Accidents involving commercial trucks like UPS trucks can cause serious injuries and even death. If you have been involved in an accident with a UPS truck in New Orleans, you may be wondering what your legal options are. In this blog, our Harmon, Smith & Vourvoulias personal injury lawyers will discuss what you should do… Continue reading What to do after an accident with a UPS truck New Orleans
As you are leaving a friend’s 50th birthday party, your friend runs out to meet you. “Hey, have you been drinking?” he asks. You stop dead in your tracks. You have had a few beers, but you also ate a big dinner. Are you okay to drive? You didn’t accept that free martini. Perhaps you… Continue reading Your Best Friend: The Ignition Interlock
The holidays provide the perfect opportunity for fun with family and friends. There is nothing better than celebrating the day with festive food and drinks. A holiday weekend is certainly not the time to count the calories and watch the intake.Independence day was no exception. When celebrating America’s birthday and watching the fireworks, it is… Continue reading Independence Day Joyriders Include Football Star
On June 22, Alex Sheen could’ve spent his evening at the movies or with friends and family. He could’ve gotten in a workout or taken his dog for a leisurely walk. He could’ve spent the evening watching one of the latest movies on Netflix. Instead, Alex Sheen spent his Saturday night standing outside of a… Continue reading In One Night, This Man Saved People’s Money and Lives
“Some 90 percent of [car] accidents involve human error. What if we can make this go away?” These were the words of Chris Urmson, the director of Google’s self-driving car project. The day when humans no longer drive cars may be sooner than we think and the concept of “driving while impaired” will be no… Continue reading Self-Driving Cars to Eliminate Human Error and Car Accidents?
Most people only talk about blood alcohol concentration (BAC) when it comes to DWI charges. However, alcohol is not the only culprit of driving impairment. The New York Times recently published an article on the lack of attention that has been devoted to marijuana as a drug that impairs driving. When it comes to DWI… Continue reading Can Marijuana Impair Driving?
What does Ke$ha brush her teeth with in the morning? What brand of liquor does LMFAO like? What alcohol brand name does Snoop Dogg drop in his song “I Drink I Smoke”? If you know the answer to any of these questions, or if your child does, listen up. A recent study published last month,… Continue reading Pop Music Sings of Drinking without the Consequences
Driving while intoxicated is considered a relatively serious offense in Louisiana. When a person below the legal drinking age gets behind the wheel with an elevated blood alcohol concentration level, the consequences could be even more severe. This April, the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission focused their DWI Task Force patrols on motorists under the age… Continue reading Officers Target Underage Drinking and Driving
As the technology in cellphones increases, there is also an unfortunate increase in driver-distraction. People are texting, tweeting, checking their email, answering phone calls, and setting reminders while they should be paying attention to the road. As an auto accident attorney in New Orleans, I see the painful results of these actions all too often.… Continue reading Can I safely use my cellphone while driving?
As an experienced DWI attorney, I’m constantly watching for any DWI law news around the country. An article from LA Weekly recently caught my eye, highlighting an application that may help to reduce the number of people driving under the influence. As the law struggles to keep up with technology, a Santa Monica, California man… Continue reading DUI checkpoint alert app