Category Archives: Car Accidents

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Drunk Driving Accidents Increase on Labor Day Weekend: Are You Prepared?

Labor Day Weekend signals the end of the summer as school starts up and many American adults have a long weekend to celebrate their work during the year. Road trips, events and parties increase during this time, which unfortunately means that the risk of drunk driving accidents also increases. Why Do Drunk Driving Accidents Increase During Labor Day Weekend? The Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over national mobilization for this year goes into effect from August 15 to September 3. This campaign will help to spread awareness on safety tips and the dangers of drunk driving, as well as increase police presence in order to help stop drunk drivers. According to the National Safety Council, on average, about 400 people die or are involved in a fatal accident over each Labor Day Weekend. Approximately 49,000 people will also seek medical care for serious injuries during this three-day weekend. In order…
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How Do I File a Claim After a Hit-and-Run Car Accident?

According to a new study by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, hit-and-run accidents and fatalities are at an all-time high. Louisiana, along with New Mexico and Florida, made the top of the list for the highest death rates from hit-and-run crashes. A hit-and-run car accident occurs when a driver intentionally leaves a car accident scene without providing contact information or speaking with law enforcement. This happens if a car hits you and drives off, or if a car crashes into your unattended parked car with no contact information provided. Since this type of car accident is a unique incident, victims of a hit-and-run sometimes wonder how they should file an injury claim. How Do I File My Insurance Claim After a Hit and Run? Most uninsured motorist coverage from your car insurance company covers accidents that were hit-and-runs. Certain states, such as Louisiana, do not allow UM property damage…
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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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