Sidewalks and crosswalks are intended to keep pedestrians safe in Louisiana, but sometimes motorists who are distracted fail to pay proper attention to these areas. As a result, pedestrians might end up being struck by vehicles, which can lead to serious injuries or even death. In these situations, the at-fault parties may be held liable for the pedestrian accidents through the civil court system.
Distracted driving is a rampant problem, both in Louisiana and across the country. As more drivers have smart phones and access to technology in their vehicles, distracted driving will not diminish anytime soon. Distraction involves various different types of behaviors, but the result is a driver who is unfocused and a threat to every other person on the roads.