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3 Things You Can Do To Prevent a Distracted Driving Crash

As we pointed out in one of our other recent posts, distracted driving has reached epidemic proportions in the United States. Every day people are injured or killed in car accidents that were caused by a distracted driver. In today’s post, we want to give you 3 ways you can prevent adding to those statistics. Talk to Your Teens According to statistics, almost 60% of all car crashes involving teenage drivers involved some form of driver inattention. Bear in mind that because most drivers who are involved in a car crash will not admit to the police that they were using...

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Distracted Driving is Now a National Epidemic

Here’s some very disturbing news. According to the According to the AAA, distracted driving crashes are now a national epidemic. While distracted driving can be anything that prevents a driver from paying attention to the road, like putting on lipstick, smoking, changing the radio, eating or drinking, the main cause of distracted driving is talking on your cell phone or texting. The AAA reports that every day, an average of 9 people are killed and 1,000 are injured because of drivers using their cell phones. How Bad is it? After speeding and drunk driving, distracted driving is the third leading cause of deaths...

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U Better Not Text N Drive in LA.

The Pelican State is known for its relaxed, party-loving attitude. There’s nothing most Louisianans like better than kicking back with family and friends, having fun, eating great food, and letting loose with some fantastic jazz. But when it comes to driver safety and kids in a school zone, all that changes. Louisianans are serious about protecting their kids. In Louisiana, you cannot use your phone for any reason at all if you are driving in a school zone during school hours. Distracted Driver Laws. The fact that texting or using your cell phone while driving (i.e. “distracted driving”) is dangerous and downright negligent, should...

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The Real Dangers of Distracted Driving.

You’re driving down Interstate 10 and you hear it. That little “bing” on your phone that tells you that you have a text message.  Do you read it? Well, you know you shouldn’t. You know texting and driving is dangerous. So you tell yourself, “I won’t really read it; I’ll just take a peek….” The next thing you know, your car is careening around the highway, and you end up in a crash. The Danger is Real. According to statistics, 25% of all motor vehicle crash fatalities are caused by distracted driving (talking or texting while driving). On average, every day there are...

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At the Scene of a Car Crash, Don’t Do This.

You may have seen lots of articles that tell you what you should do if you are involved in a car crash. But what about what you should not do? Other than leaving the scene, here’s the one thing you should never do if you are involved in a car accident… Make A Deal With The Other Driver.   The one thing you should never do if you are in a car accident—no matter how minor the accident may be—is to make a deal with the other driver—on anything. Do not agree not to report the accident to the police. Do not agree not...

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What Steps You Should Take Immediately After a Car Accident.

If you are in any kind of car accident, there are a number of steps that you should take immediately to protect yourself at the scene and your interests if you later file a personal injury claim. Here are just 4 things you should do immediately at the scene of a car accident. Stop and Stay. The first thing you need to do is to stop. It is against the law to leave the scene of an accident. Even if it’s just a minor fender-bender, you are still required to stop your vehicle. If you don’t stop, but keep going,...

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Why You Should See a Doctor after Even a Minor Car Accident.

You’ve just had a fender bender. It’s not a bad crash; but you did hit your head on the steering wheel and you’re shaken up a bit. You call the police, exchange information with the other driver, and report it to your insurance company.  When the police come, you refuse to go to the hospital because you figure it was just a minor accident. It’s no big deal. Or so you think. Even Minor Car Crashes Can Cause Serious Injuries. Regardless of how minor you believe a car accident is, it is important that you either go to the hospital to be...

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Factors That Affect the Value of Your Spinal Cord Injury Lawsuit.

Money can never make up for the pain and trauma of a spinal cord injury. But it can help defray some of the burdensome expenses victims and their families must bear when an accident results in catastrophic injuries to a loved one. The purpose of a civil lawsuit is to hold the negligent person responsible and to compensate (to the extent possible) the injured person for his or her injuries. As a result, a large part of any personal injury lawsuit involving spinal cord injuries will be about the damages you can receive to compensate you for your injuries. Damages. Money damages are...

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How a Police Report Can Help Your Car Accident Case.

Car accidents are not just upsetting. When a car accident first happens, most of the time the people involved are in shock. Depending on injuries and the circumstances of the crash, that shock can be slight, or it can be serious. That’s why the best thing you can do is prepare yourself ahead of time so that if you are ever involved in a car accident, you will know what to do. What to Do? What to Do? In the aftermath of a car accident, your first priority your well-being and that of your passengers. If you or one of your passengers is injured,...

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How Long Do You Have to File A Personal Injury (Car Collision) Lawsuit in Louisiana?

When a car accident happens, you need to act quickly—especially if anyone is injured. The police must be called, information exchanged, and all medical attention sought for anyone who is injured. Most people are pretty good at acting quickly after a car crash. But what they don’t always act quickly on is protecting their legal rights. You Don’t Have Forever To File a Lawsuit. A basic concept in law is that a person must act within a certain time period to protect his legal rights. In other words, the law mandates that if you are going to file a lawsuit, you do it...

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