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Motor Vehicle Accidents Archives

Halloween and auto accidents

The chances of a motor vehicle accident occurring can be increased in a myriad of ways. For example, someone who takes to the road after drinking alcohol or drives during extremely poor weather conditions may be more likely to find themselves in a crash. However, drivers, pedestrians, and bicyclists should be aware of other potentially concerning instances where an accident may be more likely, such as Halloween and other holidays. Our firm realizes that car accidents can be more likely to transpire on Halloween for many reasons, from increased traffic to driving under the influence.

Insects and other dangerous distractions

Some people may not take a story very seriously when they hear that a driver caused a crash because they were afraid of a spider. However, when vehicles collide at high speeds, the end result can be terrible without regard to the reason why the accident took place. Our firm knows that these distractions and other issues can play a role in traffic accidents that take place across the country. Unfortunately, some people freak out when they see a spider and divert their attention from the road, which could put the lives of other people at risk.

Can the flu cause a car accident?

On a daily basis, motor vehicle crashes happen for diverse reasons. Sometimes, these accidents are brought on by drunk driving, while others are the result of icy roads or truck driver fatigue. If you are worried about the dangers of motor vehicle collisions, it is important to keep in mind that these crashes have far more causes, some of which go under the radar. For example, a driver who is sick with the flu or another serious illness may be more likely to cause a crash.

Inclement weather and reckless driving

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than two million injuries and over 32,000 fatalities take place each year as a result of motor vehicle wrecks. These traffic accidents have many causes, including driving over the speed limit, getting behind the wheel after consuming drugs or alcohol, cell phones, and other distractions. However, weather can also lead to a collision in New Orleans and on roads across Lousiana. Regrettably, some people fail to drive safely during poor weather conditions and threaten the lives of others.

Going over the financial consequences of auto crashes

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than two million people sustain injuries due to motor vehicle crashes per year. Furthermore, auto crashes result in over 32,000 annual fatalities. While many people recognize that these collisions can leave victims with serious injuries or families with emotional pain after they lose a loved one, it is important to realize some of the other ways that these accidents can upend the lives of victims. For example, car wrecks can have serious financial repercussions as well.

Are hands-free driving devices safer?

With the final days of summer, many have been going out, making sure to really enjoy some family time before the school year starts back up. And while planning your outing may take a considerable amount of time -- everything can come crashing to a halt as soon as you get into a car accident. 

Are weekends more dangerous for motorcyclists?

When it comes to preventing motorcycle accidents, there are many angles that you may want to think about if you ride a motorcycle. For example, you should always be vigilant and try to watch out for any reckless drivers. Also, it is smart to stay off the road during inclement weather conditions that affect your ability to ride safely. However, you may want to consider other matters, such times of week that motorcycle accidents are more likely.

Auto crashes and the Fourth of July

Whether a driver consumes alcohol and decides to get behind the wheel or a passenger distracts someone who is trying to operate a vehicle, there are countless reasons why traffic accidents keep happening. At Bruno & Bruno, we are also aware that certain holiday activities, such as parades and heavy traffic due to a festival, can also increase the chances of a car accident.

A defective part can strike at any moment and cause a disaster

Motor vehicle accidents can occur for any number of reasons. Unfortunately, the result is often the same, with many collisions ending in serious injuries, or worse. If you suffered severe injuries in a recent accident, chances are, you might be searching for options concerning compensation.

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.