Pedestrians are now at increased risk of frontover crashes
New Orleans Personal Injury Law Blog | Bruno & Bruno
by gturnercontentcustoms
1w ago
Pedestrians have to share the road with motor vehicles, which can be quite dangerous. They have nothing protecting their bodies from the force of impact, meaning that crashes between pedestrians and cars often lead to tragic outcomes for the pedestrians involved. Serious injuries and death are possible even when crashes occur at moderate speeds. Pedestrians should understand this risk and do their best to minimize it by consistently following traffic rules. They also need to watch vehicles carefully when jogging on the road, crossing at a crosswalk or passing through parking lots. In recent ye ..read more
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Ways you can determine liability for a rideshare crash
New Orleans Personal Injury Law Blog | Bruno & Bruno
by gturnercontentcustoms
1M ago
Rideshare services have become a game-changer in how many Americans commute, offering convenience and accessibility like never before. However, not all rides go as planned and accidents may happen, potentially resulting in injuries or property damage. Determining liability in a rideshare crash can be complex but with careful investigation and consideration of various factors, it’s possible to accurately establish who is at fault. Police reports Police reports are invaluable documents in determining liability in a rideshare crash. These reports often contain valuable information such as the loc ..read more
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How drivers can reduce phone distractions
New Orleans Personal Injury Law Blog | Bruno & Bruno
by msmithcontentcustoms
1M ago
A driving distraction is anything that causes a driver to look away from the road in front of them, take their hands off the wheel or think about anything other than driving safely. Eating, changing the radio and talking to passengers are some common forms of distracted driving. The most common driving distraction is likely phones. When drivers use their phones, they are engaging in all three forms of distracted driving. Notifications from calls and texts may be the biggest distraction for drivers. However, drivers can take steps to reduce distracted driving caused by their phones. Here’s how ..read more
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Louisiana experiences more than its fair share of drunk driving crashes
New Orleans Personal Injury Law Blog | Bruno & Bruno
by gturnercontentcustoms
1M ago
When thinking about factors that make Louisiana stand out from the rest of the country, people often focus on the positive. There are unique cuisines that have their roots in Louisiana, including both Cajun and Creole cuisines. New Orleans, in particular, is famous for having world-class restaurants and unique dishes that just aren’t the same anywhere else. Unfortunately, another factor that sets Louisiana apart from other states is the level of risk drivers and passengers in motor vehicles have when traveling. Research into crash rates and drunk driving in particular make it clear that Louisi ..read more
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What if a bicyclist caused your car crash?
New Orleans Personal Injury Law Blog | Bruno & Bruno
by kreed
2M ago
As New Orleans moves from Mardi Gras towards spring, drivers will be sharing the road with even more bicyclists. Responsible drivers are careful to give cyclists plenty of room because they know a car/bicycle crash could be catastrophic for the cyclist. Not all of these crashes, however, are the driver’s fault. Cyclists can be negligent, reckless, distracted and even under the influence, just like drivers can. Sometimes when they’re in a group, like a bike club, they can get a little more brazen than they’d be on their own and move out of the bike lane into traffic or (if they have no choice b ..read more
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3 times people involved in a crash require a medical evaluation
New Orleans Personal Injury Law Blog | Bruno & Bruno
by gturnercontentcustoms
2M ago
Individuals involved in Louisiana collisions often worry about the disruptions a collision inspires. People might miss a day of work or important appointments because of a collision. The longer it takes to complete the crash reporting process after the collision, the greater the chances that people avoid taking important protective steps in their eagerness to move on with their days. Seeing a doctor after a car crash is not mandatory, but it is often a smart decision. Those who receive proper evaluation can establish the underlying cause of their symptoms and get treatment more quickly. A prom ..read more
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Rideshare crashes: What riders should know
New Orleans Personal Injury Law Blog | Bruno & Bruno
by gturnercontentcustoms
3M ago
Taking an Uber or Lyft is an excellent way for residents and visitors to get around the New Orleans area. Passengers don’t have to worry about traffic or parking. Yet, while many rideshare trips finish without any incidents, there are times when these are involved in crashes. Being involved in a wreck when you’re a rider in a rideshare vehicle tends to inspire some specific challenges and considerations. Rideshare companies carry insurance Rideshare companies carry insurance that goes into effect when you get into a rideshare vehicle. It ends when you arrive at your destination and leave the v ..read more
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What traffic statistics indicate about driving risks in Louisiana
New Orleans Personal Injury Law Blog | Bruno & Bruno
by gturnercontentcustoms
3M ago
Most people acknowledge but largely downplay the risk inherent in motor vehicle travel. Individuals need on-demand transportation to maintain their jobs and take care of their families. Unfortunately, the risk they accept related to motor vehicle travel has actually increased in recent years. An analysis of crash rates and traffic fatalities in Louisiana shows a disturbing trend that drivers and pedestrians need to acknowledge if they hope to optimize personal safety. Specifically, people should educate themselves about how the likelihood of dying in traffic has increased substantially in the ..read more
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How to take pictures after a car accident
New Orleans Personal Injury Law Blog | Bruno & Bruno
by msmithcontentcustoms
4M ago
If you get involved in a serious car accident, especially if someone is injured in the crash, it’s important to take photos after the event. You may need to file a claim with your insurance company, and the pictures can help. Additionally, you may end up seeking compensation from the other driver, who caused the crash, and the pictures can help to demonstrate fault. In the modern world, it’s relatively easy to snap photos for everyone who carries a cellphone. But what pictures should you take? Below are three examples. Pictures of identifying information First and foremost, take photos of the ..read more
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4 tips for de-escalating road rage that every driver should know
New Orleans Personal Injury Law Blog | Bruno & Bruno
by gturnercontentcustoms
4M ago
Road rage is an unfortunate but common occurrence on busy roads. When navigating traffic becomes stressful, some drivers can become heated and engage in aggressive behaviors that can compromise safety and civility. A combination of stress, frustration and aggressive behavior often triggers road rage. Traffic congestion, long commutes and other external factors contribute to heightened emotions behind the wheel. In these situations, carefully choosing your words and actions is crucial lest you escalate these heated moments. Implementing strategies that de-escalate road rage might just save your ..read more
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