Category Archives: Car Accidents

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What Are Recent Statistics on DUIs in Louisiana?

Every state has the issue of drunk driving, and many car accidents that we hear about are caused by someone driving under the influence. It’s an issue that has fluctuated back and forth in terms of severity, but in the state of Louisiana, the numbers have always been alarming. Thankfully, the amount of car accidents in general have decreased every year since 1982. As a Louisiana citizen, it’s important to know these statistics on DUIs so you can have a better look at how safe the state’s roads have become. What Are the Most Recent DUI Statistics for Louisiana? According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in 2014, there were 737 reported car accident fatalities in Louisiana. Out of the 737 deaths, 300 of those were alcohol related. This could be calculated as 41% of vehicle accidents in the state. Out of those 300 alcohol-related deaths, there were 253…
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How Do I Make a Third-Party Insurance Claim After a Car Accident?

Sometimes after a car accident, it can be unclear who was actually at fault since there may have been multiple parties involved in the incident. Depending on who was really responsible, one of the first steps is to make a claim against a certain liability insurance policy. You can make this claim to either the policy of the driver or owner of the vehicle you were riding in at the time of the accident, or to the policy of another vehicle involved in the car accident. This kind of claim is called a “third party” claim, and it’s important that you know how these types of claims are carried out. What Are Third Party Insurance Claims? These are third party claims because you are making a claim under an insurance policy that is not your own. You might even have to make multiple third-party claims: for example, if one driver’s…
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How To Get a Police Report After An Accident

After you get into a car or motorcycle accident, you’re probably confused and overwhelmed as to what you should do next. Right after the incident, you should call an ambulance if there are serious injuries. Your next step should be to call law enforcement. A police officer will show up to the scene and probably generate a police report. It’s important to know what a police report is, why it’s important, and how the report can help you in a personal injury case. What is in a Police Report? A police report can contain important facts and conclusions about the incident; the more detailed these facts are, the more they can actually give you leverage in a personal injury dispute. This data can include specific circumstances of the event, like the date, location, weather conditions, the condition of the involved cars before and after, and any other relevant information. The…
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