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Baton Rouge, LA 70809

Phone: 225-224-2222
Fax: 225-932-9286

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Lake CharlesCapital One Tower
Suite 1270
Lake Charles, LA 70629

Phone: 337-436-2121

New Iberia424 West Main St
New Iberia, LA 70560

Phone: 337-551-4242

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Houston, TX 77098

Phone: 800-374-8422

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New Orleans, LA 70112

Toll Free: 800-374-8422

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An “alarming rate:” bicyclist and pedestrian fatalities

We note on our website at the established Baton Rouge personal injury law firm of Simien & Simien the many catalysts that cause motor vehicle accidents across Louisiana. Those centrally include these negligent-linked behaviors:

  • Speeding
  • Drunk and drugged driving
  • Unremedied vehicle defects and malfunctioning systems
  • Distracted driving owing to myriad careless actions

Careless behind-the-wheel behavior of course imperils occupants in other motorized vehicles sharing the road.

A far more vulnerable demographic than passenger-vehicle occupants exists, though, when it comes to being imperiled by reckless drivers. That population is spotlighted in a report recently released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

The NHTSA’s focus in that study is on pedestrians and bicyclists, with relevant accident numbers pointing to some dismal and depressing conclusions.

The bottom line: Although roadway deaths nationally have declined overall in recent years, that salutary news does not embrace outcomes for walkers and bicycle riders. Cyclists and pedestrian deaths resulting from collisions with motor vehicles have surged markedly over a recent measuring period. An article on the NHTSA report underscores the “alarming rate” at which they are occurring.

One safety expert/commentator notes that “a new trend has taken hold where more vulnerable road users are increasingly being killed.”

There’s irony attached to that, namely, that spiked fatalities are occurring despite an abundance of safety-enhancing vehicle technology being rolled out. It is seemingly the case that tech improvements are persistently matched by increasingly more distracted drivers.

Safety proponents laud the enhancements that are now operative on newer-model vehicles. They say that structural improvements that better isolate and protect walkers and bicyclists from motorized traffic are also needed, though. They especially point to things like expanded bike lanes, safer sidewalks and intersections, ramps and other amenities.

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Our team of dedicated Louisiana, Texas and Mississippi attorneys represent injured persons throughout Louisiana, including Alexandria, Opelousas, Baton Rouge, Lafayette, Lake Charles, Houma-Thibodeaux, New Orleans, Shreveport, Monroe, and throughout Mississippi and areas of Texas including Orange, Beaumont, Port Arthur, Austin, San Antonio, Dallas, and Houston and the other metro areas.