Construction zone accidents are on the rise. According to the Federal Highway Work Zone Management Program, fatal crashes in work zones increased by 11 percent between 2018 and 2019. Tragically nearly one quarter of all fatal work zone crashes in 2019 involved avoidable rear-end collisions Given this significant increase in accidents, you or a loved […]
Getting behind the wheel seems more dangerous with each passing day. Let’s take a look at some more interesting car accident facts every Louisiana driver should know.
As Louisiana prepares to “spring forward” yet again, you might pay little attention to this odd yearly ritual, other than a moment of annoyance at losing an hour of sleep. The truth, though, is that the time change has more of an impact on our lives than most people realize.
Black Friday, the one day from Christmases past when shoppers would wake up early to wait in line to grab the best deals, or to take advantage of special in-store only offers. COVID-19 has altered these Black Friday shopping traditions, but market trends project they will not cease altogether. At Mike Brandner Injury Attorneys, we […]
Thanksgiving in New Orleans is a special time of year. Families and friends come together to enjoy each other’s company, and feast on Thanksgiving favorites prepared in their own kitchens or prepared by chefs at favorite local restaurants. But along with all the festivities comes driving—and lots of it. The holidays are the busiest time […]
The first three-point seat-belt was introduced by Volvo in 1959 in the model PV 544. The company’s design proved to be highly effective at protecting passengers during car accidents, so much so that the Swedish carmaker made its patent available to competitors for free. Decades later, the three-point seat-belt has been used in millions of […]
Louisiana has its own unique social host liability laws. Though most people are unaware of it, each state handles such “dram shop” cases differently. In some states, social hosts are liable for damages stemming from already-intoxicated person’s consumption of alcohol at a party or other event on the property. Furthermore, some states are particularly punitive […]
At least one out of every four car accidents are caused by the driver being distracted. And at least 50 percent of those accidents involve texting or using a smartphone for another purpose. That is a large number of accidents involving the use of a smartphone. And that number, according to our team of personal […]
According to the National Safety Council (NSC), more than 700 people are injured every day in distracted driving car accidents. Since April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month, now is a great time to evaluate your own driving habits. Do your part in distracted driving prevention with these helpful tips from the personal injury lawyers […]
The popularity of ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft has exploded throughout the country, and they’re in particular demand in larger cities like New Orleans and Baton Rouge. The majority of miles logged by ride-sharing drivers are traveled without incident, but in some cases, a driver could be in a car accident while you’re the […]