Car Accidents

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 […]

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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 […]

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Car Accidents

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 […]

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Rental Bikes and Scooters in New Orleans – Who is Liable if a Crash Occurs?

A recent study at UCLA suggests that e-scooter injury rates are worse than those for motorcycles. As more rental bikes and scooters appear in New Orleans, who is liable if a crash occurs? There are a number of parties who could be at fault, and accurately determining who is responsible for a crash or injury […]

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Car Accidents

Teens and the “100 Deadliest Days of Summer”

There are the “dog days of summer,” not to be confused with the “100 deadliest days of summer,” another summertime phrase that does not have a positive connotation. It refers to the period between Memorial Day and Labor Day each summer when fatal teen (between ages 15 and 18) car accidents increase in the United […]

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Summer Truck Tire Blowouts – Why They Occur and How They’re Dangerous

Springtime in Texas, on Interstate 10 outside Rose City, a 2004 Ford SUV traveled west just after lunchtime. The SUV’s rear left tire ripped apart with a loud boom. The driver weaved, out of control, into the center lane and smashed into a 2015 Dodge pickup. Behind them—a couple more pickups, a couple of small […]

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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. […]

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Summertime And DUI Accidents – Holidays to Watch Out For This Season

Summer is the season for kicking back a few cold ones on a hot day with friends. It is also the time of year when more of those partaking in alcoholic beverages decide to get behind the wheel and are involved in Driving Under the Influence (DUI) car accidents, which is not a fun fact.  […]

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Who is At-Fault When an Autonomous Vehicle Feature Causes a Crash?

In March, the trial of 46-year-old Rafaela Vasquez began in Maricopa County Superior Court. Four years ago, Vasquez worked as a safety driver for Uber’s autonomous test cars in Tempe, Arizona. She has pleaded not guilty to negligent homicide after the self-driving car she oversaw struck and killed Elaine Herzberg, a 49-year-old pedestrian. Vasquez was […]

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Your Uber or Lyft Driver Got Into an Accident: Do You Sue the Rideshare Company?

Will Good does not remember much about that early April morning last year. He remembers requesting an Uber to take him home from the restaurant where he worked as a chef in Boston, Massachusetts. After working a 14-hour shift, he was exhausted. He recalls the Uber driver, Jonas Yohou, speeding down the street, swerving through […]

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