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louisiana highwayJust a few months ago, many states began implementing stay-at-home orders due to the Coronavirus outbreak. As a result of more people staying at home, the number of commuters on the road drastically dropped. With less traffic and congestion on our highways, one would think that the number of motor vehicle accidents also plummeted. But, the truth is the exact opposite of what you would believe.

The National Safety Council reported that the number of motor vehicle fatalities per mile driven increased by 14% in March 2020 compared with March 2019. Although the number of miles driven dropped by over 18%, these deadly accidents continued to increase. In March 2019, the mileage death rate per 100 million miles driven was 1.07. Comparably, this number rose to 1.22 in March of this year. This includes drivers, passengers, pedestrians, and cyclist.

turn signalWe all know the frustration of driving down the highway and another vehicle unexpectedly turns or swerves into our lane. It is as if these drivers expect us to know exactly what they are about to do without using their turn signal. Even the simplest task of using a blinker is ignored by many drivers every single day.

Indicators are there to serve a purpose. This is why the law requires all vehicles to be equipped with signal lamps. They allow drivers to communicate their intentions with other drivers when navigating through traffic. When you properly use your signal, other drivers on the road can carefully slow down, move lanes, or make room for you in order to prevent a car accident. A good rule of thumb is to use your blinker at least five seconds before turning or switching lanes in order to warn other vehicles of your intentions.

people riding in bed of truckMany people are not strangers to riding in the back of a pickup truck at least once in their life. Maybe you have some fond memories of riding in the back of the family pickup during your childhood or loved the feeling of the wind blowing through your hair while enjoying a ride. Although it is not the safest decision, it still happens all the time. But, as free as the ride in the back of a pickup truck may make you feel, it is extremely dangerous.

I am always in awe at the pure ignorance when I see passengers riding in the back of a pickup truck. The beds of trucks were designed to carry cargo, not passengers. If they were, they would be equipped with seats, seatbelts, airbags, and other vehicular safety measures. When you ride in the back of a truck there is nothing to protect you and nothing to grab onto. All you can do is hold on for dear life to avoid being shoved around or possibly ejected from the vehicle.

feet on dashboardWith the summer season on the horizon, more and more people are taking vacations and going on road trips. Passengers kick back, get comfortable, and begin their journey to their destination. This often includes people foolishly resting their feet up on the dashboard of the vehicle. Maybe it’s a habit, maybe it’s more comfortable, or maybe you even want a better look at that fresh pedicure. Whatever the case may be, it is never a smart idea.

I cannot tell you how bewildered I am when I am driving on the highway and see a passenger in the next vehicle with their feet carelessly propped on the dash. This is the easiest way to get seriously injured in an auto accident.

I’m sure we have all noticed the major difference in traffic during our daily commute. Because of many individuals being out of work, working remotely or simply not having to follow their every day routines, the roads are much less crowded.

With states all across the country implementing stay-at-home orders and encouraging people to only leave their homes for essential needs, Americans are driving less than before. With fewer drivers on the road, we are seeing a sharp decline in car wrecks and auto claims.

A car accident can happen in just the blink of an eye, and the first thing many people want to do is see a doctor for his or her injuries.  But, who is going to cover your medical treatment?  woman hurt leg doctor

Over 140 million individuals in the United States receive health insurance benefits through Medicare or Medicaid. If you receive this type of coverage, it may be used to cover your hospitals bills after an auto accident. However, there is a catch.

For hundreds of millions of people around the world, Coronavirus has us on lockdown, wearing masks, maintaining social distance and self- diagnosing every odd pain, sniffle and sneeze. Most of us want to bust out of this governmentally ordered self-quarantine faster than a politician’s promise that help is over the next horizon!


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This video story will take you on a journey with our clients. It’s a hard journey, and there is still a long road to go. We were able to successfully settle this case 3 days before trial. While we were ready to go, we were able to secure a fair and Personal-Injury-Truck-Accident-Attorney-New-Orleans-Cardone-Law-Cliff-Cardone-5-300x167reasonable settlement which would provide for our clients’ future needs.

twin span The Twin Span bridge was closed Friday morning in the eastbound direction due to an overturned 18-wheeler.

The accident happened around 8:30 a.m. State police told WDSU that the tanker is leaking fuel and the bridge will be closed for an extended period of time. According to New Orleans EMS, two people were taken to the trauma center. Drivers should take U.S. 90 or the Causeway Bridge until further notice.
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