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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.

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

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

2 reasons people lose limbs or extremities in car crashes

Loss or amputation of a limb is an extremely traumatic injury. The injury itself can cause life-threatening blood loss or put someone in shock, which is also very dangerous. Emergency trauma care is necessary, and someone could spend days, if not weeks, in the hospital. Individuals who experience a traumatic

The long-term impact of serious burn injuries after a crash

If another driver’s negligence resulted in a car accident, you might have life-changing injuries. An example is second and third-degree burns over most of your body. When these injuries occur, you must undergo painful and expensive treatment. Unfortunately, burn victims will likely experience many other challenges for the remainder of their lives.

How is fault determined in a Louisiana car accident?

Accidents happen all the time. However, no two accidents are the same. If you are involved in a car accident that is not your fault, you deserve compensation for your damages. Establishing fault in a car accident can be difficult, especially if no one wants to own up. To establish