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December 2017 Archives

Several major factors lead to many car crashes

Drivers in Louisiana have reason to be concerned about safety when taking to the roads due to the prevalence of car accidents. The number of auto crashes that take place each year has continued to grow, escalating in both 2015 and 2016. There are about 6 million car crashes that take place each year across the United States. Understanding the cause of accidents can help to prevent future crashes and even lower the overall rate. Researchers are working to study the reasons for the crashes through both detailed investigation and the use of technology.

Roundabouts can save lives on the road

Intersections can be a point of trouble for Louisiana drivers on the roadway; these conjunctions of major roads can be common sites for car accidents. Some types of accidents common at intersections have been fatal or led to a number of serious injuries. This is one reason why traffic engineers have advocated for the construction of a greater number of roundabouts to manage traffic at popular intersections.

President promotes impaired driving prevention for December 2017

Drivers in Louisiana are likely aware of the danger of impaired driving, but the question is whether they have done everything they can to prevent those closest to them from engaging in it. It's a position that most people across the U.S. are familiar with, which is why the Trump administration has declared December 2017 National Impaired Driving Prevention Month.

Can people recover billed expenses or actual expenses?

Louisianians who work on ships sometimes suffer serious injuries in accidents. Workers who work in harbors and onshore in jobs that support the ships are also sometimes seriously injured in accidents. These harbor and onshore workers are generally covered under the Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act instead of the state's workers' compensation law.