Autonomous Car Features Are Advancing – Who is Responsible for a Crash?
In 2019, a young couple drove their Tesla Model 3 on an Indiana Interstate. Derrick (25) and Jenna (23) Monet used the sedan’s driver-assistance system, also known as the Autopilot function. Without warning, the Tesla inexplicably veered into a parked fire truck. Derrick fractured his neck, spine, and shoulder. He broke a leg and ribs. […]Read More
What Safety Features Should Motorists Look Out For When Buying A Vehicle?
Airbags Airbags have been standard in all new passenger vehicles since the 1998/1999 model year. Front airbags reduce driver fatalities in frontal crashes by 29%, and side airbags protecting the head can reduce the driver’s risk of death in driver-side collisions by 37%. When shopping for a car, be sure to check for both front […]Read More
Are There Limits to Insurance Coverage After A Car Accident?
In 2021, Louisiana saw 914 car crashes on public highways, with a total of 997 fatalities. Having the right automobile coverage can help protect drivers’ vehicles and personal finances in the aftermath of a car accident. Maintaining state-required minimums of liability coverage or even more can also help ensure everyone in the accident receives the […]Read More
How to Handle Insurance Adjusters After a Car Accident: Tips from a New Orleans Car Accident Lawyer
You’ve left your home to get your child to school. You make sure that your child is properly secured in the rear seat, you adjust your mirrors and seat belt, you place your cell phone out of reach so you will not be distracted while driving. You have done all the right things. Unfortunately, what […]Read More
How Long After an Accident Can You Sue in New Orleans?
In Louisiana, a vehicle accident case must be filed within a year of the accident’s date of occurrence. If hurt in a car accident, the injured party might be entitled to financial compensation for their losses. The claim must be filed with the proper court before the statute of limitations runs out. If not filed within the time […]Read More
When to Get a Lawyer in a Car Accident in New Orleans
2021 was the deadliest year in more than a decade for New Orleans drivers, with 69 people dying in car crashes, the highest amount of fatalities since 2004. According to the New Orleans Health Department and the Department of Public Works, that is a 35 percent increase from 2020. In addition to that, 338 people […]Read More
What Do You Do After A Car Accident In New Orleans?
Learning what to do after a car accident before one actually occurs can help keep a bad day from getting worse. Get to Safety Right after an accident, the first concern is whether there is any danger of additional injury. Vehicles stopped in the roadway may be in danger of being hit again by other […]Read More
How to Stay Safe in an Uber or Lyft
As the months get colder, more and more people traveling around their cities turn to rideshare services such as Uber and Lyft in lieu of other forms of transportation. People often use rideshare apps in order to get home safely after a night of drinking or to the airport quickly to catch a flight, for […]Read More
Can Dash Cam Footage be Used After a Car Accident in Louisiana?
It is a common occurrence – A driver wants to turn left at a traffic light, so they ease into the intersection, waiting to turn. The light turns yellow and oncoming traffic still pours through the intersection. The turning driver is left hanging until the yellow light changes to red, signalling all traffic to stop […]Read More
Whose Insurance Covers Rental Car Accidents?
Louisiana is no stranger to the tourism and related rental car industry, with 41 million visitors flooding the state in 2021 which generated $16.8 billion last year, according to the Louisiana Department of Culture, Recreation, and Tourism. Nationally, the number of cars rented doubled from 17.3 million in 2020 to 29.2 million in 2021. This […]Read More