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December 2018 Archives

When pedestrians are injured on interstate highways

Over 10 percent of fatal pedestrian accidents in Louisiana and across the U.S. take place on interstate highways. Injuries are also frequent, but pedestrians who believe their injuries were due to the negligence of the driver may be able to file a claim against that person's auto insurance company. It's possible to file a claim against state or federal agencies for failing to exercise reasonable care toward the users of the highway.

Traffic accidents a leading cause of death

Louisiana residents should be aware that traffic accidents are now the eighth leading cause of death for people of all ages worldwide. For children and young adults between five and 29 years old, traffic accidents are the first leading global cause of death. Accidents are especially dangerous when they involve pedestrians, motorcyclists and cyclists. Globally, only 29 percent of traffic-related deaths are car occupants.

How businesses can address breaches of contract

Businesses in Louisiana may do everything they can to protect themselves by drawing up contracts and working to create clear agreements. On far too many occasions, however, other parties fail to follow through on an agreement, causing significant damages for the business. When creating a business contract, the agreement includes obligations for each of the parties involved. If one party fails to follow through on their pledge, this is known as a breach of contract.

Important safety tips for winter driving

As soon as winter rolls in, Louisiana drivers need to start thinking about winter driving safety. Life-altering collisions can happen in the blink of an eye, and drivers must be ready for anything that comes their way. With a bit of foresight and some diligence, most drivers should be able to stay safe during the coldest months of the year.