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Accident-prone behaviors that place you at risk for injury

You can't predict what every other motorist in your vicinity on Louisiana roadways is going to do at any given moment. In fact, even if you see potential danger looming nearby, there may be little to nothing you can do to avoid a collision. It's never a bad idea, however, to familiarize yourself with the major causes of motor vehicle accidents resulting in injury because such knowledge may help keep you and your loved ones safe. There are typically five common factors involved in the majority of crashes.

How do you know if you have a valid wrongful death claim?

It is always tragic when a car accident claims the life of an innocent person here in Louisiana. If you lost a loved one in an accident that you believe was the result of the negligent and reckless actions of another person, you may feel both overwhelmed and angry about what your family experienced. It is normal to feel this way, but there could be legal options available to you.

Did your baby experience an injury during birth?

The birth process and immediately after should be a time of celebration and joy for your Louisiana family. However, this feeling of elation may be marred when you learn that your child experienced an injury during the birth that could have a serious or permanent impact on his or her life. Birth injuries are tragic, yet you do not have to face the aftermath alone.

Other days may be just as deadly as the 100 Deadliest Days

Statistics show that if you travel on Louisiana highways any time from Memorial Day through the 100 days that follow, you may be at great risk for a motor vehicle collision. In fact, your chances of getting in an accident increase if you share roadways with teenage drivers during those times. Fatal collisions involving young and inexperienced drivers are so prevalent in the days and weeks that follow Memorial Day that this particular time of year has come to be known as the "100 Deadliest Days."

Was braking distance a factor in your truck accident?

Louisiana readers know that commercial trucks and semitrailers are larger and heavier than regular passenger vehicles, and they know that this size difference is what makes accidents with these types of vehicles particularly dangerous. There are many reasons why truck accidents happen, and one of these is braking distance.

TBIs, concussions and other accident-related head injuries

A car accident can affect your health in many ways, and some of these effects are not apparent until days or weeks after the initial injury. Head injuries are a common type of car accident injury, yet victims are often unaware of the symptoms and signs or the injury itself in the immediate aftermath of an accident.

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.