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October 2015 Archives

7-year sentence handed down in 2014 drunk driving accident

Here in Louisiana, anyone with a blood alcohol content of .08 or more is presumed to be intoxicated. Even knowing this, several people are still arrested each year for driving under the influence. Intoxicated individuals often suffer from reduced inhibitions, an inability to think clearly and diminished reaction time. When a person is behind the wheel of a car while over this legal limit, the potential for a drunk driving accident immeasurably rises.

Recovery from brain injuries suffered in car crashes is uncertain

Many Louisiana residents are able to fully recover from certain serious injuries after a car accident. However, there is no way to know what kind of injuries victims will suffer in car crashes, and no way to predict who will recover and who will be left with permanent injuries. For example, when it comes to brain injuries, there is no guarantee that there will be no lasting effects -- and some of those effects can alter victims' lives forever.

1 dies, 1 survives car accident at Louisiana intersection

Each year, numerous accidents occur at Louisiana intersections. Drivers fail to make sure the intersection is clear of vehicles, observe approaching traffic, obey traffic devices or pay sufficient attention due to impairment or distracted driving. In the immediate aftermath of a car accident, the factors leading to it may not seem important. However, at some point, the details could make all the difference when it comes to proving negligence in a wrongful death or personal injury lawsuit.

Drunk driving suspected in crash wrong-way crash in LA 16

Driving under the influence seriously compromises a Louisiana driver's ability to control a vehicle. Reaction times are diminished, and an impaired driver may have a hard time following the rules of the road. For these reasons and more, drunk driving regularly leads to accidents.