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Category: Bicycle Accidents

Which Experts Will I Need for My Personal Injury Case?

Most personal injury cases will not require expert testimony. But, in more serious cases, there will be issues that may need to be addressed by expert witnesses because they are beyond the understanding of lay people like you and I. Deciding which experts you will use in your personal injury case will be up to you

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Why Should I Have UM Coverage?

Louisiana law requires drivers to maintain liability insurance on their vehicles. This requirement protects the public in the event of an accident. Complying with Louisiana’s insurance requirement is not cheap, as Louisiana has the fourth highest average insurance premiums in the country. Given the amount that drivers are already spending on insurance, they may be hesitant

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Hit and Run Bicycle Accidents

With the recent addition of the multi-million dollar Lafitte Greenway (not to mention the miles and miles of previously created bike lanes), New Orleans continues to become a more bike friendly city. In fact, Forbes ranked New Orleans as one of the top 20 most bike friendly cities in the United States, which is quite

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Tragic Canal Street Bike Accident Shows Dangers Faced by Cyclists

The life of another New Orleans bicycle rider has been lost to an accident with a vehicle. On Tuesday afternoon, a bike rider was killed when his bike collided with a dump truck near the intersection of Canal and Broad in New Orleans. According to witnesses, the cyclist was next to the curb and crashed

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Number of Fatal Louisiana Car Accidents Decreases

In a rare bit of good news for Louisiana motorists, recent statistics show that the number of fatal Louisiana car accidents has actually decreased. This decrease is consistent with the overall decrease in traffic-related deaths nationwide. These numbers clearly show that Louisiana is enjoying a positive trend with respect to driver safety. Drivers may not be

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Study Shows Decline in Nationwide Traffic Deaths

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) recently compiled figures for 2013 show a decline in nationwide traffic deaths. According to the NHTSA report, 32,719 people died in crashes in the United States in 2013. This is a slight decrease from 33,782 in 2012. Per vehicle mile driven, 2013 tied a record low for traffic

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Downtown New Orleans Bike Lane Will Go Forward

New Orleans residents have gotten used to seeing new bike lanes appearing all over the city. Uptown, Lakeview, and Mid-City, for instance, have all experienced more bike-friendly streets, and there are now 37 miles of on-street bike lanes in New Orleans. However, Downtown New Orleans has not enjoyed this same level of improvement. But, thanks to a recent ruling

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Driver Convicted After Fatal Louisiana Bicycle Accident

On October 17, 2014, a Baton Rouge jury convicted Joseph Branch of vehicular homicide and first-degree vehicular negligent injuring relating to a fatal Louisiana bicycle accident that happened in 2012. After being at a bar, Branch rear-ended two cyclists on Perkins Road in Baton Rouge. Bike rider Nathan Crowson lost his life and Crowson’s fellow rider, Danny Morris, was badly

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5 Things to Know About the Louisiana Bicycle Laws

Louisiana Bicycle Laws People all over Louisiana enjoy riding bicycles, both as a means of transportation and for exercise. In recent years, millions of dollars have been spent to install bike paths and bike lanes around Louisiana.  These improvements have done a great deal to make the roads safer for cyclists. The Louisiana bicycle laws

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