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Motor Vehicle Accidents Archives

Common causes of pedestrian accidents

Summer is officially in full swing across Louisiana, if you are among the many who are out enjoying the weather on foot, it is important to stay vigilant of passing vehicles. The Traffic Safety Store reports that more than 4,000 pedestrians die and about 70,000 suffer injury every year because of pedestrian-automobile accidents, and many of these accidents share common factors. At Bruno & Bruno, we understand the types of injuries that often result from such collisions, and we have helped many clients secure compensation following similar incidents.

What to do following a car crash

After a motor vehicle accident, you may understandably be shaken up and even angry, especially if another motorist caused the accident. This is particularly true if the other driver was being careless behind the wheel, such as driving while distracted. Having physical pain and discomfort to deal with immediately following the wreck only makes matters even more complicated.

Addressing driver safety with technology

Drivers in Louisiana may come upon any number of traffic situations, even during a quick trip to the grocery store. Responding to these correctly and safely may take full concentration, good judgment and excellent reflexes. When any factor is missing, the results may be fatal. Forbes magazine points out that eliminating the potential for motor vehicle crashes resulting from failures in any of these areas has become the driving motivation for developers of technology.

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.

How can underage drunk driving crashes be prevented?

Whether you are a teen who is concerned about riding in a vehicle with someone who is under the influence of alcohol or are a parent who is worried about your child, it is essential to take a look at different ways that underage drunk driving accidents can be avoided. In New Orleans, and communities all over Louisiana, underage DUI is a serious problem for some young drivers and others on the road. From lost lives and permanent injuries to license suspension, drunk driving can upend life in many ways.

Protecting teen drivers—and everyone on the road around them

Before teenagers get behind the wheel, parents have a responsibility to prepare them for the risks they may face on the roads in Louisiana. Not only do these dangers involve other drivers and hazardous road conditions, they also include issues that teens themselves may create through carelessness, inexperience or poor choices.

How should you drive in winter to keep yourself and others safe?

Winter weather in Louisiana is known for being unpredictable and dangerous, especially in winter. Today, you might need an umbrella and some rain boots, while tomorrow you could find yourself slipping on ice. When you encounter these weather variations on the roads, the results can be deadly.

Medical emergency causes fatal crash in New Orleans

In a city like New Orleans, with a great deal of traffic, much of it driven by out-of-town visitors who may be unfamiliar with the city, and full of pedestrians, crashes involving cars trucks, motorcycles, bicycles and pedestrians are not uncommon. Many are caused by drivers not paying attention to their driving for the typical reasons of alcohol or drugs, distracted by texting or electronics or drowsy from staying up too late.