State police have worked on over 200 motor vehicle accidents on Interstate 10 after icy weather conditions consumed Southern Louisiana last Friday. Governor Bobby Jindal declared a “state of emergency” on Friday and local law enforcement urged citizens to stay off the road until the weather cleared up. Stretches of I-10 were closed until Saturday when conditions finally began to improve. Two people were killed when their vehicles lost control on separate icy I-10 overpasses on Friday.
Driving in icy conditions requires motorists to take extra precautions while operating their vehicle in bad weather in order to avoid losing control. Drivers should reduce their speed, keep their eyes focused on the roads at all times, and maintain extra distance between other vehicles on the road. If a motorist fails to take these necessary precautions, he could lose control of his vehicle and could collide with another motorist on the road or a pedestrian walking on the sidewalk. A motorist who drives recklessly or negligently in bad weather conditions may be liable for damages for any injuries caused by their actions. If you or a loved one has been injured in a motor vehicle accident during bad weather conditions, you should immediately consult a skilled personal injury attorney who can help protect your rights.
The personal injury attorneys at Broussard & David have the lengthy courtroom experience necessary to take on all kinds of auto accident claims. If you or a loved one has been injured in a motor vehicle accident, contact the attorneys at Broussard & David to discuss your legal rights at (337) 233-2323 (local) or (888) 337-2323 (toll-free).