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Recent Franklin, LA Accident News

The number of fatal crashes in Louisiana is above the national average. While it does not rank in the country’s list of top states with the highest number of accidents, the statistics indicate that Louisiana’s number of accidents is in the higher range. Surveys indicate that driving while impaired and reckless driving is the leading causes of these accidents.

Louisiana Accident FAQ

The most common causes of car accidents in Louisiana include distracted driving, reckless driving, and driving while impaired. 

Louisiana is not a no-fault state. It is a “tort” state which means that the victims of the crash need to prove that the other person was the cause of it before they receive any compensation. 

You have one year to file a property damage or personal injury claim in Louisiana. If you file it after the one-year time period, the defender will be allowed to file a motion to dismiss your claim. 

The Orleans Parish has the most accidents reported despite being the parish with the second-most population. East Baton Rouge Parish comes a close second.

In Louisiana, the fault is determined based on a “pure comparative negligence” standard. This means that each driver involved in an accident is responsible for their relative liability or percentage of fault in the accident.

Yes. According to Louisiana Revised Statutes 32:398, you are required to call the police immediately after an accident. 

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