How can paradegoers remain safer at the festivities?
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by On Behalf of The Truitt Law Firm, LLC
3M ago
Mardi Gras in Louisiana blends culture, music and vibrant celebrations. Parades and parade floats are a central focus of the weeks-long party season. These marvels of creativity and tradition wind their way through the streets to captivate crowds with their elaborate designs and lively atmosphere. While these floats add a unique charm to the celebrations, they pose specific safety concerns. It's essential for those attending the parades to be aware of how to enjoy these festivities safely. Understanding the risks and adopting safe practices near floats can prevent accidents and injuries. Safet ..read more
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How the statute of limitations affects personal injury lawsuits
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by On Behalf of The Truitt Law Firm, LLC
4M ago
Someone who is going about their daily business can end up abruptly harmed by an outside party. Both businesses and individuals can cause major harm to others. People choose to drive while drunk or to commit acts of violence against other people. Businesses release unsafe products, hire unstable employees or maintain dangerous facilities where people end up hurt. The law in Louisiana allows those harmed by the illegal behavior or negligence of others to seek compensation through the civil courts. A successful personal injury lawsuit can help compensate an individual for expenses related to inj ..read more
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Why are highway accidents so dangerous?
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by On Behalf of The Truitt Law Firm, LLC
5M ago
Drivers in Covington, Louisiana may use the interstate highway system fairly frequently. Even if they’re not traveling very far, interstates are often the fastest and most efficient way to commute to work in the morning and back home again at night. I-12 runs east and west through Covington, and U.S. Route 190 runs north and south. But there are some significant risks to using the interstate, which has a much higher speed limit than many surface streets. Oftentimes, these high speeds create the potential for very serious car accidents. Why is speed so important? Speed significantly impacts the ..read more
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What are the most common types of accidents at retail stores?
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by On Behalf of The Truitt Law Firm, LLC
6M ago
When people think about injuries at retail establishments, they might think about what happens to workers. After all, employees could end up hurt due to repetitive stress from ringing people up or stocking shelves for hours. They may have to handle dangerous equipment in storage areas that could cause injuries. They could also get injured in attempted robberies and other situations involving criminal activity. There are countless possible risks for retail employees, and many of those same risks may affect retail shoppers. Patrons of a business could easily end up injured during an attempted r ..read more
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Who pays for the costs in a Louisiana car-bike crash?
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by On Behalf of The Truitt Law Firm, LLC
7M ago
Cycling is a hobby people of all ages can enjoy. It offers health benefits as a form of cardiovascular exercise. It can help people strengthen their bodies and can also provide very affordable local transportation. Unfortunately, cycling can be quite dangerous because those on bikes have to share the road with those in large motor vehicles. Drivers can make mistakes that put those on bicycles in perilous positions. Sometimes, they cause major collisions. Even if a cyclist consistently prioritizes their safety on the road, they may eventually encounter a driver who doesn't abide by the rules of ..read more
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Safety concerns that affect nearly all teenage drivers
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by On Behalf of The Truitt Law Firm, LLC
8M ago
Teenage drivers are responsible for a disproportionate number of fatal car accidents. Drivers in any age group can, of course, cause fatal crashes. Unfortunately, though, teens cause a higher rate of fatal accidents than any other motorist age group does. Why is this the case? Why are teenagers considered to be such dangerous drivers? There are numerous reasons that need to be considered when answering these pressing questions. A lack of experience Developing experience takes time. Young drivers need time to gain necessary experience and get used to making decisions behind the wheel. Many mist ..read more
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The most important rule for staying safe while on a motorcycle
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by On Behalf of The Truitt Law Firm, LLC
8M ago
Any vehicle can crash, and most collisions are, terrifying. However, some types of collisions usually result in worse outcomes for individuals. Motorcycle crashes can be particularly severe because of how small a motorcycle is when compared to an SUV or other large four-wheeled vehicle. Motorcycles themselves also offer very little protection in the event of a collision. Those who regularly ride have an interest in protecting themselves from the worst-case scenario, which might include another driver doing something very unsafe that leads to them getting hurt in traffic. There is one motorcycl ..read more
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3 forms of driver negligence that cause many Louisiana wrecks
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by On Behalf of The Truitt Law Firm, LLC
8M ago
Collisions are a natural byproduct of having millions of cars on the roads across the country. Crashes occur every day in Louisiana, and some of them are far more severe than others. Motor vehicle collisions can leave vehicles completely unsafe to drive and/or can put people in the hospital indefinitely because of their injuries. They are also a leading cause of preventable death in the United States. Those involved in a crash can sometimes rely on insurance to help them fix their vehicles and/or obtain medical care. However, quite a few people involved in serious collisions in Louisiana have ..read more
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What’s the most dangerous time of day for crashes in New Orleans?
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by On Behalf of The Truitt Law Firm, LLC
10M ago
The roads in and around New Orleans are dangerous at any time of day. It only takes a momentary lapse in judgment or focus on the part of a driver for catastrophe to occur. There are certain times when crash risk is higher, such as when the weather is terrible. High winds and wet roads tend to have a negative impact on people's ability to drive safely. However, there don't need to be unusual circumstances for people to get into a crash. During the average day, there are actually specific times when more crashes occur than at other times. Researchers looking at collision reports, thankfully, ar ..read more
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What makes I-10 near New Orleans such a dangerous road?
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by On Behalf of The Truitt Law Firm, LLC
11M ago
Various roads and interstates in Louisiana experience far higher collision rates than most other thoroughfares. When looking at the overall number of collisions that occur, the number of vehicles involved and the severity of the consequences for the affected individuals, certain roads are clearly more dangerous for the public than others. When talking about the most dangerous roads in Louisiana and the New Orleans area, Interstate 10 or I-10 almost inevitably comes up. In fact, experts looking at statewide crash reports named I-10 East between Exit 231A and 239B as the most dangerous section o ..read more
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