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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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Can Social Media Affect My Personal Injury Claim?

According to Pew Research Center, in 2014, 74 percent of adults who used the Internet also used social media sites, a number that has continued to rise in recent years. Social media is a valuable tool for keeping in contact with your friends, family and others as well as for networking and connecting with others. But you should be wary of social media if you are involved in a personal injury claim, because the things that you post could affect your case. When a person files a personal injury claim, it is usually because that person has suffered physical injuries and is seeking damages to cover things like medical bills, lost wages and more. Injury victims may also seek noneconomic damages for pain and suffering. To substantiate these damages, the injury victim will call on medical experts, witnesses and more to testify on behalf of the claimant. But while the…
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Several Children Hospitalized after School Bus Crash

In late September, a school bus crash in Lafayette Parish led to several hospitalizations. Lafayette Parish School Bus was on its morning route to take students to LJ Alleman Middle School when it was struck by the driver of a commercial truck. Police cited the driver of the truck. A group of students as well as the bus driver were taken to a local hospital for evaluation. How Safe Are School Buses? According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the school bus in the safest vehicle on the road. Between four and six children die every year in school bus accidents, less than one percent of all traffic fatalities nationwide. Your children are 70 times more likely to get to school and home safely on a school bus compared to a car. There are a few reasons this mode of transportation is the safest. The first is that…
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