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Car accident leaves Louisiana child in critical condition

Motor vehicle accidents are, at best, an upsetting and scary ordeal. Few crashes, though, are as devastating and frightening as those involving serious injury to a child. Sadly, just such a car accident took place in Louisiana on the afternoon of Thursday, Dec. 1.

Louisiana woman dead after car accident

A woman from Houma, Louisiana, passed away on Nov. 2, 2016 from the motor vehicle accident injuries she sustained several days prior. She was involved in a car accident on Oct. 30 near Enterprise Drive in Houma. She later died from the injuries she received when she was struck by the car.

Two Louisiana women dead after car accident

Police are investigating the unfortunate circumstances surrounding a wrong-way crash that occurred early on the morning of Oct. 28, 2016. The car accident occurred just east of New Iberia, Louisiana. Both women involved in the collision were declared dead at the scene by an official from the Iberia Parish Coroner's Office.

1 passenger killed, another injured in Louisiana car accident

Police in Louisiana are investigating the cause of a crash that killed two people and left another individual seriously injured. This car accident occurred in West Baton Rouge on Oct. 15. Authorities believe that only the one vehicle was involved in this wreck.

The leading cause of death for teens is car crashes

Most teenagers here in Louisiana and across the country look forward to the day they get their driver's licenses. Sadly, for numerous teens, being behind the wheel of a car could mean a death sentence for the driver and their friends. It turns out that the leading cause of death for teens in the United States is car crashes, and many suffer a variety of injuries.

Driver gives inconsistent statements after fatal car accident

People often panic in the aftermath of crashes for which they could be held responsible. The statements given to police at that time of the car accident could change during subsequent questioning. This may cause police here in Louisiana and elsewhere to re-evaluate the circumstances surrounding the incident in order to determine the truth.

Driver sentenced in road rage car accident that killed 5

Many Louisiana drivers can understand why an individual would succumb to road rage. However, it creates a dangerous situation in which people can be seriously injured or killed. A car accident that results from this reckless and irresponsible behavior could forever alter the lives of those involved and their families.

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.

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