To avoid causing unnecessary and preventable car accidents, it is incumbent upon all drivers to use appropriate judgment and focus while operating their vehicles. A failure to do so may evidence negligence on a driver's behalf and expose that person to significant liability for any injuries that are caused as a result.
Drivers must always be attentive when operating their vehicle, but especially so in the presence of pedestrians. Regardless of the reasoning for the pedestrian's presence on the road, a driver must be careful in their actions around the pedestrian as they have a relatively lower amount of protection in a collision.
Drivers are required to apply appropriate care in their actions on the road. This is especially important when sharing the road with pedestrians. Pedestrians typically are subject to more significant injuries in these accidents as they have a relative lack of safety features as compared with vehicles, which can create more extensive liability for those at fault.
Car accidents generally involve vehicles colliding into each other. All around New Orleans small fender benders and car collisions that do not cause injuries happen with regularity and throw annoying delays into people's days. However, some accidents are so severe that not only do vehicles collide with each other but they also leave roadways and crash into other objects and landscapes.
Sometimes the streets of New Orleans can be a dangerous place for pedestrians and those traveling in vehicles. This seemed to be the case over a recent weekend when three people were killed in separate car accidents.
A bizarre story of mischief of negligence is making the national rounds, and it has ties to premises liability law and car accidents. New Orleans residents may not have much experience with freezing streets, but the folks in Connecticut (where this story occurred) certainly do -- just not necessarily under these circumstances.