Recent Blog Posts
What To Know About Distracted Driving Crashes Involving Pedestrians
Distracted driving crashes can occur almost anywhere in Shreveport when a driver behind the wheel is not paying sufficient attention to the road and to the task of driving. Much too often, pedestrians are seriously injured in collisions involving distracted drivers. From crashes that occur in crosswalks to those that happen on local roads… Read More »
Whom Can I Sue After A Trucking Collision?
Large truck accidents in Shreveport are often devastating, resulting in severe and deadly injuries. In particular, collisions involving semi-trucks and smaller passengers can be particularly dangerous given that big rigs tend to weigh anywhere from 20 to 30 times as much as a car or light truck, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway… Read More »
Distracted Driving Is Caused By More Than Smart Phones
Distracted driving crash rates have risen with the increased use of smartphones over the last decade and longer. As a result, many people assume that the majority of collisions caused by distracted driving involve a motorist who is talking or texting on a phone, or otherwise using a phone to look up information on… Read More »
5 Things NOT to Do Following a Car Wreck
A motor vehicle collision can be a traumatic and overwhelming experience. In the aftermath of a collision, it’s important to take the proper steps to ensure your safety and protect your rights. However, it’s just as important to know what NOT to do after a collision. Don’t leave the scene of the collision: Leaving… Read More »
What Steps Should I Take After A Motorcycle Crash?
Motorcycles only make up about 3 percent of all registered vehicles on the roads, but motorcycles are involved in about 14 percent of all reported traffic fatalities, according to the National Safety Council (NSC). To put that information another way, motorcyclists are disproportionately at risk of a fatal crash based on the total number… Read More »
How To Avoid A Trucking Crash
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 »
What You Should Know About Spinal Injuries In Distracted Driving Collisions
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 »
What Type Of Evidence Can Prove Distracted Driving?
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 »
Who Is At Fault For A Rear-End Crash?
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 »
Who Is Liable For A Motorcycle Crash?
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 »