When two vehicles collide or a moving vehicle collides with something stationary, drivers and passengers can suffer a range of injuries. Brain injuries are among the most common injuries people suffer in Louisiana car accidents, and they can range from a minor concussion to permanent brain damage. It is not always clear why some accidents result in a traumatic brain injury and some do not.
Spinal cord injuries (SCIs) are one of the most serious types of injury that can be caused by a car crash. SCIs involve damage to the spinal cord itself or damage to the vertebrae, ligaments or disks in the spinal column, and this type of injury can lead to paralysis below the injury site.
Louisiana drivers are aware of how dangerous distracted driving is and how it is a growing safety concern in the state and across the country. Despite being aware of the risks involved with picking up the phone or engaging in other types of dangerous behaviors behind the wheel, people still drive while distracted. Distraction is one of the leading causes of car accidents, often resulting in serious injuries, extensive damage to personal property and fatalities.
Speed limits exist to ensure that drivers are traveling at speeds appropriate to the type of road they are traveling on. By adhering to posted speed limits, Louisiana drivers can significantly reduce the chance of car accidents. Across the country, however, highway speed limits have slowly been increasing over time, and so has the rate of car accidents.
When a moving vehicle collides with a motorcycle, the person on the bike is significantly more likely to suffer from severe injuries. Even when wearing protective gear and helmets, bikers are vulnerable to injuries and damage when involved in car accidents. Louisiana drivers have the responsibility to be safe and cautious when sharing the road with motorcycles.
Due to the large size and heavy weight of large trucks and semitrailers, accidents involving these types of vehicles can be devastating. Because of the serious nature of 18-wheeler accidents and the frequency with which they happen, the government has looked at various ways to reduce tragic traffic collisions. The ultimate goal is to make roads safer for all motorists, in Louisiana and across the country.