Roads near Covington where semi-truck crashes are common
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by gturnercontentcustoms
4d ago
Car crashes occur with daily regularity near Covington and throughout the greater New Orleans area in Louisiana.  However, the average driver might go years or even decades without a crash. Proactive safety practices can help people mitigate their risk of a life-altering collision. One of the factors that directly influences the likelihood of a serious collision is where someone drives. There are certain roads that tend to see far more serious collisions than other area thoroughfares. Certain roads are more dangerous than others There are a handful of local intersections that have become ..read more
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Why crashes on the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway are often so serious
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by parker.jones@thomsonreuters.com
2M ago
Some roads are more dangerous than others because they host so much traffic. Other roads are dangerous due to design issues. The Lake Pontchartrain Causeway, unfortunately, is both a heavily-traveled bridge and an old enough piece of infrastructure to have outdated design elements. For example, the concrete guardrails preventing vehicles from going off the bridge in the event of a crash were previously only 25 inches tall. Those barriers were ineffective given the size of modern vehicles. Adjustments to the bridge’s infrastructure added an additional steel railing that makes the total rail 46 ..read more
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How can paradegoers remain safer at the festivities?
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by parker.jones@thomsonreuters.com
6M 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 parker.jones@thomsonreuters.com
7M 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 gturnercontentcustoms
8M 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 parker.jones@thomsonreuters.com
9M 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 ro ..read more
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3 forms of driver negligence that cause many Louisiana wrecks
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by gturnercontentcustoms
9M 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 makes I-10 near New Orleans such a dangerous road?
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by parker.jones@thomsonreuters.com
9M 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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Louisiana dog bite liability
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by parker.jones@thomsonreuters.com
9M ago
People love dogs, but not every dog is a warm ball of fluff. Some are downright aggressive to anybody but their masters. In many states, if you’re bitten by an unprovoked dog, the animal’s owner bears full responsibility for your injuries and losses – regardless of whether the dog had ever bitten anybody before. Louisiana, however, adheres to something that is often called the “one-bite rule.” Victims need to show that the dog’s owner was somehow negligent In essence, the dog-bite statute in Louisiana says that a dog owner can only be held responsible for their animal’s actions if they were ne ..read more
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Why bigger vehicles often cause Louisiana cycling crashes
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by parker.jones@thomsonreuters.com
9M ago
For children, a bicycle may be the first real taste of freedom that they ever have. In this way, grade-school and middle-school children can take control of their own transportation if they want to visit the nearby library or go to a friend’s house a few blocks away. For adults, riding bicycles can be nostalgic and a thrilling form of exercise. Both hobbyists and competitive cyclists often share public roads with motor vehicles. Unfortunately, when cars crash with bicycles, the cyclist almost always suffers the majority of the major consequences. Even though cyclists assume most of the risk, i ..read more
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