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Prescription medication and auto accidents

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states that 2 million people sustain injuries and over 32,000 lives are lost in crashes each year. Many motor vehicle collisions are the result of drunk driving, but there are other dangers that lead to a crash as well, such as the use of prescription drugs. When a driver gets behind the wheel after consuming prescription drugs, the chances of an accident could increase, even if they are following their physician’s instructions. Moreover, some people abuse drugs, such as painkillers, significantly increasing the likelihood of a wreck.

Fallout from Amtrak accident

After the Amtrak derailment on Monday, people in Louisiana and around the country are wondering who is at fault and who will be responsible for the casualties. The accident resulted in deaths and a large number of injuries, not to mention property damage to the tracks and vehicles on the highway. Occurring during the morning rush hour, the derailment made national news and has attracted a lot of interest as well as questions as to what exactly happened.

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.

Has an accident injury interfered with your travel plans?

When motor vehicle wrecks take place, they can derail the lives of victims in an array of ways. Sometimes, those hit are not able to survive, while others struggle with complications due to injuries that they suffered in the collision. From hospital bills to pain and lost wages, injuries turn lives upside down. Moreover, our firm knows that these crash injuries can also lead to additional problems, such as interfering with travel plans. Whether you have an overseas vacation coming up or need to travel to another state attend a celebration, it is important to look over your situation carefully.