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Takeaways from the Mardi Gras Drunk Driving Accident

Over the weekend leading up to Mardi Gras, we didn’t need a reminder about the dangers of drunk-driving, but we got one. A man with a blood-alcohol-content of .232, nearly three times the legal limit, injured dozens when he plowed his pickup truck into a Mardi Gras crowd in New Orleans. Fortunately, none of these injuries were life threatening. This event is a timely opportunity to discuss what you can do to prevent drunk driving accidents. The Best Ways to Prevent Drunk Driving Accidents Have a designated driver – We all know that we should decide who is going to be the designated driver before we go out for the night. However, this important decision can sometimes be lost to the spirit of having fun. Leave your cars keys at home – If you don’t have your keys, you can’t drive your car drunk. Likewise, if you give your keys…
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Are Westlake Dump Trucks Driving Dangerously?

Westlake, Louisiana has been growing lately. The small community is having an industrial boom and so a lot of new construction has gone up to make room for the new businesses, but the expansion isn’t delighting every one. “The police tell me that my child can’t even ride down the road on his bicycle because of all this stuff going on,” says one Westlake father about the construction and increased truck traffic. “They don’t stop, they don’t put on directionals… give me a break, come on.” He is not the only voice speaking out. Many residents have complained about dump truck drivers speeding through their neighborhoods, running stop lights, and having several near misses. The police have already been made aware of the problem, and they even caught one truck driver doing 50 miles an hour in a 25 miles per hour zone. The Westlake police have now had meetings…
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Woman Sues for Injuries in a 2014 I-10 Accident

Woman sues for injuries sustained when an allegedly fatigued driver side-swiped her car. Back in July 2014, a lady from St. Bernard Parish was driving down I-10 when she was violently jostled. She was flung all about her car and injured when an 18-wheeler allegedly ran into the rear side panel of her car. Both vehicles were travelling in the same direction and no other vehicles seem to be involved, but the violent impact has left the woman with continuing injuries, and so she filed a case in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana. She is suing Enterprise Logistic Services, National Union Fire Insurance Co. of Pittsburgh, State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance, and the truck driver for an amount in excess of $75,000 and legal costs. The case asserts that there was neglect on the part of the defendants, excessive speeding, and that the driver was driving…
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