Being in a car accident is always a harrowing experience. For those who suffer injuries, it can be life-changing. Even a seemingly minor auto accident can cause injuries that lead to long-term complications. When the accident results in serious injury, like a brain or spinal cord injury, the victim may require lifelong medical care.
She was a 40-year-old woman and mother of a 3-year-old. She was loved by many and will be greatly missed. A fatal car accident ended the life of a vibrant woman. Now her family must pick up the pieces from this tragic accident that occurred on Valentine's Day.
This blog periodically highlights various types of car accidents. Accidents involving tractor trailers can be particularly devastating. Today, we take a closer look at the physical injuries that can negatively affect an accident victim's life. Traumatic brain injuries are one common injury that can range from minor to severe.
Over the last few months, this site has periodically reported on the massive GM recall. Several people have been killed and many more injured from the malfunction of the vehicle ignition switch. This past week brought a unique legal claim that if successful, may open the carmaker to more litigation.
Though motorcycles share the roadways, riders are not always treated with respect by car drivers. Careless drivers can cause serious bodily injury to motorcycle riders. Such is the case of one cyclist who was severely injured by a hit and run driver.
Any Louisiana resident who takes to the road must obey the rules of the road. This is true whether operating a car, truck, motorcycle ATV or any other motor vehicle. The life that is preserved could be your fellow drivers or your own life. In addition, when a driver follows safety guidelines, they could reduce their chances of suffering fatal injuries if an accident were to occur due to a negligent driver.
Can closing lanes actually improve traffic safety? This sounds counterintuitive but that is exactly what Mayor Kip Holden is betting on. On Baton Rouge's Government Street, plans are moving ahead to reduce the lanes from four to two. Those in the social media arena are questioning the city's plans.
A sad truth of life is that tragedy often strikes when you least expect it and, sometimes, in horrific ways. All too often, car accidents are the facilitators of these events. When a driver acts negligently and dangerously on the road, it can unfortunately wreak havoc on completely innocent bystanders, as is the case of a recent New Orleans accident.
Google Glass is a device that is a computer you can wear as a head-mounted device. The Glass is hands free and allows users to access the internet using voice commands. The new technology is beginning to hit the market. One user received a ticket while wearing the device and driving his car in California. This was the first case of its kind, but legal scholars believe that it will not be the last.
Some of our New Orleans readers may dream of having a personal chauffeur to drive them to work, but they may not know that the dream may come true in the not so distant future. Car makers are testing models of driverless cars with the hope of bringing an offering to the market within the next 10 years.