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August 2014 Archives

Attorney knowledge matters on truck accident cases

A post from a few weeks ago focused on truck manufacturers attempting to improve the safety features of their commercial vehicles. Safety features that are being implemented by Volvo Trucks and Daimler were highlighted. Although these companies are making an attempt to make a safer vehicle, however, the fact remains that 18-wheelers can be dangerous hazards on the roads of Louisiana.

Important smoke detector recall

Smoke detectors are an effective tool used to save lives in a fire. The blaring alarm can alert the deepest of sleepers to the fact that a fire is near. A defective fire alarm can be life threatening for those who have them installed. Edwards (ESL) and Interlogix brands have issued a recall for their series 400 and 500 Hard-Wired Smoke detectors. The recall is a result of the detectors potentially not warning of a fire due to interference with their radio frequencies.

Distractions and how it contributes to accidents

A distraction is anything that diverts the driver's attention from the primary task of driving. Unfortunately, this type of inattentiveness permeates Louisiana roadways. With more devices designed to keep us plugged into the world around us, drivers are easily distracted from the road. This can have catastrophic results.

Truck manufacturers promise safer vehicles

Just as auto makers are moving toward safer vehicles, major truck manufacturers are also trying to make their trucks safer. Each year nearly 4,000 people are killed and over 100,000 are injured in commercial vehicle accidents. This push toward safety is welcome news for the Louisiana families who have lost loved ones to truck accidents.