Larry A. Roach, Inc.
Phone 337-240-9760
Toll Free 866-613-5458

August 2014 Archives

Pedestrian struck and killed on Louisiana road

At around 4 p.m. on Aug. 17, a man attempted to cross Elysian Fields Avenue in New Orleans when a northbound Honda with a Florida license plate struck him. A witness stated that he believes that the vehicle was traveling over the speed limit and had run a red light close to where traffic comes off of the highway. He also stated that the vehicle continued at a high speed after striking the victim before turning around and returning to the scene.

Louisiana doctor faces wrongful death lawsuit after patient's overdose

Pain medication, when taken correctly, can be extremely beneficial to those who suffer from chronic pain and other debilitating conditions. However, many Louisiana residents suffer from prescription drug overdoses each year. While an overdose can occur as a result of the patient misusing their medication, a physician may also cause an overdose by prescribing a patient too much medication. Patients may think that since a licensed physician is prescribing the medication, it is safe for them to take. This can lead to severe consequences, including death.

Ignition interlock devices reduce the number of DUI fatalities

The number of people killed as a result of drunk driving accidents in Louisiana has decreased by approximately 35 percent since 2007, when the state enacted a mandatory ignition interlock law, according to Mothers Against Drunk Driving. While as many as 75 percent of drivers who are convicted of DUIs continue to drive on suspended licenses, IIDs help to prevent them from committing another DUI offense.

Four dead and four injured after devastating tractor trailer accident

While Louisiana residents rely on the trucking industry to distribute food and goods across the state and country, large commercial trucks can be extremely dangerous to other motorists on the roads. Trained truck drivers are in high demand to meet the industry’s tight deadlines. In order to increase productivity, many truck drivers are tempted to put in extra hours behind the wheel. When oversized commercial trucks weighing up to 80,000 pounds are manned by drowsy, distracted or impaired drivers, the results can be deadly.