As a Louisiana resident who has gotten into a minor collision before, you may be wondering if it is truly necessary to go through the steps of calling police to the scene or collecting information from the other driver. MGM Attorneys are here to explain why these are necessary steps in any crash, regardless of what you think the severity might be.
The chance of getting into a slow-moving, low-impact crash is usually higher than your chance of getting into a high-speed wreck. However, just because a crash is low-speed and low-damage, that doesn't mean there aren't protocols for dealing with the incident properly.
Getting into a car accident, even a minor one, is never fun. If you live in Louisiana, it may help to know what some of the common causes of crashes are so you can take precautions to prevent yourself from being a victim.
If you are taking prescription or over-the-counter medication in Louisiana and you think it is ok to drive, think again. Many medications cause side effects that making driving just as dangerous as if you are drinking alcohol. Take a closer look at the drugs you are taking and speak to your doctor about driving dangers before you get on the road and put yourself and other drivers at risk.
For people who live in Louisiana, Mardi Gras is one of the most celebrated times of the year. Unfortunately, the celebratory atmosphere that is and should be associated with a Mardi Gras event can be quickly erased and replaced with a tragic one when even just one person makes a negligent choice. An example of this type of choice is the decision to get behind the wheel of a car after drinking.
Women in Louisiana who are pregnant and deciding where they will give birth should take this decision extremely seriously. As reported by USA Today, the rate of death among new mothers is on the rise in the United States with an estimated 700 women dying each year. Another 50,000 women experience serious injuries during or after childbirth.
If you have ever worked a 12-hour shift, you no doubt understand how exhausted you can feel after a long day at work. Even driving home after such a long shift can seem like a difficult task. Unfortunately, commercial truckers often have shifts that last for more than 12 hours.
You have probably heard a lot about the anti-vaccination movement. It is a real issue in Louisiana and across the United States. The main problem is some parents refuse to have their children vaccinated, which leaves them vulnerable to catching and carrying diseases that have long ago been thought to be eradicated thanks to vaccines. There are many reasons why parents may forego vaccinating their child.
The trucking industry has many regulations. They are mostly for the safety of the drivers and others on the road. This is true when it comes to driving time restrictions. While having to adhere to drive time rules may seem cumbersome or becoming frustrating at times, they are really one of the best ways regulators have to keep Louisiana roadways safe from drivers who are too tired to drive safely.
When Louisiana truck drivers hit the road, it is important for them to be safe drivers. With long hours on the road and more technology in a truck cab, though, it may sometimes be difficult for truckers to keep their full attention on the road. Distracted driving can be dangerous and truckers need to know how they can be safe behind the wheel.
When Louisiana residents take medications, they trust their doctor to prescribe a medicine which will improve their condition. Sometimes, however, there are problems with medications and in this situation, a company might choose to recall the drug.