People in New Orleans, like other parts of the country, speak of collisions on the roadways as accidents. In one sense, they are rightly called car accidents because few people would strike another vehicle on purpose. In another respects though, only a handful of collisions are accidents in the sense that no one could have done anything to prevent them.
For the most part, it seems that people in New Orleans are going to have to accept the fact that today's society is one which instant communication is expected.
A previous post on this blog discussed the causes of wrong way accidents on major roads in the area, a phenomenon which is sadly more common that what some people might think.
As the largest city in Louisiana, New Orleans is home to many interstates and other major multi-lane highways. These larger highways are designed to move a high volume of traffic through the city safely by keeping traffic traveling in opposite directions clearly separated.
Like the vast majority of states, Louisiana has a law prohibiting texting and driving. However, at least according to one recent study conducted by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, many people seem determined to keep talking on their phones, texting, using the internet and the like while driving. It may be that this sort of behavior has just become ingrained in the minds of people.
The National Safety Council, which pushes and promotes nationwide personal safety initiatives, has declared April Distracted Driving Awareness Month.
A driver, who police say was legally impaired, hit five teenagers who were fishing near the road in a community not too far from New Orleans. According to police, the woman swerved off the road and wound up in the area where the five teens were fishing.
Our blog has often reported about how important it is for Louisiana motorists to keep a sharp eye out for other drivers and be mindful of the safety of others while they are traveling on the road. As a recent tragic case that happened in Covington, a city not too far from New Orleans, illustrates, the warning to pay attention applies equally when a driver is navigating through a parking lot.
New Orleans is well known as a city where people travel in order to have fun. In addition to the annual Mardi Gras celebration, New Orleans is a great place to have a good time on the other major holidays of the year.
Louisianan personal injury legal protections serve as important protections for victims who have been injured in a car, truck or motorcycle accidents. Victims may wonder, however, what types of damages they may recover as a result of an accident they have suffered. A variety of damages are available through a personal injury and wrongful death claims for damages to help compensate victims for the harm they have suffered in a personal injury accident.