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April 2017 Archives

Are you the tortoise or the hare when it comes to compensation?

You might wonder what Aesop's fable about the tortoise and the hare has to do with compensation. As the fable of the tortoise and the hare teaches, "slow and steady wins the race." The same could be true in personal injury claims. Waiting until you are aware of all of your injuries before pursuing compensation is probably the better choice since accepting a quick settlement could cost you.

Many factors affect risk in large truck crashes

The responsibilities of tractor trailer drivers in Louisiana extend far beyond the transportation of goods that is so essential to the nation’s economy. The size, weight, ground clearance and cargo of these vehicles often make them serious hazards to others in a crash. Operating them requires more education and instruction than a regular motorist undergoes because they are more difficult to maneuver and stop in unexpected traffic situations.

The best way to keep kids safe in an accident

Louisiana law sets some specific legal requirements when it comes to the safety of children riding in motor vehicles. The Louisiana Highway Safety Commission states the law requires children ages six to 12 to use an appropriate seat belt or booster seat. Any child who weighs less than 60 pounds or is under six years old must use a car or booster seat chosen based upon the manufacturer’s specifications for weight and height.

Concerning car accidents, distracted may be the new drunk

Car accidents have become more of a common occurrence over recent years. While this may be due in part to the increase in the amount of traffic of late, you will find that there are certain factors that are more prevalent amongst recent collisions. Distracted driving has turned into a significant issue, with many individuals choosing to divide their attention between the road and objects such as a cell phone.