Highway driving has a number of dangers you don't experience when driving on surface streets. The increased speed limits, for example, can make it difficult to respond quickly to someone making an unexpected move. You're also more likely to encounter large trucks and other commercial vehicles than you are when driving near your home.
Being involved in a car crash can lead to very serious injuries. Unfortunately, these injuries can sometimes be catastrophic and life-changing. When this happens, you have to think carefully about what you're going to do now.
No driver is supposed to be on the road unless they have car insurance that will cover their losses -- and the losses of anyone they hit -- in an accident. Unfortunately, Lousiana's troubled car insurance system has uncompetitive rates that many residents simply can't afford -- so they go without and take their chances, hoping that they don't need it.
Motor vehicle crashes can lead to serious injuries for the occupants of the vehicles. These can range from things like broken bones to spinal cord or brain injuries. When these occur, the victims can rack up considerable medical bills and other expenses related to the crash. We know that this is a troubling time for you, so we are ready to help you pursue legal actions to recover the damages that you face related to the wreck.
If you're taking a road trip this holiday season that involves long stretches on interstates or highways, you may opt to use your cruise control. Traditional cruise control can be used safely, but it's only recommended under certain circumstances. (We'll get to adaptive cruise control later.)
An officer with the Baton Rouge Police Department won't be prosecuted for a crash two years ago that killed a baby. The district attorney (DA) for East Baton Rouge also announced that the baby's mother won't be charged for having her 1-year-old daughter in an unsecured car seat between the two front seats of the SUV they were in.
Like all states, Louisiana has its share of roads that see a large number of fatalities. But which ones are they, and what makes them so deadly?
Do you feel too nervous to drive? Do you make excuses to avoid driving your car? Did you put off getting your license because you did not really want it?
When Louisiana drivers hit the road, one of their main priorities is keeping their kids safe in the car. While many parents make sure their young children sit in car seats, it is also important to make sure older children sit in booster seats.
As a motorcyclist in Louisiana, you may find that your experience is even more fun when you travel with other riders. However, there are additional safety risks involved in motorcycling with a group. When you do not follow the rules of motorcycle group rides, chaos can result, and chaos on the road is always dangerous.