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J.R. Whaley

Rideshare Insurance: What Uber and Lyft Drivers Should Consider  

Those working for popular ridesharing companies such as Uber or Lyft might be putting themselves at considerable risk by only having personal auto insurance.   Ridesharing drivers are required to carry auto insurance that conforms with state law and then the […]

J.R. Whaley

Distractions Cause Record Number of Pedestrian Deaths

Walking might still be the safest way to travel, but a new report released by the Governors Highway Safety Association shows that the risks have increased significantly. There has been an 11% increase nationwide in the number of pedestrian deaths […]

J.R. Whaley


As discussed last week, lost in the hub-bub about Volkswagen’s deception in fooling regulators about the emissions of its “clean” diesel engines is the very real economic damages of used car dealers who purchased VWs for resale.  Those small businesses […]

Chrissie Cole

Seatbelt Fines May Double In Louisiana

A bill that would double fines for driving without a seatbelt is being considered by a House Committee in Louisiana.
As of now, the fine for driving without a seatbelt is $25 for the first…

Chrissie Cole

Multi-Vehicle Crash Injures Two

Two people were injured in a car crash at the intersection of Plank and Harding in Baton Rouge on Monday morning.
The three-vehicle crash involved a motorcycle, a car and a truck.
The accident…

Jenny Albano

Teen Dead After Being Run Over by Float

A driver towing a float in a Carnival parade accidentally ran over and killed his 16-year-old brother.Clay Michael Sayer was standing between Kain N. Sayer’s pickup truck and the float behind it, talking to riders on the float during a brief stop around 5 p.m. Saturday, Trooper Scott Moreau said. The teen was pinned by the float when the truck started moving again, Moreau said.Kain Sayer, 21,…

Shannon Weidemann

Pedestrian Hit by Louisiana State Representative

A Louisiana State Representative hit a pedestrian in Terrebonne Parish with her car on Sunday. The pedestrian’s arm was broken in the car accident. State Representative Carla Dartez was driving the car. The accident took place on Bayou Black Road.Dartez failed parts of the field sobriety test but passed a breathalyzer test administered soon afterward with a “0.00” score, said Trooper Gilbert…

Shannon Weidemann

Baton Rouge Car Accident Injures Secretary of State

A car accident on Interstate 12 in Baton Rouge left the Secretary of State injured and in need of surgery. He had injuries to his chest, back, and pelvis. The two car accident happened last week. The driver of the other car was not injured. Dardenne was traveling in the center lane of Interstate-12 near its split with I-10 in Baton Rouge last Monday when his Infiniti veered to the right and…

Shannon Weidemann

Pedestrian Killed by Car in Norco

A 25-year-old man from Laplace was killed in a pedestrian accident in Norco on July 15th. He was leaving a bar when he walked in front of a Mitsubishi Galant. The victim had been drinking alcohol before the accident. The victim was killed around 5 a.m. today when he walked out of the Spillway Bar, 15641 Airline Highway, in Norco, and directly into the southbound lanes of travel, said Senior…

Shannon Weidemann

Single Car Accident in St. Tammany Parish

A man was killed in a single car accident near Covington/Bush on La. 40. He was driving eastbound when he failed to negotiate a curve in the road. He drove off the road and along a ditch. The victim then overcorrected to the left, crossed the roadway traveling about 60 feet and exited the other side of the roadway. The truck finally entered the ditch, rotated clockwise and overturned,…