Mardi Gras is not just a one-day event, but rather a whole season of festivities, parties, and unique cultural celebrations steeped in history and tradition. New Orleanians love any excuse to party, which makes Mardi Gras their month-long Super Bowl of libations, masquerade balls, costumes, parades, party beads, and epic revelry. Mardi Grass season begins in early January, building in intensity until its celebratory culmination on Fat Tuesday, which is the day before Ash Wednesday—the first day of Lent. Mardi Gras is supposed to be a celebration of life preceding the fasting, reflection, and simple living that takes place during Lent. This year the Mardi Gras carnival season begins on January 5, 2018 (which is Twelfth Night—the Christian holy day of Epiphany) and Fat Tuesday falls on February 13, 2018.
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! It’s also one of the most dangerous times of the year to be out on the road. To help decrease the likelihood of a car accident and minimize the stress of driving during the busy holiday season, we have prepared a list of safe driving tips for you to follow. The first four tips are included in this instant blog. Additional tips will be included in the subsequent, second part of this blog.
Here on the Jones Law Firm Blog, we recently published a blog entitled “Time is of the Essence: Statute of Limitations for Car Accident Personal Injury Claims in Louisiana.” Just to recap, this blog provided our readers with a general introduction to the legal concept of statute of limitations. It also informed our readers that pursuant to Louisiana Civil Code Article 3492, the statute of limitations (known as “prescription”) for car accident personal injury actions in Louisiana is one year. The “clock” for this one year deadline to bring a legal action for personal injury begins on the day of the car accident where injury was sustained.
Unfortunately, car accidents occur every day in Louisiana. A car accident is one of the most traumatic events that many people will ever experience in their life. The time following a car accident, especially when it results in serious injuries, is a complicated, confusing, and emotionally-charged time.
You’ve just been involved in car accident—now what? As outlined in the Car Accident Practice Areas Section on the Jones Law Firm website, these are the five steps you should take if you have been in a car accident in Alexandria, LA or surrounding Parishes: 1) Call the police; 2) Exchange information with others involved; 3) Take photos; 4) Report the accident to your insurance company; and 5) Contact an auto accident attorney in Alexandria, LA.
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