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What evidence should I collect for my personal injury case?

Even though it should be enough that a Louisiana resident has been injured in a car accident to receive compensation for his or her injuries, but this is unfortunately not the case. The accident victim has the burden of proof. This means they have to gather the evidence supporting their claim of negligence against the other driver and present it in a manner that demonstrates that they were responsible. The more evidence there is, the better the chances of getting a settlement to cover the property, physical and emotional damage done by the accident.

Do not get distracted from getting compensation

Last week's Louisiana post highlighted the dangers of distracted driving, an activity commonly practiced on roadways despite so much awareness being created around the hazard. As mentioned, teens are more likely to engage in the risky behavior, never considering the fact that a tragic accident can take place in the blink of an eye.

What are common distractions on the road?

As many experienced drivers may be aware, driving is a task that requires one's full attention. While driving, whether one's eyes or one's mind is engaged in an activity that does not involve driving, it can be a distraction that can result in a fatal car accident. In 2016 alone, 3,450 people died as a result of distracted driving. In 2015, almost 400,000 people were injured in a crash involving a distracted driver.

Tragic car accident kills two, orphaning their children

When one leaves their house, they expect that they will be going back to it when they have completed whatever task it was that they stepped out to do. In most circumstances, people return home unscathed, but in the instances when they do not because of a tragic car accident, it can leave devastating effects on family members. Frustration, confusion and sorrow are just some of the emotions that loved ones go through as they try to come to terms with their loss.

Self-driving car crash raises important liability issues

The advent of technology has brought with it many things thought impossible just a couple of years ago, including the age of self-driving cars. Companies that are testing their vehicles tout the use of technology, including the use of sensors that autonomous cars use to "see" the world around them. Darkness should not affect the technology's ability to detect objects in front of it, making the self-driving cars safer than human drivers in theory. Companies also ensure human drivers are sitting in the vehicles, while they are being tested, as a means of monitoring safety at all times.

Truck crashes into school bus, injuring a number of students

Being aware of changing road conditions is just one of the signs of a responsible and careful driver. Another important aspect of being a good driver is being aware of traffic laws, including those relating to speed limits and stopping near school buses. These laws are enacted for the safety of the children onboard, as they are usually getting on or off the bus at bus stops, and keeping a safe distance behind them ensures everyone's well-being. When someone does not adhere to these rules, catastrophic accidents can be the result.

Stages of a personal injury lawsuit

As discussed previously on this blog, when a Louisiana resident is injured in a car accident, they may be able to recover compensation from the negligent driver who caused the crash through a civil suit. The idea of going through a trial may seem overwhelming to many struggling to come to terms with their injuries, but an experienced attorney may be able to guide them through the process by explaining the stages of the trial to them.

Fight back against distracted driving accidents

Now more than ever, it is important for drivers to pay attention out on the roads. An increase in technology has led individuals in cars to have access to cell phones, apps, tv screens, GPS devices and more. Many vehicles have screens installed with programs that can take a driver's attention away even more so than in the past.

Most common cause of spinal cord accidents? Car crashes

Many people are lucky enough to walk away from a car accident without a serious or permanent injury. However, others find themselves facing a life of pain and struggle if they have sustained debilitating injuries in the crash, including a spinal cord injury.

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A drunk driver puts not only their own life in danger, but also the lives of everyone else on the street at the time. Their failure to identify a danger coming their way, by either neglecting to brake on time or hitting other objects and vehicles without slowing down, can cause irreparable damage to other drivers in Louisiana. Their nonchalance can result in the loss of lives and trauma to not only accident victims but also their loved ones.

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