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The Most Dangerous Areas in New Orleans For Accidents

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ccidents ong> ound the e

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t led to inju

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nd tgic de

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e

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eve

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t the bulk of the

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ith h

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much n

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ite up

list of some of the most d

nge

ous e

s in Ne

O

le

ns

hen it comes to

ccidents th

t le

ve people se

iously inju

ed

nd

o

se. It

ill not necessily be

complete list, but it should give you

n ide

of

HE

E TO LOOK OUT FO

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lk, d

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hen

n

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ns someone’s life upside do

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pishes fo

me to dive into like

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b

you. I

ecently investig

ted

h

t the st

tistics s

y

bout

ccidents in O

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ns P

ish,

nd

ell, one p

ticul

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point JUMPED OFF THE P

GE. I looked

t the d

t

fo

the most

ecent full ye

of st

tistics th

t

s

v

il

ble

t the time,

nd found th

t in th

t ye

lone, the

e

e

e 6,344 tffic

ccidents in

nd ound Ne

O

le

ns

esulting in f

t

lities o

inju

ies,

nd

nothe

13,680 c

shes th

t (fo

tun

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ll-in, th

t’s 20,024 cshes in the C

escent City.

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e th

n H

LF<

st

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ll those

ccidents h

ppened

t inte

sections. Mo

e th

n h

lf. Fo

comp

ison, on

vege, only

bout one-thi

d of

ll

ccidents st

te

ide h

ppen

t inte

sections e

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ccidents h

ppen

t inte

sections in Ne

O

le

ns > F MO

E OFTEN th

n most

ny

he

e else in the st

te. The s

me holds t

ue if you b

e

k those

ccidents do

n by c

tego

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O

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ns s

lmost h

lf of

ll its tffic f

t

lities, mo

e th

n h

lf of its t

ffic inju

ies,

nd mo

e th

n h

lf of its

ccident p

ope

ty d

m

ge, in

ccidents th

t h

ppened

t inte

sections in one

ecent ye

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Fo

l

ye

like me, th

t st

tistic is JUST BONKE

S. It m

kes me

sk:

h

t is it

bout Ne

O

le

ns th

t m

kes its inte

sections SO MUCH MO

E D

NGE

OUS th

n most of the

est of the st

te’s?

fte

ll, it’s no sec

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t inte

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he

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to design the s

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he

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t? My guesses

ould be:

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    o

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    o

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    eets. ong> NOL

    is

    n OLD, HISTO

    IC CITY. Like most met

    opolises th

    t go by th

    t desc

    iption, the Big E

    sy fe

    tu

    es

    net

    o

    k of n

    o

    st

    eets built du

    ing,

    nd fo

    , e

    lie

    times. The needs of the city’s businesses to keep supplied

    ith food, d

    ink,

    nd invento

    y—pticully est

    blishments in the Vieux C

    e but,

    e

    lly, eve

    y

    he

    e—compete

    ith those tight dimensions, sometimes

    ith<

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    ing C

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    l. Pedest

    i

    ns seek

    efuge f

    om c

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    ith potenti

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    ST

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  • ong>

    lcohol. ong> Ou

    f

    i

    city

    lso h

    s

    ell-dese

    ved

    eput

    tion

    s

    home to sensuous, sumptuous b

    cch

    n

    ls. Those

    ho

    ttend ou

    celebtions h

    ve been kno

    n to pt

    ke, sh

    ll

    e s

    y, of the m

    ny elixi

    s of the Gods. Some of those meym

    ke

    s un

    isely climb behind the

    heels of vehicles. Othe

    s st

    oll the st

    eets

    ithout

    c

    e

    nd, sometimes,

    ithout p

    ying much

    ttention to thei

    suoundings. Th

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  • ong>

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    st

    uctu

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    et th

    t the C

    escent City’s inf

    st

    uctu

    e h

    s seen bette

    d

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KE CE

T NE

O

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NS INTE

SECTIONS. Ou

city h

s m

ny be

utiful

nd exciting sights

nd sounds but p

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ill help to

void DIS

STE

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B

lconies

nd St

i

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Histo

ic buildings spo

ting b

lconies decoted in ought i

on line the st

eets seemingly eve

y

he

e you look in the Big E

sy. Come Cniv

l time those b

lconies host c

o

ds of

evele

s, m

ny of

hom le

n out ove

i

on

ilings in pu

suit of th

o

f

om

flo

t o

to

tt

ct someone’s

ttention belo

. M

ny of those meym

ke

s h

ve imbibed,

nd some of them le

n just

bit too f, o bit too he

vily…

T

ke it f

om

pe

son

l inju

y l

ye

ho kno

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bout tgic incidents in the C

escent City. ong>B

lcony f

lls e

thing ong>. They e NO JOKE.

