Large commercial motor vehicles that are traveling the roadways of Louisiana and sharing those roadways with smaller passenger vehicles present unique risks that are not created by other types of vehicles. Therefore, these large trucks are held to a higher standard of care than many other vehicles that drive throughout the state. However, this obviously doesn't mean that there is never a truck accident. In fact, 18-wheeler accidents seem to occur quite often and this raises the question: What causes these accidents?
Since so many New Orleans residents make a living on the water, it's unavoidable that there will be accidents. For those who are injured on the water, there can be hefty medical expenses, the possible need for long-term care and trouble returning to work. These injuries can happen to tugboat crew members, and they often happen without warning.
When individuals are driving throughout the state of Louisiana, they probably expect they will encounter other vehicles traveling the roadways such as passenger cars, motorcycles and commercial trucks. However, sometimes other unexpected vehicles may also make an appearance. It is important that drivers are always exercising the necessary level of care and watching for all types of vehicles and pedestrians or there may be an unnecessary car accident.
Many residents of Louisiana own guns. Responsible gun owners know that all guns present inherent dangers that an individual must appreciate in order to avoid injury while the gun is being used. But when a gun malfunctions or is manufactured in a way that creates dangers beyond those that are inherent in the product, the manufacturer may be liable for any resulting injuries.