Two Louisiana residents were killed on Memorial Day after getting into a two-vehicle accident. The two who were killed were riding on a Harley Davidson motorcycle, and the driver who appears to have caused the fatal accident, was behind the wheel of a pickup truck.
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States are responsible for enacting laws to protect the health and safety of citizens. Public health and safety laws can successfully prevent serious injury and death. According to recent a state-by-state report on laws and accident rates, Louisiana is above the national average for injury related deaths. Injury related deaths include all motor vehicle accidents, construction accidents, falls, and product related injury, including prescription drug overdose.
Picture driving down Interstate 10 in Iberville Parish: It's a Friday night and you're on your way home, when suddenly you see an 18-wheel tractor-trailer traveling the wrong direction down the interstate. Knowing something of this size can cause quite a bit of damage and lead to serious injuries, understandably, you panic.
It was just last month when a seaman onboard the Deepwater Nautilus hurt his leg. His claim is that his crushing injury was due to negligence on the part of Transocean Offshore Deepwater Drilling Inc. for not making sure employees were properly trained or that the seaman was provided a safe place to work.
Louisiana State Police believe that a 57-year-old was driving while intoxicated when she made a left hand turn in front of a motorcycle. This maneuver caused the motorcycle and the SUV to collide. The 24-year-old Lake Charles motorcyclist was pronounced dead at the scene.
In a rather bizarre story, a 21-year-old Baton Rouge, Louisiana, man was recently arrested for reportedly purposely causing an accident that led to two people needing to be transported to the hospital with injuries. He is now facing seven counts of attempted first-degree murder for the accident.
Motorists have an obligation to watch out for other people on the roadways, including pedestrians. However, sadly many pedestrian accidents happen either when a driver is being reckless by speeding, not having their headlights on or are intoxicated. For the pedestrian, due to the sheer size and weight of a motor vehicle, an accident can lead to serious and debilitating injuries, or in some cases, even death.
Using a turn signal to indicate to other motorists that you plan on changing lanes or turning is not option. It is the law to use those signals. However, it turns out that roughly half of all drivers either do not use a turn signal, or do use a signal but then do not turn it off once the maneuver has been made.
A St. Charles Parish seaman recently filed a lawsuit in a Louisiana federal court against his employer. His claim is that the company should be held liable for the injuries he sustained in an accident that resulted in him hurting his back and spine.
An 18 wheeler in Seguin, Texas was attempting to pass a P.T. Cruiser this morning, when it clipped the passenger vehicle causing the P.T. Cruiser to lose control and crash head-on into a school bus. The bus was then rear-ended by a Ford Focus and the school bus, 18 wheeler and the two passenger vehicles burst into flames.