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How To Avoid A Trucking Crash

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Collisions in Shreveport involving large trucks like 18-wheelers or semi-trucks often result in debilitating and life-threatening injuries. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and the Highway Loss Data Institute (HLDI) emphasizes that large trucks usually weigh about 20 or 30 times as much as a passenger vehicle like a car or small SUV,… Read More »

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What You Should Know About Spinal Injuries In Distracted Driving Collisions

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Spinal cord injuries can range in severity, but they often are debilitating and can result in lifelong disabilities that can include paralysis. In auto crashes in the Shreveport area, spinal injuries are among the most catastrophic injuries that a person can sustain, and these types of injuries can result in hundreds of thousands of… Read More »

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What Type Of Evidence Can Prove Distracted Driving?

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When a distracted motorist causes a collision in Shreveport that results in serious injuries, you may be concerned that it will be difficult to prove negligence. Unlike drunk driving crashes where an intoxicated motorist might be required to take a breathalyzer test, there is no test like a breathalyzer to prove distracted driving. Given… Read More »

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Who Is At Fault For A Rear-End Crash?

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Rear-end collisions in the Shreveport area occur somewhat frequently, and these crashes can be minor or may result in severe injuries. Indeed, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), rear-end crashes account for nearly 30 percent of all collisions, and they result in “a substantial number of injuries and fatalities each year.”… Read More »

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Who Is Liable For A Motorcycle Crash?

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Motorcycle crashes can result in serious and devastating injuries in the Shreveport area. According to the State of Louisiana, collisions have been on the rise across the state, and the overall rate of serious and deadly crashes is higher in Louisiana than nationally. There are various reasons for a potentially higher collision rate in… Read More »

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What To Know About Red Light Crashes

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Drivers who run red lights in Shreveport or elsewhere in Louisiana can be responsible for crashes that result in serious and life-threatening injuries. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and the Highway Loss Data Institute (HLDI), red-light running happens more frequently than you might think and is responsible for “hundreds of… Read More »

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How Does Comparative Fault Affect A Distracted Driving Case?

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If you were injured recently in a collision involving a distracted driver, you are likely considering your options for seeking financial compensation. You may have already begun the process of filing an auto insurance claim, and you may be thinking about a car crash lawsuit. When you are planning to file a lawsuit against… Read More »

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Who Is At Fault For A Motorcycle Crash?

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Motorcyclists often sustain serious and life-threatening injuries in crashes, particularly when they are involved in collisions with automobiles. The Insurance Information Institute (III) explains that “motorcycles are by their nature far less crashworthy than closed vehicles.” As a result, motorcyclists are more likely to suffer injuries in a collision than occupants of a passenger… Read More »

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Common Causes Of Trucking Collisions

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Large trucks like 18-wheelers or semis are commonly involved in serious and deadly collisions with smaller passenger vehicles like automobiles, SUVs, and light trucks. As the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) explains, most severe and deadly large truck crashes affect occupants of passenger vehicles given the weight and size of large trucks. The… Read More »

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How To Prove Liability In A DWI Wreck

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If you, or someone you love, sustained injuries in a crash caused by an intoxicated driver, it is important to start working with a lawyer who can help you to file a claim and to hold the drunk driver accountable for the harm they have caused. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control… Read More »

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