Pedestrian on the Expressway

Pedestrian on the Expressway

Louisiana is well-known for its waterways. Water transport is the lifeblood of the state’s economy. But all that water also leads to certain problems. One of these is thick fog during particular weather conditions. When fog arises out of the spillways, lakes, and rivers, it can make it very difficult to see in front of …

Pedestrian Struck by Semi Driver

Pedestrian Struck by Semi Driver

We usually associate 18-wheeler accidents with interstates, but they can happen on surface streets as well. They can even pull pedestrians into the mix. This is what happened in a case last month according to NOLA. The accident happened in Elysian Fields. The truck was heading lakebound on Elysian Fields Avenue making a right turn …

Police Search for Hit-and-Run Driver

Police Search for Hit-and-Run Driver

Bicyclists are required by law to ride in the same direction as the flow of traffic, unlike pedestrians. That’s because they are vehicles and must follow the road rules. However, this can open them up to certain risks, as this news story from NOLA reports. A cyclist was killed at Canal and North Rendon when …

What Went Wrong for This Pedestrian?

What Went Wrong for This Pedestrian?

Pedestrians may have the right of way on the roads, but they still must take precautions to remain safe. If a pedestrian acts unpredictably or can’t be seen by cars, a vehicle might not notice them in time to avoid a collision. NOLA.com reported on an incident that involved the death of a pedestrian who …

A Police Chase Leads to Tragedy

A Police Chase Leads to Tragedy

People blame a lot of accidents on inattentive or unskilled drivers. But sometimes it’s the people we expect to drive the best that cause the accident, and sometimes they have to drive recklessly as part of their job. Last year had an accident like that when the NOPD caused a fiery crash less than a …

Dangerous Drag Racing

Dangerous Drag Racing

Sibling rivalry is one thing, but drag racing them on the streets of New Orleans is another. The Advocate reported on a tragic crash that killed a brother and an innocent cyclist. The two brothers were drag racing  on North Lobdell Boulevard near Lobwood drive around 5:30 PM. One of the brothers lost control of …

Both Bus and Driver in Poor Condition

Both Bus and Driver in Poor Condition

The maintenance of school buses is a big concern right now for New Orleans. There have been several crashes that showed the problems with the current system. Here is an example from last month by WBRZ. At the bottom of the I-10 High Rise, a school bus overturned near Louisa Street. Nine students from James …

Debris Scattered on I-10

Debris Scattered on I-10

Whenever a semi-truck crashes on a bridge, you can be sure that the cleanup will take a long time and traffic will be terrible in the area. The residents of Scott found this out after a crash on the Mills Street overpass. KATC reports. The police chief closed the bridge over I-10 west after the …

Which Toyotas Were Recalled?

Which Toyotas Were Recalled?

A new recall has been announced by Toyota that affects airbags, but is not related to the Takata airbag recall. Yahoo! reported on the announcement. The recall affects 3.4 million vehicles worldwide and involves an electronics problem that can prevent the airbag from inflating during a crash. 2.9 million of the involved vehicles were sold …

Traffic Accident May Have Been Deliberate

Traffic Accident May Have Been Deliberate

A common sight around universities is students walking around from building to building. Getting back to a dorm may require crossing a street. This sometimes leads to an accident, as in this case reported by WWL. At 10 PM on the 17th of January, a traffic collision happened near Dillard University. Specifically, it happened at …

Bicyclist Dies after Being Hit by Truck

A 43-year-old man died at a local hospital after a truck struck him while he was riding his bicycle, according to a report by KLFY. Officials say the accident happened on the 600 block of North Pierce Street. According to police, a GMC truck traveling southbound hit the victim and ejected him from the bicycle. …

The Ideal Personal Injury Client

The Ideal Personal Injury Client

As a personal injury attorney at Morris Bart Baton Rouge, I have a great appreciation for all of my clients. If I had to choose, the ideal personal injury client would be one who is active and involved in their case and treatment. When a person is injured in a car accident, it affects every part of their …

Experienced Mobile Injury Lawyers: Morris Bart

Experienced Mobile Injury Lawyers: Morris Bart

I have been fortunate to spend my entire legal career with the Morris Bart firm in Mobile. We’re the Mobile car accident experts. Through the course of my legal career, the vast majority of cases I have handled involve motor vehicle crashes. Motor vehicle crashes come in all varieties, and our firm is experienced with …

Client Satisfaction: The Key to Finding the Right Lawyer

Client Satisfaction: The Key to Finding the Right Lawyer

I live in D’Iberville and work in Biloxi, MS. I was recently on my way home from work when I was hit by a car that ran a red light. I was injured, and I am looking into hiring a lawyer to help me. How should I decide which is the best auto accident lawyer …

Not All Lawyers Are Alike: Choose The Right Legal Specialist

Not All Lawyers Are Alike: Choose The Right Legal Specialist

I live in Alexandria, LA and was recently rear-ended and injured in a car accident. I already have a lawyer who helped me draw up a will and they set up a power-of-attorney for my elderly parents. Can’t I just have them help me with my car accident? Why do I need a personal injury …

What Happens After “One Call”

What Happens After “One Call”

“One Call, That’s All” – Now What? So you’ve made that “One Call” and now you’re a Morris Bart personal injury client.  You might be wondering what happens next in the process, and what to expect from the day of the accident until the resolution of your claim.  You might even be wondering what exactly …