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.
If your face hits a stationary object during a car accident, such as the steering wheel or dashboard of a car, you may be in danger of sustaining a Le Fort fracture. According to University of Iowa Health Care, Le Fort fractures include specific fractures of the bones of the face.
The high-energy trauma of a car accident in Louisiana can cause fractures of your vertebrae, i.e., the bones in your spine. Often, though not always, these fractures occur in your thoracic spine, located in the middle of your back, or your lumbar spine in the area of your lower back. Another common location for spinal fractures from a car accident is the point where your thoracic and lumbar spine meet. The name for this area is the thoracolumbar junction.
Many people in Louisiana may remember a time when wearing seat belts was not commonly done when riding in vehicles. Today, the inclusion and use of seat belts is common and considered a basic element of protecting people in cars, trucks and other vehicles. However, the United States took a whopping 10 years from the time these restraints were first introduced until they were built into all vehicles.
Most people in Louisiana assume that someone who holds a commercial driver's license is held to a high standard for safety and that their driving record is carefully monitored and reviewed. Unfortunately, it seems that there are several loopholes that allow a negligent person to continue to drive commercially. An example can be seen in a case involving the recent death of seven motorcyclists at one time.
Common types of driving distractions have been detailed on this blog in the past. One that might immediately jump out to many in Baton Rouge is eating and drinking while driving. These acts are likely considered to be so natural that few might actually classify them as distracting. Yet the statistics detailing the dangers of eating while driving cannot be overlooked. According to information compiled through a joint effort between The Auto Alliance and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, those who eat behind the wheel are 3.6 times more likely to be involved in an accident than those who do not.
The necessity of road construction projects in Louisiana is undeniable. Nevertheless, areas of construction pose unique hazards for everyone. Construction workers themselves are particularly vulnerable, and nothing illustrates this vulnerability more dramatically than an accident in a construction zone that injures or kills a road worker.
As a Louisiana resident who has recently been involved in a crash, you understand just how devastating the resulting injuries can be. However, there are some injuries that may be deceptively low-key at first while actually being quite harmful. Knee injuries can fall under that category. We at MGM Injury Attorneys will discuss the potential impact of a knee injury on your overall well-being.