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.
Although the concept of penalties related to driving a car while under the influence is understood by Louisianans, many may be surprised to know that similar penalties exist for operating a boat while under the influence as well. In fact, over half of all boating accidents are the result of an operator being impaired by drugs or alcohol.
Oil spills can have a devastating impact on the health of those nearby, as well as on the surrounding environment. Those that occur on offshore oilrigs can additionally contaminate the body of water in which the rig is located and impair the health of wildlife living in the area. When such a spill occurs, there are various legal actions that can result.
Since so many New Orleans residents make a living on the water, it's unavoidable that there will be accidents. For those who are injured on the water, there can be hefty medical expenses, the possible need for long-term care and trouble returning to work. These injuries can happen to tugboat crew members, and they often happen without warning.
Readers of this blog may be aware that car accidents are a concern on the roadways of Louisiana, just as they are in many states across the country. These car collisions can lead to serious injuries and, in the most tragic situations, even death. Now research is showing that youth driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol is causing numerous injuries and deaths. What makes this statistic even scarier? The detrimental impact of such behaviors seems to fall on deaf teenage ears.
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.
As residents of Louisiana are likely aware, there are always dangers when traveling the roadways. The risks present themselves as negligent drivers, poor weather and treacherous road conditions. Oftentimes, when these dangers are present they can lead to an injurious or a fatal car accident.