Motorcyclists are often times in vulnerable situations when it comes to accidents. Unlike those traveling in cars or trucks, motorcyclists simply do not have as much protection, which can lead to fatalities when there are motorcycle accidents.
April 2012 Archives
Accidents happen in Louisiana for a number of reasons, like drivers being distracted by cellphones or under the influence, or simply not paying attention to their surroundings. However, for Government Street in Baton Rouge, traffic experts are looking at what can be done in order to reduce the high number of accidents that happen along the dangerous road.
Baton Rouge Representative Regina Barrow told WVLA-TV that she and her family have had an up-close and personal experience with a distracted driver.
Back in December a man was killed in Louisiana after a truck in front of him lost the logging equipment it was hauling. Now, the man's widow has filed a wrongful death lawsuit contending that it was up to the truck driver to make sure that the equipment he was hauling on the truck was secured.
Whenever two vehicles collide at an intersection, one of the drivers was at fault. However, in some intersection accident cases, one of the drivers does not want to admit who was at fault for either running a stop sign or stoplight, which can make it difficult to determine who should be held accountable.
Normally when a worker is hurt on the job, he or she can seek out workers' compensation. However, when seamen are hurt on the job, they are able to file a Jones Act claim, which can end up meaning even more compensation for the injuries they sustained.
Today kicks off the start of the Easter weekend, and for some, spring break. And while this is supposed to be a time of relaxation and fun with family and friends, sadly many drivers will make bad choices and end up causing motor vehicle accidents that can result in injuries and deaths for not only themselves, but also anyone else who is out traveling on the Louisiana roadways.
Every time a driver reads or sends a text message, he or she is taking their eyes off of the road for an average of 4.6 seconds. For a car traveling between 55 and 60 mph down a Louisiana roadway, this means that in those less than five seconds, a person's vehicle has traveled the length of a football field without a driver really even paying attention.