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Bicycle Accidents

Cyclist safety: Assume you’re invisible

As a cyclist, you are uniquely vulnerable on the road. You don’t have the benefit of a metal frame around you and airbags to protect you in a crash. You are sharing the road with much larger vehicles, and the consequences of being hit by one can be devastating.  As a cyclist, you are vulnerable. That’s why it’s so important to assume that you’re invisible

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South Louisiana Wrongful Death Attorney
Wrongful Death

Wrongful death and survivorship actions in Louisiana

When a loved one dies, it’s always difficult to handle. Your sense of loss can be compounded, however, when you know that their death was the fault of another and entirely avoidable. In those situations, you may want to consider a wrongful death lawsuit and, possibly, a survival action. What’s a wrongful death claim? Essentially, a wrongful death claim recognizes that the close relatives of

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South Louisiana Motorcycle Accident Attorney
Motorcycle Accidents

Spring is good time to brush up on motorcycle safety

With the official start of spring just a few days away, it is never too soon to get the jump on motorcycle safety. Spring is a big time for motorcycle riders to head out on the highways and byways of southeast Louisiana.  Many riders flock to the festivals that abound all over the region in the first months of spring before it gets too hot.

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South Louisiana Bicycle Accident Lawyers
Bicycle Accidents

What if your crash with a cyclist was their fault?

If you’re like most drivers, you’re careful to stay clear of bicyclists. Even on weekends when they’re out in droves and appear to be cycling in packs on every street in your neighborhood, you keep a safe distance. In collisions between cars and bikes, the cyclist usually ends up with more serious injuries. However, not all cyclists are as careful as they should be. What

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South Louisiana Wrongful Death Lawyers
Motor Vehicle Accidents

Reckless drivers, larger vehicles causing more pedestrian deaths

The traffic data from last year is starting to come in, and it’s not looking good. Based on preliminary numbers, pedestrian deaths rose in 2021. This isn’t a new trend. Even in 2020, when many people were working at home – or not working at all – and schools, as well as many businesses, were closed, pedestrian fatalities at the hands of drivers rose by

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South Louisiana Dog Bite Injury Lawyers
Dog Bites

Why do dogs chase bikes?

If you’re out for a bike ride, you know you face a lot of risks. Even if you don’t make any mistakes and crash yourself, you could be hit by another motorist or doored by someone who’s getting out of their car. It only takes a split second for a peaceful bike ride to turn into a catastrophic accident. But there’s also a risk of

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South Louisiana Injury Lawyers
Motor Vehicle Accidents

3 places drivers must take extra care to look out for pedestrians

Have you ever been shouted at by a driver while out walking? Something like, “Hey, watch where you are going” or “ Don’t sneak up on me like that.” As the one who has the most to lose in a collision with a car, you need to stay alert for your own safety. Yet, if a vehicle hits you, that does not mean it would

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South Louisiana Motorcycle Injury Lawyers
Motorcycle Accidents

What to know about internal injuries after a motorcycle wreck

On average, riders tend to suffer more severe injuries than occupants of closed vehicles. This is because a motorcycle lacks most of the safety features found on a standard car. It means that even with the correct gear, there is a chance that you will still suffer injuries following an accident. Therefore, it is important to get cleared by your doctor even if you feel

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana Personal Injury Law Firm
Bicycle Accidents

Getting “doored” by a car is not the only bike accident to avoid

Using a bicycle for transportation and recreation has become more popular than ever. It can help you save money on gas, it is good for the environment and it helps improve your physical condition. Unfortunately, bicycle accidents in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, continue putting cycling enthusiasts at risk of harm, often leaving them with severe injuries. If you enjoy riding a bicycle, becoming familiar with the

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Baton Rouge, LA Bicycle Accident Injury Law Firm
Bicycle Accidents

Why cyclists can be difficult to see

While cars, trucks, and other motor vehicles are a formidable presence across Louisiana, many people opt for other forms of transport. For fitness reasons or convenience, some people choose to complete their journeys by cycling.  Cycling can be practical, invigorating and cost-effective, but it also has the potential to be dangerous. Sometimes, drivers can become aggressive towards cyclists, and many accidents are caused this way.

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Baton Rouge, LA Injury Law Firm
Bicycle Accidents

What does it mean that Baton Rouge is a focus city?

The City of Baton Rouge is known as a focus city by the Federal Highway Administration. What does that mean? It means that the city has a high number of fatal pedestrian and bike crashes that affect the people who live there. In response to being found as a focus city in the mid-2000s, the Bike and Pedestrian Emphasis Area Action Plan was put into

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Baton Rouge, LA Personal Injury Law Firm
Road Safety

DOT announces comprehensive road safety strategy

The United States Department of Transportation (DOT) has announced a National Roadway Safety Strategy (NRSS) that aims to lessen serious injuries and fatalities on U.S. roads. Among the elements in this comprehensive strategy is a Safe System Approach that includes: Safer People Safer Roads Safer Vehicles Safer Speeds Post-Crash Care The “Safer Vehicles” portion of this approach involves taking actions that will put more vehicles

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