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Seven Dead in Crashes Involving 150 Vehicles on Louisiana Interstate 55

NBC News reported seven people were killed, and more than two dozen others were injured and sought treatment at hospitals in crashes involving at least 158 vehicles on a Louisiana interstate Monday, October 23, 2023, state police said. Several “multiple-vehicle” crashes in the northbound and southbound lanes of Interstate 55 began at

Can social media hurt your personal injury lawsuit?

Social media has become an integral part of our daily lives, with millions of people using platforms like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to share their thoughts, feelings, and experiences. While social media can be a great way to stay connected with friends and family, it can also significantly impact your

5 dangers of self-driving cars

Self-driving cars, sometimes called autonomous vehicles, appeal to many people because they can be operated without someone using the accelerator, brake and steering wheel. However, because self-driving cars come with many risks, it’s likely the reason they’re not mainstream yet. In 2016, Google tested an autonomous vehicle that crashed into a bus.

Outside pressures truck drivers may face

There are certainly semi-truck accidents that occur because drivers simply make mistakes, as happens with accidents exclusively involving passenger cars all the time. A driver could fail to brake soon enough to stop before causing a rear-end accident, for example, or they could merge into the side of a vehicle

2 ways to reduce distracted driving

There are all sorts of distractions in the modern world and that can be dangerous for drivers, and distracted driving is a large cause of auto accidents. While you can’t do anything about other drivers, here’s how you can avoid becoming one yourself and adding to the problem: 1. Put away

What causes intersection accidents?

You do not expect to be involved in an accident when you leave to go to work, school or anywhere else. Unfortunately, that happens all too often. One of the most common locations for serious motor vehicle accidents are is a busy intersection. In fact, it has been reported that

When can families sue after the death of a loved one

It doesn’t matter how many years someone had before they died or how much time the family had to prepare for their loss, losing a cherished loved one is inevitably a catalyst for profound grief. The death of a family member often also leads to financial complications for those left

The link between acute orthopedic injuries and mental health

If you’ve suffered broken bones or torn ligaments in a car crash or other type of accident, you expect to be in pain, require medical treatment (perhaps even surgery) and have limited mobility for a period of time. You may even be looking at long-term or permanent effects. Researchers have

How Louisiana protects the rights of accident victims

It seems strange that injury victims of car accidents, slip-and-fall scenarios, situations involving medical malpractice and even defective products would be granted different legal rights in different states. However, that is the way things work in the U.S. In a small fraction of states, if an injury victim was in

Can elderly drivers be more dangerous?

Improvements and innovations in healthcare and treatment mean people live longer than in the past. While this is true, as a person ages, they may experience age-related issues, which could impact their ability to drive safely. While a person’s age does not mean they should not drive, it is important