries due to highway accidents increased by almost seven percent.