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August 2016 Archives

Car accident blamed on driver's loss of control

Every year, numerous people across the country, including many here in Louisiana, die in crashes in which one of the drivers involved lost control of his or her vehicle. Maintaining control of the vehicle is one of a driver's primary responsibilities. When drivers are unable to regain control of their vehicles, they and others on the road are in jeopardy of being involved in a serious car accident.

Which kind of damages can victims of serious accidents seek?

It could take weeks or months to recover from injuries suffered at the hands of another -- if a full recovery is even possible. The lives of victims of serious accidents often change in many ways. There are multitudes of damages that can be sought when filing a personal injury claim in a Louisiana civil court.

Injuries in a rear-end car accident could manifest later

In many serious crashes that take place here in Louisiana and elsewhere, the physical devastation to their victims is often immediately recognized. However, in some accidents, the true nature of the injuries does not manifest until days or weeks later. This is often true in a rear-end car accident in which the ultimate effects of the injuries might not be easily recognizable at the time.

Tire blow out leads to fatal car accident

A vehicle can be structurally sound and in perfect working order mechanically, but if the tires are defective or otherwise not properly taken care of by the owner of vehicle, disaster can strike. If a tire fails while the vehicle is moving at highway speeds, a car accident can easily occur. This is what happened in a recent crash in which a Louisiana woman was killed and the driver was injured.

Is a wrongful death claim appropriate after a loss?

Every day families here in Louisiana and across the country unexpectedly lose loved ones to car crashes, medical malpractice and other tragedies. As they deal with their grief and search for answers regarding what happened, many of those families discover that it was the negligence of another that took their family members from them. Surviving family members have the right to file a wrongful death claim against the party or parties believed to be responsible.