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Drunk Driver causes fatal car accident

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.

Navy veteran killed in fatal car accident

On September 18, 2013, the life of a serviceman in Louisiana was brought to an end. This Navy veteran did not lose his life on the battlefield. Instead his life was taken by a drunk driver in a fatal car accident just miles from his home.

Is New Orleans ready for the driverless car?

Imagine if a car could drive itself. One could nap on the way to work, program the car to pick up the kids from soccer practice or legally drive home after drinking too much. The possibilities would be endless. The rate of car accidents would likely decrease over the years and individuals could be more productive in the car.

Drunk driver injures woman in Kenner accident

Readers of our New Orleans personal injury law blog know that drunk drivers can cause serious and irreparable injuries. A recent car accident involving a drunk driver left one woman injured as she tried to run from his pickup truck. The accident happened at 5:15 p.m. in Kenner at the intersection of 27th and Salem Streets. The driver was traveling eastbound when a vehicle suddenly stopped in front of a house. This caused him to lose control of his Ford F-150 pickup.

Perpetual DWI offender convicted again

Every driver on the road has a fiduciary responsibility to everyone else using the road. A driver must be sober and aware of all the surroundings. The use of alcohol and some medications can result in impaired driving which can lead to a car accident.

New Orleans father answers for deadly crash that killed his son

A family outing can quickly be overshadowed by tragedy when someone decides to drink and drive. The effect of drunk driving is particularly damaging when a car accident leads to the death of a loved one.

Louisiana alcohol-related car accident fatalities down in 2011

Louisiana is once again considering creating the Integrated Criminal Justice Information System to make criminal histories, mug shots, fingerprints and arrest warrants accessible to all agencies. The project includes the creation of a statewide DWI tracking system that will serve as a tool to reduce the number of car accidents involving drunk drivers.

Deaths due to injuries in Louisiana higher than national average

Around 50 million people across the country receive medical attention for injuries every year. Unfortunately, many people do not survive, making injuries the leading cause of death for people ages 1 to 44, and the third-leading cause of death in all ages. Louisiana's rate of injury-related deaths of 80.1 per 100,000 is significantly higher than the national rate of 57.9.

Two car crashes in New Orleans shock graduating students

Two unrelated car accidents took place in New Orleans within hours and miles of each other involving students about to graduate this year from the same school. One teenager was seriously injured; the other died as a result of her accident.