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March 2014 - Simien & Simien, LLC

Law Makers Try To Prohibit Use Of Cell Phones By Louisiana Drivers

Mention cellphones, speed traps and traffic cameras in the halls of the Louisiana Legislature and you are guaranteed to get an earful from lawmakers who represent all areas of this state. Most of them don’t like their colleagues trying to restrict cellphone use. A number of them said constituents call

Drug And Alcohol Research To Be Revisited By NHTSA

The head of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said it will revise how it conducts a research program on whether drivers are using drugs and alcohol behind the wheel in the face of criticism from some members of Congress. Acting Administrator David Friedman told a House panel that NHTSA

Suspected Hit & Run Driver in Custody

Law enforcement officials believe they have the driver and automobile in custody involved in a hit and run accident that left Troy Jacobson of Baton Rouge dead on Sunday evening. According to the Baton Rouge Police Department, the hit and run happened near the College Drive exit ramp on I-10

U.S. Attorney Investigating General Motors Recall

For almost a decade GM was aware of faulty ignition switches in its Chevrolet HHR and Cobalt, Pontiac Solstice and G5, and Saturn Ion and Sky; however, GM failed to announce a recall until February 2014, and expanded the number of recalled cars in North America from 780,000 to 1.4

Do We Need A “New” Version of MADD?

During recent times, our attorneys have become greatly aware of the tremendous amount of people using their mobile phones while driving. In fact, one of our attorneys decided to start counting the number of drivers using their mobile phones while stopped at an intersection. The results; an average of one

Risk of Drowsy Driving Crashes Up During Daylight Saving

According to the Health News Digest, the change in daylight savings time does not only bring an additional hour of daylight, it also brings a greater chance of drowsy driving. This is one of the most substantial factors in auto accidents across America. The National Road Safety Foundation advises drivers to be extra

Suspected Speeding Driver Involved in Fatal LA 42 Accident

A driver in Ascension Parish was charged with negligent homicide after an accident on Thursday morning. According to Louisiana State Police, Sheri Thompson of Prairieville was pronounced dead at the scene. State police troopers arrested Dalyn Melancon of Port Vincent, who was driving the other vehicle. The auto accident occurred

Four Hurt In Pileup On Interstate 10

Around 4 p.m. on Tuesday, four people were injured in a seven-car-pileup. According to West Baton Rouge Parish Deputy Cliff Ivey, none of the injuries were life threatening. The crash occurred on I-10 westbound near mile marker 142, a couple mines from the Grosse Tete exit, which caused traffic to