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What is the Statute of Limitations for Car Accident Injuries in Louisiana?

Each year, car accidents cause tens of thousands of injuries and several hundred deaths in the state of Louisiana. In 2015 alone, more than 78,000 people were injured and more than 750 were killed in car crashes. If you lost a loved one or suffered a… Read More

Do You Know Louisiana Car Accident Laws?

If you were injured in a car accident caused by another driver and you want to file a claim to obtain compensation, there are a few auto accident laws in Louisiana you should review to make sure you understand them. These laws govern the length of time… Read More

Tips for Drivers and Pedestrians on Preventing Pedestrian Accidents

Last night, a pedestrian was killed after he was hit by an SUV while he was crossing Florida Blvd near Wooddale Drive. Unfortunately, the risk of deadly pedestrian car crashes in Louisiana is much higher than many other states. In January, a report from… Read More

More People are Wearing Seat Belts in Louisiana Than Ever Before

Wearing a seat belt increases the likelihood of surviving a crash for drivers and front-seat passengers by 45 percent, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The likelihood of survival increases to 60 percent for those in pickup… Read More

2016 Had the Highest Number of Traffic Deaths Since 2007

An early estimate from the National Safety Council (NSC) says that 40,000 people lost their lives in car accidents in 2016, a six percent increase compared to 2015 and a 14 percent increase from 2014. That is the largest two-year increase in traffic… Read More

Louisiana Receives Highest Rating for Traffic Safety Laws

Louisiana is one of only five states to receive the highest rating for its traffic safety laws in the 14th Annual Roadmap of State Highway Safety Laws from the Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety (AHAS). The report rates all 50 states and the District… Read More

Risk of Fatal Pedestrian Accidents is Twice as High in Louisiana

The risk of a fatal accident for a pedestrian in Louisiana is almost double the national average, according to a new report from the Center for Planning Excellence. The report also revealed that Louisiana's pedestrian fatality rate is the nation's third-highest.… Read More

Regulators Issue Guidelines to Reduce Driver Distraction from Electronic Devices

Distracted driving has become one of the biggest threats to driver safety on our nation's roadways. Each day, eight people die in crashes involving a distracted driver while approximately 1,161 people are injured. One of the most common reasons drivers… Read More

Many Drivers Are Distracted in Parking Lots, According to Survey

The holiday shopping season is underway, meaning more motorists will be traveling to retail stores and maneuvering through parking lots. Unfortunately, a new survey from the National Safety Council (NSC) reveals many drivers are distracted when traveling… Read More

State Police Step Up Efforts to Prevent Thanksgiving Car Accidents

AAA projects that approximately 48.7 million Americans will travel this Thanksgiving, the highest number of Thanksgiving travelers since 2007. Unfortunately, more people on the road increases the risk of car accidents. Last year, 10 people were killed… Read More