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August 2017 Archives

Police sued for vehicle death

A badge does not necessarily guarantee safe driving by Louisiana police. Recently, a State Police trooper who was accused of driving 111 mph was sued in a wrongful death lawsuit and suspended from duty. His allegedly negligent driving led to the death of a 64-year-old motorist.

NTSB studies speeding

Speeding is not just a mere traffic violation; it is deadly. Last month, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) issued its findings on the impact of excessive speed on driving fatalities. Louisianans driving too fast for conditions, or over the speed limit, is one of the most common factors in auto accidents, according to the NTSB.

What precautions may improve motorcyclist safety?

One of the most important aspects of participating in any enjoyable activity relates to safety. If you do not take the proper precautions to work toward ensuring that the activity will not present unnecessary dangers, you could put yourself at risk of suffering serious injuries in the event of an accident. When injuries occur, the effects could prove long lasting and negatively impactful.

Helping file a wrongful death claim for the loss of a loved one

Dealing with the loss of a loved one is one of the most difficult and overwhelming events a person can go through. However, when a family member is suddenly taken away by the negligence of another, it can make the situation more challenging and difficult to accept. No one wants to deal with the sorrow and emotion that follows such tragedy; nonetheless, in order to move forward and cope with such devastation, surviving loved ones should understand their options to hold a negligent party accountable.

Insurer blamed for fatal crash

A Louisiana car accident has many causes, besides distracted driving or reckless drivers. A federal lawsuit, for example, was filed against State Farm Auto Insurance, claiming that it was involved in a faulty car repair that led to a catastrophic accident in Dec. 2013. That crash trapped the driver in his burning car.

Opioids can cause traffic deaths

The national opioid epidemic has led to tragic headlines, even in New Orleans, Louisiana. This crisis is not limited to overdose deaths, though. It hits the nation's roads as it becomes, like drunk drivers, a significant cause of fatal auto accidents.