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Fatal car accidents often leave devastated families in their wake

Most people put their lives at risk every day without fully realizing it. Fatal car accidents could happen to anyone at any time, and while most people are able to make it to their destinations without incident, others are not so lucky. Instead, family members are left to pick up the pieces after such an event claims the life of a loved one.

It was recently reported that a car crash in Louisiana resulted in one fatality and injuries to multiple others. Apparently, the collision took place just after 2 a.m. and involved a van and a car. The car was traveling north when it was hit by the westbound van. The incident resulted in the van flipping and hitting a light pole. Further details on how the collision occurred were not provided.

Brain injuries, long-lasting impacts and ways to cope

Brain injuries can stem from a variety of accidents, but the cause of the injury isn't likely going to impact the way it affects the victim. There are two primary factors that can play a role in this – the severity of the injury and the location of it.

It is possible for a person to overcome the effects of certain brain injuries. However, some injuries lead to long-term effects. Finding out about the possibilities in your case is a beneficial step so you can set goals to work toward.

Maritime accidents can have harrowing outcomes

Though most people have jobs that keep their feet firmly on land, numerous individuals have jobs that take place on the water. Crew boats can serve various purposes, and some Louisiana residents may spend much of their time on the water carrying out work-related duties. Unfortunately, maritime accidents can happen that leave individuals with injuries or have other devastating outcomes.

It was recently reported that an accident took place on the Mississippi River and that two crew members are missing. Reports indicated that a boat was towing a boom when the vessel capsized in the water and eventually sank. The incident resulted in two crew members going overboard. The ages of the crew members were not given in the report, but it did appear that one was a woman and another was a man.

Equipment a major cause of workplace accidents in many jobs

The reality is that anyone can suffer injuries from any job. However, some workplace accidents occur more often than others and can affect certain occupations more commonly than some. As a result, some Louisiana workers may be at greater risk of suffering serious or even fatal injuries on the job.

Some jobs involve working with certain equipment or other objects that are dangerous themselves. In fact, contact with objects and equipment was the second-most common cause of workplace fatalities in 2018. These incidents can involve workers being hit by falling objects, getting caught in operational equipment or suffering injuries from machinery. Reports indicated that logging workers see the most fatalities from contact with objects and equipment.

Commercial vehicle accident claims life of pedestrian

Tractor-trailers travel on interstate highways, busy streets in towns and small local roads. As a result, a commercial vehicle accident could happen on any of these roadways. In some cases, the accidents do not involve multiple vehicles but could involve pedestrians.

It was recently reported that a fatal accident took place in Louisiana involving a tractor-trailer and a pedestrian. Reports stated that the driver of the 18-wheeler was attempting to make a turn when the truck hit a pedestrian. The incident did take place at an intersection, but it was unclear whether the pedestrian was in a crosswalk at the time. No exact details on how the accident occurred were provided for the report.

Car accidents can cause devastation even during the holidays

As many people believe, the holiday season is supposed to be a time of joy. As a result, when car accidents or other serious events take place during this time, it can seem even more tragic, especially if those events result in fatalities. Of course, crashes can happen at any time of the year, and fatalities are unfortunately common.

It was recently reported that a crash in Louisiana claimed the life of one man and caused critical injuries to his wife. Reports stated that a man was driving a motor home when he lost control of the vehicle. He had apparently swerved to avoid striking another vehicle, but instead, the motor home hit the guard wires and caused them to come unanchored. As a result, the motor home crossed the median of the road and struck a pickup truck in the opposite lanes of travel.

Truck accidents and your rights as an injured party

Semitruck crashes can lead to some very serious injuries. For the injured parties, getting medical help is obviously the first priority. Once that is done, the healing process begins. During this time, the person will likely start getting bills in for the medical care they received. Those bills might prompt them to take legal action in an effort to recover some of the money.

The cause of the crash is one of the factors that comes into the picture when you decide that you are going to seek compensation. In some cases, this is easy to determine but it can be very complicated in other cases.

Commercial vehicle accidents often lead to severe injuries

When a crash first takes place, it may not be immediately clear what exactly happened. However, after commercial vehicle accidents, it may be immediately apparent that serious injuries have resulted and help is needed right away. Unfortunately, accidents involving 18-wheelers are notorious for causing severe injuries.

It was recently reported that a crash involving an 18-wheeler and a passenger car took place in Louisiana. The big rig was traveling on the I-12 overpass heading west when it collided with a car. After the initial collision, the truck went down an embankment and ended up on the northbound lanes of I-55 below the overpass. The truck came to a stop after hitting a guardrail. It was unclear what exactly caused the accident.

Car accidents: Children injured after being struck by car

People of all ages can be out on foot. In many cases, they may need to cross streets in order to get to their destinations, which can pose a hazard as drivers do not always pay close attention or watch for pedestrians. Unfortunately, car accidents involving pedestrians often lead to serious injuries to those who are hit.

It was recently reported that an incident in Louisiana resulted in the injuries of two children. The children were crossing a street at approximately 5:30 p.m. when they were hit by a vehicle. The children were reported as being a 12-year-old girl and a 10-year-old boy. After the initial collision, the girl was struck by a second vehicle. They were both taken to the hospital with undisclosed injuries.

Drunk driving car accidents continue to prove fatal

Though most people are on the road at least one day a week, there is no guarantee that they will always make it to their destinations. Car accidents happen on a regular basis, and unfortunately, far too many of them prove fatal. In fact, drunk drivers contribute to a number of those fatal incidents.

It was recently reported that a fatal crash in Louisiana involved alcohol. Apparently, a 30-year-old man was driving in the center lane of Interstate 10 when his vehicle collided with the rear of another car. The car that was hit then struck a third vehicle that was in front of it. The incident took place around 3:50 a.m. It was unclear exactly how many people were involved.

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