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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.

Drunk driving charges and employment

A person who is convicted or charged with driving under the influence of alcohol in Louisiana faces serious consequences. These are not just legal consequences either. The effects can spread to include employment ramifications. Many people worry that a DUI could lead to losing their job or being unable to find employment. According to BACtrack, this is a valid concern because many employers will look at a person's criminal background and a DUI is a criminal charge.

How to spot the signs on an aggressive driver

If you are like many other drivers in Louisiana and across the country, you may become frustrated and even angry while navigating through traffic. It may be overwhelming to get caught in a traffic jam while trying to get to an important appointment or meeting. In fact, at least 80 percent of motorists admit that they have felt aggression while driving, according to AAA. Some people take this aggression to the next level and become enraged enough to engage in dangerous driving behaviors that put other people’s lives at risk.

Mother and children receive award after drunk driving accident

Louisiana residents who are involved in motor vehicle accidents might assume that the process of receiving their fair compensation should happen naturally and reasonably. Sadly, this is not always the case and people must work hard to ensure that their rights are properly protected and respected. An example of this can be seen in the case of a woman and her two children who were involved in an accident involving a drunk driver in 2012.

Acute soft-tissue injuries

Whether someone in Bossier City rear-ends your vehicle in stop-and-go traffic, or they run a red light and t-bone you at an intersection, the resulting blow can cause a number of types of injuries. The team at Jacqueline A. Scott & Associates is familiar with the ways that a motor vehicle crash can leave a Louisiana resident hurting, even in the case of an injury that does not show up on an x-ray.

The deadly consequences of “going live”

The advent of modern technology has created convenience beyond anyone’s wildest dreams. Cellular telephones that became flip phones and evolved into smart phones are commonplace in all forms of communication. Ironically, actual calls are a growing rarity and have been largely overtaken by texting and video.

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