Accidents are unpredictable and can cost a lot in damages and medical costs. The cause of an accident can vary, but it tends to centralize around three main factors: drivers, defects and conditions.
Winter weather in Louisiana is known for being unpredictable and dangerous, especially in winter. Today, you might need an umbrella and some rain boots, while tomorrow you could find yourself slipping on ice. When you encounter these weather variations on the roads, the results can be deadly.
In a city like New Orleans, with a great deal of traffic, much of it driven by out-of-town visitors who may be unfamiliar with the city, and full of pedestrians, crashes involving cars trucks, motorcycles, bicycles and pedestrians are not uncommon. Many are caused by drivers not paying attention to their driving for the typical reasons of alcohol or drugs, distracted by texting or electronics or drowsy from staying up too late.
A rear-end collision usually occurs when the front end of a vehicle strikes the rear end of another vehicle. Although there may be an automatic assumption that the driver of the rear vehicle may be at fault, there are situations in which the driver of the front vehicle is responsible, at least in part, for the accident.
People often underestimate risk. Many residents of New Orleans would avoid some parts of town because of the perceived risk of crime. But few fully understand the risk presented by their cars and trucks. Some of that is due to familiarity. They drive in their vehicles every day and if they have not suffered a crash, attribute that to their skill and acumen behind the wheel.