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What if I am also at fault in my car crash?

When a Louisiana resident is injured in a car accident with another driver, they often end up making broad statements such as "it was the other driver's fault". When used in a legal case, the word fault takes on another meaning and simply making such statements will not bring about legal liability. Instead, Louisiana's fault system means that the accident victim must prove the other driver was at fault before damages can be recovered from them.

Fault and liability after a Louisiana car accident

One of the most critical components to determining if a car accident victim can recover their damages after a collision is establishing who was at fault. When a party can be proven to be the cause of a crash then they may be held liable for all of the losses that stem from their negligence or recklessness. This post will generally discuss ways of proving fault after a vehicle accident but readers are encouraged to speak with personal injury attorneys about the evidence they may need to provide for their particular cases.

Suspected drunk driver causes death of one in crash

A car accident is devastating for anyone involved in it, but if the motor vehicle accident involves a motorcycle, the results can be even more tragic. Where car drivers and passengers are protected by seatbelts and air bags in addition to the actual heavy, solid structure of the vehicle, a helmet and protective clothing, if worn, are the only devices to protect motorcyclists. This is perhaps why they suffer more severe injuries. They are more likely to die in a crash, and if they survive, they may suffer from head or brain injuries, spinal cord injuries and even something as minor as road rash.

How dangerous is distracted driving?

Everyone gets distracted from completing a task they are performing at some point or another. But when the task is driving, one of the most dangerous activities people engage in on a daily basis, then a simple distraction can mean the difference between life and death. In fact, around 9 people are killed and more than one thousand are injured in accidents involving a distracted driver each year.

Speed catches drunk driving

Unfortunately, the roadways are home to much tragedy and upset. The fast pace in life tends to keep everyone in a rush, causing some drivers to travel much faster than they should. Speed is only second behind drunk driving as being the cause of a fatal accident in this country. The National Transportation Safety Board reached this conclusion in a study released in July covering car accidents from 2005 to 2014.

Drunk driver crashes into stationary police officer

Many people do not think much of having a few alcoholic drinks and getting behind the wheel of a vehicle, not understanding how impaired they have become because of the alcohol. Their reaction time is slowed down, and they are not capable of making the best decisions because of their cognitive impairment. One bad decision on their part has the ability to change the course of not only their life forever but also the lives of those who are on the street with them at that time.

Teen drivers more likely to cause serious car accidents

Now that Memorial Day has come and gone, summer is in full swing. Many teens are out of school, which gives them more reason to drive. Whether to get to work, social gatherings, or leisure, these youngsters take to the road more frequently during this time of the year. Unfortunately, though, this period of time following Memorial Day is often referred to as the "100 deadliest days."

Distracted driving causes and where to turn for help as a victim

Many drivers in and around Lafayette may admit that they find it hard to travel any distance without something distracting their attention. However, the significant number of lives lost due to distracted driving should be enough for most drivers to realize they need to stay focused on driving alone whenever they are behind the wheel.

Louisiana car accidents can result in serious whiplash

Not all car accident injuries are created equal. Some, like traumatic brain injuries and damage to the spinal cord, can leave a victim permanently disabled. Others, like minor cuts and bruises, may leave no long-term impact on an accident victim. Yet, just because your injuries are not as bad as they could have been does not mean that you should just consider yourself lucky and move on. If you have incurred financial losses as a direct result of a car accident caused by the negligence of another, then you may be entitled to compensation.

How can I protect myself legally after an automobile wreck?

You have been in an injury accident reportedly caused by another motorist in Louisiana, and as you try to gather your bearings, your first concern, naturally, is if you and your party are okay. You also worry about how much damage has been done to your main mode of transportation. Amid the chaos that abounds at a car accident scene, it may be easy to forget some important steps for protecting your best interests legally.

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