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Identifying a driver is not easy in some auto accidents

In most crashes on Louisiana roadways, identifying the individual driving the vehicle at the time is easy. In some auto accidents, however, it takes additional investigation to determine the identity of the driver. This question can arise in crashes involving only one vehicle in which the occupants were thrown from their seats and all of them died from injuries suffered in the impact.

Types of injuries you could sustain in a car accident

Driving is a privilege that many motorists in Louisiana take for granted. As convenient as it is for you to travel at whim, there are dangers that come from being on the road. With the number of car accidents occurring every day at an all-time high, you should consider taking measures to protect yourself. Not all car accidents result in property damage and injuries. Some people are able to walk away from their ordeal without any injuries. Others may sustain wounds that can lead to complications and death. No matter the size of a car accident, it affects the lives of everyone involved.

Some auto accidents involve defective or poorly repaired parts

Each part of a vehicle works with the others in order to keep it moving and operating properly. If certain parts of a vehicle are defective or poorly repaired or maintained, the delicate balance can be upset and lead to motorcycle, truck or auto accidents on Louisiana roadways. The results of these crashes could include severe or fatal injuries to the unsuspecting occupants of these vehicles.

Erratic driving led to traffic stop for potential drunk driving

Louisiana law enforcement officers tend to take notice when a vehicle fails to stay in its lane or is otherwise moving erratically. This is often enough reasonable suspicion to initiate a traffic stop. In cases where a vehicle is moving erratically, an officer may suspect the person behind the wheel of drunk driving.

Does motorcyclist's family have grounds for wrongful death claim?

Sometimes, surviving family members have time to adjust to the loss of a loved one who is elderly or spent a significant period of time suffering from an injury or illness. Other times, the loss is sudden, and the impact of that death devastates those left behind. When that loss results from the negligent actions of another party or parties, it may be appropriate to file a wrongful death claim in a Louisiana civil court.

What happens if you are injured on a cruise ship?

Taking a cruise sounds like the ultimate opportunity to relax and explore exciting new places. A dream vacation can easily turn into a nightmare, though, if you happen to sustain an injury when you are at sea. You will likely have access to basic medical care, but you might need further treatment or be curious about holding the liable party responsible. There are a few things you should know if you have found yourself injured at sea.

Did drunk driving contribute to a recent head-on collision?

Impaired drivers threaten the lives of everyone else with whom they share the roads. Data shows that drunk driving takes the lives of thousands of innocent people each year and injures thousands more. Louisiana law enforcement agencies do what they can to keep these drivers off the roads, but they are unable to stop all of these easily preventable accidents from occurring.

What does it mean to suffer a traumatic brain injury in a crash?

Car accidents on Louisiana's roadways result in a variety of serious injuries that have significant impact on the victims' lives. One of the injuries that could significantly alter the way a victim lives is a traumatic brain injury. In some cases, the full extent of the damage may not be known for days or even weeks into the recovery process.

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