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Statute of Limitations in Personal Injury Law

A common question from clients who are trying to pursue a personal injury lawsuit is “How much time are they allowed to file a claim for a lawsuit?” Three such types of injury claims include: personal injury, medical malpractice, and maritime personal injury. As a general rule, the statute of limitations on suing someone for these types of claims is one year, but there are some exceptions. A trusted new orleans personal injury attorney who is experienced in these fields will know what the exceptions entail.

Personal injuries can happen at any time, and are caused by several different factors. Many times, personal injuries occur through the negligence of another person or business. A trusted, personal injury attorney will be able to guide you through the proper steps in order to achieve the compensation that you deserve. Read on to familiarize yourself with the aspects of a personal injury case.

New Orleans will start off the New Year with some of the coldest temperatures yet and a 30 percent chance to snow on Wednesday. Temperatures are also expected to be in the 20's throughout the week. Unfortunately, being used to warmer winters, New Orleans drivers are at risk for increased car accidents during this extreme cold front. Statistics from the Federal Highway Administration say 22% of all automobile crashes are weather related with 19% of car crashes involving some sort of bodily injury. 

New Orleans roadways can become slick with ice or slush, causing vehicles to slide on roads when braking or turning making drivers lose control of their vehicles. Even worse, grey overcast weather and snow cause reduced visibility, further dampening a motorist's driving ability.

Tips for Safe Driving in Snow or Icy Weather

  • Maintain a safe following distance. In snow and ice, your stopping power is reduced. Slamming on your brakes can cause you to slide and ram into other vehicles or off the road. Maintain a slow and steady distance from the cars in front of you.
  • Accelerate and brake smoothly. Pushing the gas pedal quickly can cause your tires to spin, making you lose control of your vehicle. 
  • Drive at a slow and steady pace. Increasing your speed can cause you to lose control of your vehicle.

If you've been in a car accident, contact a car accident injury lawyer who can represent you in your case. Richard Voorhies is a New Orleans Louisiana car accident lawyer that can help. Contact us now >

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