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We can help truck accident victims move forward after a crash

Are you the victim of a truck accident? Commercial vehicles, such as large semi trucks, have a special burden of responsibility to drive safely around other motorists. If you were injured or a loved one was killed in a commercial truck accident, it may not be your fault. Victims may benefit from a personal injury or wrongful death claim. 

At Bravo Law Firm, we know that it can be intimidating to deal with a large trucking company after an accident. It can also be equally daunting when insurance companies are combative or deny your claims. We have vast experience in dealing with these issues, and we know how to hold the liable party responsible for your damages. Our goal is to secure a complete financial recovery for our Louisiana clients. 

A fatal accident on the Causeway leaves worker dead

A recent fatal accident on the Causeway has left one construction worker dead. The deceased was working over Lake Pontchartrain when a garbage truck hit his vehicle and knocked it into the water. The fatal accident occurred as the man was driving his truck slowly along the bridge as part of the Louisiana construction crew working on signage and road stripping.

The man was driving the truck behind workers, protecting them from oncoming traffic. However, his vehicle was hit from behind by a garbage truck. While the truck is designed to protect against a rear collision, the force of the impact was enough to push the vehicle off of the bridge. The garbage truck also hit a police car, but no others were believed to be injured in the accident. 

Speed plays role in fatal accident in Louisiana

A recent fatal accident in St. Charles Parish claimed the life of a young man and injured two others. Louisiana law enforcement believe that speed played a role in the fatal accident. The deceased was ejected from the car in the impact of the single car crash. The driver and another passenger sustained only minor injuries. 

A 19-year-old Louisiana resident was driving the car at the time of the crash. Police believe that the crash occurred when the driver moved into the northbound lane and then swerved back into the southbound lane. He then lost control of the vehicle, subsequently leading to the crash. The vehicle crashed into trees before rolling several times.

Motorcycle accident results in injury for Louisiana woman

When a car accident occurs, many individuals may have the reaction to stop and help any individuals who were involved. However, there are instances in which a driver who was a part of the crash may flee the scene due to fear of being punished or other reasons. Hit-and-run wrecks are very serious matters, and if the incident is also a motorcycle accident, a party could be severely injured.

A similar situation recently took place in Louisiana that resulted in a motorcyclist suffering injuries. It was reported that the motorcycle was traveling north when the driver attempted to make a left turn. As she was turning, another vehicle turning from another street at an excessive speed collided with the motorcycle. The driver of the other vehicle apparently stopped to look at the woman but then continued traveling.

Elderly woman dies in fatal accident in Louisiana

People should always be careful when driving on the road. However, when a vehicle is hauling a trailer, the driver needs to be extra cautious, since the trailer makes navigating significantly more challenging. This can increase the chances of experiencing a crash that could result in injuries or even death. It turns out that this was the case in a recent fatal accident involving a truck hauling a trailer in Louisiana.

The deadly crash happened in late October when a truck hauling a trailer crashed into another vehicle. The truck and the other vehicle were both traveling southbound on the freeway in the left lane. Apparently, the truck collided into the other vehicle after it had switched into the right lane and then back into the left lane in front of the truck. The other vehicle was attempting to make a legal U-turn when the truck hauling the trailer crashed into the other vehicle from behind.

2 siblings killed in car accident over the summer

Two children who are siblings were killed in a crash over the summer. A Louisiana woman was issued a summons for her alleged role in the fatal car accident. This comes after a "no true" bill decision was returned.

On the day of the accident, the children were with their father and two other family members while they were fishing. According to reports, a 47-year-old driver of an SUV veered off the roadway for unknown reasons and slammed into the family and the children. Three of the adults were reportedly injured, but the exact details of their conditions was not reported.

Help for Louisiana drunk driving accident victims

Thanks to massive efforts ranging from public service announcements and drivers' education courses, the potential consequences of driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs are well-known. However, many people still choose to engage in such behavior, putting not only their personal safety at risk, but also the safety of others, including completely innocent bystanders. If you or a loved one have been a victim of a drunk driving accident in Louisiana, the attorneys at Bravo Law Firm may be able to help.  

A car accident can result in serious financial ramifications. In the event of an injury, there could be extensive medical expenses as well as time missed from work during recovery. In some cases, an injured person is never fully able to return to their employment. We can help you seek the compensation you deserve.

Louisiana car accident throws man from bridge

Involvement in a car accident can inflict serious mental anguish when a person witnesses their friend or loved one suffer intense injury due to another driver. A victim may face long-term treatment for their emotional strain as well as for any physical injuries they may have experienced. A potentially fatal car accident recently took place on a Louisiana bridge that crosses a sizable body of water.

The accident took place in the dark early hours of the morning after a vehicle ran out of gas. The occupants of the small pickup truck were in the process of physically pushing the empty vehicle along the roadway on a high bridge. As the four men and single woman navigated slowly down the road, an approaching truck smashed into them.

Speed suspected as cause of double fatal accident in Louisiana

Each year, a number of people across the country die on the roadways due to a driver operating their vehicle at unsafe speeds.  If speeding is coupled with impairment, the combination can easily lead to a fatal accident.  Troopers with the Louisiana State Police believe that speed was a factor in a recent crash that took the lives of two men, but they are not yet certain whether impairment was a factor as well.

The two men were traveling east on U.S. Highway 190 in the outside, right-hand lane.  As they approached another vehicle ahead of them in the same lane, the driver failed to slow down for an as yet unknown reason.  His vehicle slammed into the back of the one in front of it. 

Louisiana garbage truck accident claims the life of a motorist

Attempting to drive across lanes of a highway and enter a median gap in a large and bulky truck can be arduous and difficult with oncoming traffic fast approaching. A truck accident can occur when the back-end of the vehicle does not clear the roadway in time. A recent truck accident took the life of a Louisiana man after a garbage vehicle and his smaller car collided.

The fatal crash took place on a local highway in the early morning hours, just before sunrise. A middle-aged man driving a large garbage truck waited at a stop sign and made the decision to cross one side of the highway. As the truck pulled out onto the road and attempted to reach the opening in the median, he made contact with an oncoming car.

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