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Louisiana Parishes with the Most Car Accidents

The Highway Safety Research Group at LSU has released it's 2018 compiled data on car accidents in Louisiana. This data is a compilation of stats directly from the state, sheriff and local police departments throughout Louisiana. This data includes small and large parishes including: New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Lafayette & New Iberia.  We've gathered some of the data here and given our insights on them. 

Tips to Avoid Car Accidents on Thanksgiving

This Thanksgiving more than 54 million people will travel over 50 miles. According to AAA that is the most since 2005. AAA attributes this to the great state of the economy, people have more disposable income and personal wealth to afford the costs associated with traveling. Also the fact that gasoline prices in Louisiana and around New Orleans is averaging around $2.30, which is slightly higher than 2017 but still very cost effective for long road trips and traveling. So it's possible you or your family will be doing some traveling this week, here are a few tips to keep in mind to have safe travels and avoid car or truck accidents on the road.

 

Hurricane Season 2018 Looks Minimal, Reducing Possible Flood Damage

If you've payed attention to the news in New Orleans, you probably haven't heard much in regards to this year's Hurricane Season.  We've had some rain but tropical storms have been very tame for the most part. This is welcome news to those who were affected by last years flooding and sustained flood damage to their homes and property. 

Guidance on What to Do After A Car Accident in Louisiana

Unfortunately car accidents in New Orleans are common occurrences. Many people have been in accidents and not sure how to proceed once the deed is done. Here are a few things you should keep in mind and be aware of after a car accident in Louisiana. Just a note, these are general guidelines for the state of Louisiana, if you're from out of state, personal injury & accident laws may be different for your area.

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