ithout f

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f

om ilings giving y, o

f

om b

lconies coll

psing

ltogethe

.

heneve

I see one of these s

d sto

ies, I

onde

ho

m

ny mo

e f

lls go un

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ted in the ne

s, but still—get t

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ted

t

loc

l eme

gency

oom. Bet

een you

nd me, I bet it’s M

NY MO

E th

n you

ould expect. He

e’s

nothe

thing. To get to those b

lconies, NOLesidents

nd visito

s climb the st

i

s of

ging homes

nd businesses. Like eve

ything else in the histo

ic e

s of to

n, m

ny of these st

iells h

ve seen mo

e st

uctu

lly-sound d

ys, not to mention they e n

o

choke points th

t c

nnot

ccommod

te c

o

ds of people t

ying to climb

nd descend them

t the s

me time. One of the BIGGEST

nd BUSIEST

e

s of pe

son

l inju

y l

p

ctice, in my expe

ience, involves helping people

ecove

money

fte

they t

ke

n

ccident

l spill on someone else’s p

ope

ty

nd get se

iously inju

ed.

f

ll f

om

b

lcony o

st

i

c

n e

sily

esult in b

oken bones, ong>

ND TH

T’S IF YOU E LUCKY<

st

ong>.

o

se still, t

king

tumble c

n le

ve

n unfo

tun

te pe

son suffe

ing f

om

debilit

ting ong>t

um

tic bin inju

y ong>, o

f

cing

life t

nsfo

med by p

lysis

fte

suffe

ing ong>spin

l co

d d

m

ge ong>. So, he

e’s some mo

e

ise

dvice: H

ng on tight to those b

niste

s

nd ilings. If

b

lcony looks uncomfo

t

bly c

o

ded, s

y inside until sp

ce opens up. If you find you

self up

bove the st

eet

tching

p

de p

ss, ple

se oh ple

se don’t

e

ch out too f to c

tch th

o

. The

e

ill be mo

e coming you

y, I p

omise. ong>No need to go

isking you

life fo

be

ds

nd b

ubles. ong>

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O

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ns foll so

ts of me

ym

king. Obviously, the

e’s C

niv

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hich st

ts on Epiph

ny

nd ends in l

te Feb

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t d

s hund

eds of thous

nds of visito

s to Ne

O

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ns

t

ny given time. NOLlso d

s oodles

nd oodles of visito

s to J

zzFest in l

te

p

il-e

ly M

y, the Cibbe

n Festiv

l in June,

nd the Essence Festiv

l in July, not to mention H

llo

een, Ne

Ye

,

nd

eekends th

ough the f

ll

heneve

the S

ints e

t home.

In f

ct, I’m not going too f out ove b

lcony

iling (

EMEMBEH

T I TOLD YOU?) he

e in s

ying th

t it’s p

etty

e to come to Ne

O

le

ns

nd not find

c

o

d of people h

ving

good time. Th

t is

h

t the Big E

sy is kno

n foftell. Les bons temps

oule

do

n he

e

ll ye

ound. Th

t’s

good thing. Until it isn’t. C

o

ds, pties, b

lls, p

des,

nd conce

ts m

ke NOL

lively, ecst

tic pl

ce to visit. ong>Unfo

tun

tely, they

lso c

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te conditions ong> ong>

ipe fo

someone to get b

dly hu

t. ong> I’ve mentioned

couple of those conditions

l

e

dy. ong>NOTHING GOOD ong> comes

hen

n inte

section fills up

ith people

nd f

ustted d

ive

s

t the s

me time. B

lconies

nd st

i

ells in old buildings ove

flo

ing

ith people c

n e

sily become sites fo

T

GEDY

nd M

YHEM.

