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May 25th, 2011
May 25, 2011
With Memorial Day weekend just around the corner, a lot of people are focusing on their holiday plans. We can’t wait to ditch the ties or pumps, pack a bag, and hit the road to our favorite places. As such, holiday weekends notoriously lead to heavier traffic on the highway. They also notoriously lead to more fatal accidents on the highway.
In a press release distributed by the Louisiana State Police, authorities responded to ten fatal crashes over the past Easter weekend. Eight out of those ten accidents listed no seatbelt, driver impairment, and speeding as contributing factors.
The report states that one of the accidents in Baton Rouge involved all occupants of the vehicle, including 3 and 5-year-olds, being ejected from the vehicle and sustaining serious, life-threatening injuries.
Two of the accidents involved motorcycles, in which the operator was either not wearing a DOT-approved helmet or not wearing a helmet at all.
Not wearing seat belts, driver impairment, and speed are consistently listed as top factors involved in fatal accidents. There are three simple things you can do to ensure that you and your loved ones do not become a statistic:
- Before the car moves, buckle up.
- Don’t drink and drive.
- Slow Down!
The Louisiana auto accident lawyers with Dudley Debosier Injury Lawyers would like to wish you a happy and safe Memorial Day weekend. Call us if you need help with your car accident case.
May 18th, 2011
May 18, 2011
Tragedy struck the small town of Fairhope, Alabama, when it was discovered that four men died in a boating accident in Gulf of Mexico. According to a report by Baldwincountynow.com, the accident occurred off the Louisiana coastline, about an hour after leaving from Venice, Louisiana.
Two of the men, who were brothers, were prominent businessmen in the Fairhope area. The son of one of the brothers survived the accident, and has been able to give officials a better idea of what happened on the water that morning.
Officials were quoted as saying “They left out at around 6:30 a.m. and about an hour later between 7:30-8 a.m. something happened to one of the motors to cause it to shut off…when they looked at the back of the boat, it started filling up with water, and they shut the other motor off. Within minutes the boat had capsized.”
The son was not rescued until about five hours later, when he was found on top of the capsized vessel. He told rescuers that none of the passengers on board the ship were wearing life preservers. Autopsies on the bodies found the cause of death to be drowning, not hypothermia as was suspected originally.
What would you do if you were in a boat in the middle of the Gulf of Mexico and taking on water?
If you, or someone you know, are ever involved in a boating accident, get in touch with a Louisiana Maritime Accident Lawyer at Dudley DeBosier Injury Lawyers.
May 11th, 2011
May 12, 2011
Citizens look up to the civil servants that keep their towns safe, but what happens when one of the authorities we count on commits a crime?
Unfortunately, New Orleans may be asking these questions after one of its own officers was arrested for a DUI after she hit a parked car and fled the scene, according to FOX8 Live.
The New Orleans DUI accident, which occurred on Tullis Drive, involved a 31-year-old officer and 8-year veteran of the New Orleans Police Department.
The officer, who was off-duty and not driving a police cruiser, struck a parked car, fled the scene of the New Orleans auto accident, but the person whose car was struck was able to catch her and call authorities.
Have you ever been the victim of a New Orleans DUI accident? Tell the New Orleans DUI accident lawyers at Dudley DeBosier about it.
May 4th, 2011
May 5, 2011
Individually, failing to wear a seatbelt or operating a vehicle while under the influence could result in serious injury or death. However, together they most certainly can have very detrimental effects should a Louisiana auto accident occur.
Do you wear your seatbelt to prevent Louisiana auto accident injuries?
According to WAFB, a woman is dead, two children are injured, and a man faces several charges following a possible Louisiana drunk driving accident involving only one vehicle on Louisiana 955.
The Louisiana drunk driving accident victims were riding in a Chevrolet Tahoe when the driver veered off road into a ditch, killing a 25-year-old woman, injuring the two children and the man, none of whom were wearing seatbelts or properly restrained.
Alcohol is believed to be a factor in the possible Louisiana drunk driving accident.
Have you ever been injured in a Louisiana drunk driving accident? Tell the Louisiana drunk driving accident lawyers at Dudley DeBosier Injury Lawyers about your loss.