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Do you have to contact law enforcement after an accident?

In the moments following a car accident in Lousiana, you will probably be mainly concerned with ensuring everyone is okay and assessing how bad your vehicle was damaged. You might be tempted to avoid calling law enforcement and just work things out between you and the other driver, especially if there was just minor damage. However, it is almost always in the best interest of everyone involved to call law enforcement and report the accident.

How can motorists avoid accidents in the winter?

Many motorists in Louisiana are not familiar with driving in snowy and icy conditions and are likely to encounter difficulties in navigating the roads. Though there are more car accidents during the warmer months, the roads are harder to drive on during the wintertime. The winter is when 70 percent of traffic fatalities occur, states TheZebra.com. 

How to avoid texting and grooming while driving

If you are in the habit of using your cellphone when you drive around Bossier City, you are not the only one. According to a study on Wired.com, 88 percent of distances traveled are done by drivers who are using their cellphones while operating their vehicles. Distractions make the roads more dangerous and less predictable. 

Distracted driving paving the way for new car technology

One thing that many motorists in Bossier do not think much about is how their actions affect road safety until they find themselves involved in crashes. As dangerous as driving can be, many individuals take chances and use their cellphones, eat and mess around with things inside of their cars while they are operating their vehicles. They simply cannot wait until they are off the roads to avoid distractions. 

How to teach teens to be good drivers

Parents are one of the biggest influences on teen drivers in Louisiana. They are often a teen's first driving instructor. This is a role that is not to be taken lightly. Parents need to do their best to shape their teen into a driver who will be safe on the roadways. Luckily, there are many steps parents can take to do this. 

Why is there no outrage over drunk driving?

The news is full of stories about people being upset over the number of deaths attributed to guns or illegal drugs. It seems each day there is a new story about people in Louisiana who have died due to these things, and people get outraged. They demand tighter regulations and new laws to stop the accidents. However, there is something else that is regularly in the headlines and that causes many deaths, but there seems to not be the same outrage over it. What is it? It is drunk driving.

Why do children need to ride in car seats?

In the 1960s, 70s and 80s, there were little to no rules or laws about the use of car seats for children. Things have changed a lot. Not only have vehicle designs changed, but the way we travel has changed, too. There is a huge increase in the number of vehicles on Louisiana roadways, which means a higher chance of accidents. In an accident, it is the smallest passengers who are most at risk.

How to stay safe in a hit-and-run

Most drivers in Louisiana know that they should pull over to the side of the road and exchange insurance and contact information with the other driver involved, but the situation can become more complicated and stressful if you find yourself alone after an accident. We at the law firm of Jacqueline A. Scott and Associates understand the stress that can follow in these situations and have provided these tips to help you stay safe and ensure your rights are protected if you are involved in a hit-and-run.

Car crashes and your child’s future

From the loss of life to being unable to work, there are many ways that motor vehicle collisions can upend peoples’ lives. Sadly, in Louisiana, some parents learn that their child was involved in a motor vehicle collision. At Jacqueline A. Scott & Associates, we know of many different reasons why this can be particularly tough. If you are a parent whose child was hit by a drunk driver, or involved in any other type of crash, it is vital for you to take steps to protect his or her future.

How many lives are lost due to drunk driving?

From distractions that divert the attention of drivers to reckless speeding and poor weather, auto crashes happen for many reasons. Sadly, in Bossier City, and on roads across the entire state of Louisiana, some of these accidents are caused by drivers who decide to operate a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol. To make matters worse, these wrecks claim many lives each year and leave victims' families with devastating sadness and even financial woes.

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