If injured in a car accident, one expects insurance to cover any losses one experiences as a result -- whether they are economic or noneconomic in nature. That does not always happen, though, and sometimes personal injury victims need to take legal action in order to seek maximum relief. Unfortunately, some lawmakers in Louisiana are trying to limit how much victims can get.
Over the next several weeks, a lot of Louisiana residents and visitors to the state will travel along Interstate 10 to get to and from their holiday destinations. While it may seem like a typical interstate, according to a recent report, it is actually one of the most dangerous stretches of road to travel during the holiday season. Why is that, and what can people do to help keep themselves safe?
Anyone who has suffered injuries due to the negligence of other individuals while in the state of Louisiana may, understandably, wish to seek compensation for their losses. The state allows them to do this if certain elements exist in their cases. They simply have to file personal injury claims against those believed responsible for their losses within a specific time frame and work their way through the legal system. How much time are victims given to seek relief?
Everyone hears of hit-and-run accidents happening, but few think they will be victims of them. It is the kind of thing that happens to other people, right? Unfortunately, it did happen, and it is normal that one might feel at a complete loss. One of the top questions Louisiana residents who have been injured in such incidents may have is: Who will pay for damages?
Every day, people in Louisiana and elsewhere seek out medical care because they feel it necessary. When one does this, there is always hope that medical professionals will be able to figure out and treat whatever is going on. Unfortunately, mistakes are often made, and some will end up with a mis- or missed diagnosis. When this happens and one suffers a personal injury because of it, he or she may have legal recourse.
Louisiana State Police are in the process of investigating a crash that left one person dead and four others injured. This incident occurred in Calcasieu Parish on July 16. While this event may have happened on the other side of the state, the lessons that can be learned from it can benefit anyone who has similarly suffered personal injury or loss.
A car accident is a traumatic experience to go through. Not only are physical injuries likely to be suffered, but emotional injuries may also occur. The mind of a person who goes through something horrible may react in a way that one does not expect as it tries to process and deal with what happened, and how it reacts is not always positive. A psychologically-related personal injury can have devastating effects, which is why the laws of Louisiana allow victims with such injuries to seek relief for any resulting losses -- under the right circumstances.
Police in Louisiana recently arrested the woman they say is responsible for a car crash that left a state trooper injured. While the trooper was on duty when the accident occurred, workers' compensation will likely cover a lot of his or her losses. If this individual would like, it may also be possible to pursue a personal injury claim in civil court in an effort to seek further relief.
Auto collisions that result in injury or serious loss happen every day in the state of Louisiana. You, like many other people, probably believe that insurance will take care of you if you are ever involved in a car accident. The truth is, insurance providers will do everything in their power to pay you as little as possible.
Despite frequent attempts to educate the public about the dangers of drinking and driving, on a daily basis, there are still quite a few people in the state of Louisiana who are found to be operating their vehicles while impaired. This behavior is not only dangerous for them, but it is also dangerous for the general public. Recently in Baton Rouge, two pedestrians were struck by an allegedly drunk driver. The victims of this case may be entitled to pursue personal injury claims against the party believed responsible in order to seek compensation for their losses.