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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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
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. […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More
A Blown-Out Truck Tire Caused a Car Accident – Who is At-Fault?
Our society depends on the commercial trucking industry to move clothing, food, and other merchandise around the country safely and quickly. Large trucks share the roads with passenger cars every day without incident, and most of us do not think about these huge vehicles very often as we go about our daily drives. But when […]Read More
Tips for Traffic Safety During Spring Break on Louisiana Roads by New Orleans Car Accident Lawyer
Spring break has long been a time that families plan to take their vacations. It signals the end of winter and many are by that time ready for some sun and fun. This may be especially true after the last couple of years as people have been cooped up and are looking forward to a […]Read More
How Does Daylight Saving Time Affect Car Accident Rates?
For many people, daylight saving means losing an hour in the spring and having to remember to reset clocks and timers. Most people adjust to the time change fairly quickly and do enjoy the extra hour of light on warm summer evenings. But the bi-annual time change can be a much bigger problem for some […]Read More
Common Types of Evidence Used in Car Accident Claims
When someone is involved in a car accident, they are temporarily unable to think clearly. Most of us are in shock in the immediate aftermath of an accident and may not know what we should be doing next. The chaos at the scene is complicated with first responders and law enforcement showing up and there […]Read More