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Tired of Reading About Pedestrian Injuries?

By Bryan Fisher

Are you tired of reading about pedestrian injuries in Baton Rouge?  We are too but the reports keep coming. This time 28-year-old North Carolina man died Tuesday night, when he was struck by a car as he stood outside his vehicle partially parked on U.S. 190 in West Baton Rouge Parish, State Police said.   […]

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Pedestrian Struck by Vehicle on Burbank Drive

By Bryan Fisher

Pedestrian Struck by Vehicle on Burbank Drive One person has been taken to a local hospital after being hit by a vehicle on Burbank Drive. The incident happened Tuesday, April 9 in the 5900 block of Burbank Drive in front of the Wildwood Apartments near Lee Drive. Emergency personnel say the person hit was taken […]

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Another Pedestrian Hit By Car

By Bryan Fisher

Another Louisiana pedestrian has been hit by a car suffering serious injuries.   The driver is accused of getting behind the wheel at almost double the legal limit for alcohol consumption. Nicholas Presley, 38, was arrested on a count each of first-offense DWI, reckless operation, resisting an officer and negligent injuring, according to his Baton […]

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Another Pedestrian Struck and Killed by West Baton Rouge Sheriff’s deputy

By Bryan Fisher

Another pedestrian has been struck and killed by a West Baton Rouge Sheriff’s deputy. An on-duty West Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s deputy whose driver’s license had been suspended struck and killed a pedestrian early Friday while on the way to pick up inmates from a work-release site, said State Police spokesman Taylor Scrantz. Deputy Alberto […]

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2018 Worst Year for Pedestrian Deaths Since 1990s

By Chris Day

Fisher Injury Lawyers has regularly reported on pedestrian crashes in and around the Baton Rouge area and the overall lack of safety for pedestrians in the state of Louisiana. While pedestrian safety is clearly a problem in Baton Rouge, it has also been on the rise throughout the country. The Governors Highway Safety Association has […]

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Second pedestrian hit by a vehicle in four days.

By Bryan Fisher

Another pedestrian was hit by a vehicle on Florida Boulevard Tuesday afternoon. s Mike Chustz, spokesman for East Baton Rouge EMS, said the crash happened near the intersection of Florida Boulevard and North Eugene Street around 2:15 p.m. The man was hospitalized. This is the second pedestrian struck by a vehicle in that area in […]

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Another Pedestrian Killed by Car

By Bryan Fisher

Baton Rouge is not a pedestrian friendly city.  It does not accommodate pedestrians with sidewalks, crosswalks, cross signals or wide shoulders.  The result is among the highest rates in the United States of cars striking pedestrians.  And the pedestrians always loses. Another Baton Rouge pedestrian has been killed by a car. https://www.theadvocate.com/baton_rouge/news/crime_police/article_f6a76a5e-7ce6-11e8-b7dd-9b76b8e6cc67.html The most recent fatality […]

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Uber Accident Attorney: Hold Phone Companies Liable for Distracting Drivers?

By Clifford Tucker

Phones and apps are distracting drivers and apparently causing accidents. New York Vehicle and Traffic Law 1225-c makes using a cell phone while driving a violation. New York Vehicle and Traffic Law 1225-d applies to using electronic devices while driving. Some legislators support felony-level punishments for people who cause death or serious injury by driving […]

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NYC Uber Accident Lawyer: Ride Sharing Apps See 3x More Accidents in Past Two Years

By Clifford Tucker

Every NYC Uber accident causes questions about who should bear the cost of physical harm and property damage.  And the number of NYC Uber Accidents are rising.  The number has increased more than three times in the past two years.  534 in 2014 to 1,672 in 2016. Five deadly private cab car crashes occurred in […]

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Injured in an Uber Accident. Can I Sue Uber After an Accident?

By Clifford Tucker

Yes but let’s talk about how to actually build and win your Uber accident case.  Uber has a complex relationship with its drivers.  An Uber accident case might be litigated differently by whether it involves passengers, pedestrians, use of the App, or distraction by the App. There are some standard steps a person can do after any […]

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