The f

ct is, ho

eve

, th

t

ny

he

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ke Cniv

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de

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ex

mple. ong> <

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ye

s deep,

ith

esidents

nd visito

s hoping fo nod

nd smile f

om B

cchus

nd some t

e

su

ed th

o

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m too m

ny people on

n

o

side

lk, mix in

fe

hu

ic

nes (the d

ink, I me

n)

nd

h

i

too much ze

l to g

the

up some be

ds,

nd you get people m

king ong>D

NGE

OUS

ND UN

ISE ong> decisions th

t

isk thei

o

n

ellbeing

nd th

t of othe

s. Don’t believe me? Check out<

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iption<> of the types of medic

l eme

gencies th

t c

n h

ppen du

ing Mdi Gs: B

oken

ists, hips

nd

nkles,

long

ith v

ious deg

ees of scpes to m

jo

l

ce

tions occu

. Besides the occ

sion

l p

de goe

un ove

by

flo

t o

some othe

vehicle, D

. Elde

s

id se

ious

eoccu

ing inju

ies e c

used by jumping ove

fences

nd othe

b

ie

s. Besides b

oken bones, jumping ove

ought i

on fences sep

ting m

ny of the side

lks f

om f

ont y

ds especi

lly upto

n le

d to se

ious leg, thigh,

nd sc

otum

ounds th

t hu

t even to ite

bout.

YIKES!

nd OUCH! (By the y, th

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de o

g

nize

s h

ve

deg

ee of “immunity” f

om being sued fo

inju

ies people sust

in

hile tching o

p

ticip

ting in

p

de. Telling

client th

t someone is immune f

om being sued is neve

the kind of ne

s I

nt to delive

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fe out the

e on the p

de

outes! ong>)

H

s

Ne

O

le

ns D

nge

T

ken

Toll on You?

Like

ny big city, Ne

O

le

ns h

bo

s unseen d

nge

s. I hope th

t I’ve educ

ted you

bout some of the mo

e signific

nt ones he

e, so th

t you neve

h

ve to

lk th

ough the doo

s of my office

nd

sk me to help you

ecove

d

m

ges.

s much

s ong>I LOVE MY JOB FIGHTING FO

F

IND JUST COMPENS

TION ong> on beh

lf of inju

ed Ne

O

le

ns

esidents

nd visito

s, ong>I LOVE IT MO

E

HEN PEOPLE ST

Y S

FE

ND SOUND<

st

ong>

nd le

ve Ne

O

le

ns

ith h

ppy memo

ies inste

d of b

oken bones (oo

se).

Ho

eve

,

h

t if one of the d

nge

zones of the C

escent City c

tches you up

nd le

ves you st

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ith

seve

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loved one.

h

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  • ong>See

    docto

    ight

    y.<

    st

    ong> I don’t ce ho

    much fun you

    e h

    ving oh

    t b

    nd pl

    ys next on the J

    zz Fest m

    in st

    ge. If you suffen inju

    y, ong> get to

    n eme

    gency

    oom ong>. You

    he

    lth is too impo

    t

    nt. Plus, if someone else c

    used you h

    m, those medic

    l

    eco

    ds

    ill p

    ove ong>ext

    emely useful<

    st

    ong> fo

    you

    lye

    to p

    ove li

    bility

    nd d

    m

    ges.<

    li>

  • ong>Be

    e insu

    nce

    djuste

    s

    nd f

    eebies. ong> This

    pplies especi

    lly to those of you visiting NOL

    fo

    v

    c

    tion. The

    e is

    lys isk th

    t the pe

    son o

    comp

    ny th

    t c

    used you

    inju

    y

    ill

    ecognize you don’t live he

    e,

    nd th

    t they (o

    thei

    insu

    nce comp

    ny) m

    y t

    y to “smooth things ove

    ith you fo quick d of c

    sh o

    even something less signific

    nt, like

    “comped” st

    y

    t you

    hotel o

    VIP p

    sses on

    p

    de

    oute. ong>Just. S

    y. Non!<

    st

    ong> (Th

    t’s C

    jun fo

    “No!”) The

    e is no such thing

    s f

    ee

    nything. T

    king quick compens

    tion in

    ny fo

    m c

    n

    mount to s

    c

    ificing you

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