Two men were killed in a wreck on the roads of Louisiana before 5:30 p.m. on Dec. 4. The crash in Livingston Parish took the lives of a 50-year-old man from Jackson and a 76-year-old man from Denham Springs. No other individuals or vehicles were reported to have been involved in the collision.
A Louisiana woman was killed in a two-vehicle crash on Oct. 16 at some time after 4 p.m., according to state troopers. The 83-year-old woman was driving her Lincoln MKZ on Joor Road. She was headed north when she came to a stop at the LA Highway 64 intersection and attempted to turn left. She turned into the path of a 51-year-old male driver traveling east on the highway and was struck by his Dodge pickup truck.
From the recent crash that seriously injured actor Tracy Morgan to the less publicized collisions that each day change peoples' lives forever, it isn't difficult to find examples of devastating truck accidents. These crashes are all too common, despite strict state and federal regulations of the trucking industry.
One of the attractions that comes with riding a motorcycle is the feeling of freedom that bike riders experience. At the same time, what provides this feeling of freedom is also the reason why bike riders are at a higher risk of suffering severe injuries or even dying in an accident than other vehicle operators -- things like the lack of substantial protection and the decreased visibility due to the size of a bike. Louisiana motorcyclists have important legal rights when involved in a motorcycle accident.
Multiple parties -- not just the truck driver -- may be liable for injuries suffered in a truck accident. If you have been hurt in a collision with a large commercial vehicle, then all of the parties that might be responsible should be identified and then notified of your injuries.