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.
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.