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.
Drivers in New Orleans need to be cognizant of other drivers on the road in order to avoid a car accident. There are times, however, when a car collision occurs as a result of the carelessness of another. This often happens due to a speeding driver. This type of accident can result in severe injuries and even death.
Sometimes the roads of Louisiana are busy, and that means there will be traffic. However, at times, this traffic builds up suddenly and unexpectedly, and individuals have trouble stopping in time. When one person does not stop in time, it can often lead to a chain reaction of others not stopping in time. This seems to be exactly what happened recently in a chain reaction car accident that occurred in Ascension Parish in Louisiana.
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.
As residents of Louisiana are very aware, people get around in all sorts of ways. Usually it is by car, but sometimes it's via public transportation, motorcycles or bicycles. This mix of modes can sometimes lead to an unexpected accident, whether it is a car accident, truck accident or motorcycle accident. These collisions often cause serious injury or worse for one or more involved individuals.
One recent change in the motor vehicle world that has its roots in mobile technology is the advent of freelance taxi services, or "transportation network companies." These companies create a mobile-based app that allows users to connect with drivers that contract with the company. Uber, Lyft and Sidecar are examples of these ride-sharing companies, who contract with drivers to provide a taxi service.
People in New Orleans have read their fair share of drunk driving accident stories in the news. Really, anyone across the country has read about one or ten (or hundreds) of such stories. The crucial factor in these stories is that many of us have been in a similar situation to the unfortunate souls who decide to drive drunk. Maybe we weren't legally drunk; in fact, we may have only had one drink; but we still got in the car and drove while alcohol was in our system. There's nothing wrong with that so long as we're under 0.08, right?
Two women were killed in Louisiana over the weekend after their car struck a concrete object at a rate of speed that is currently being presumed to be high. The two women, aged 35 and 31, were driving down Interstate when their vehicle suddenly turned left and struck the object. It is unknown why the driver suddenly lost control of the vehicle, but a toxicology test is being performed.
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.