Home    Home    Blog    4th of July Accidents in Louisiana

4th of July Accidents in Louisiana

To avoid car and boating accidents during your 4th of July weekend, our injury attorneys at Murphy Law Firm want to share how to stay safe on the road!
Jun 20, 2022

4th of July Accidents? Need Help? Our injury lawyers fight for you!

Fourth of July is a great holiday to spend some quality time with loved ones. Whether you are getting together for a barbeque or to watch fireworks with friends, a lot of vehicles will be hitting the roads this weekend. In fact, the Fourth of July is one of the deadliest times in Louisiana and Baton Rouge. During this weekend, we see many accidents and personal injuries from cars, boats, and motorcycles. The National Safety Council estimates around 500 people will die this Fourth of July weekend. Regardless of how you will be celebrating, you and your loved ones should take extra precautions. Here are some tips to keep you safe from our team of experienced injury lawyers


Motorcyclists in Louisiana had over 5,000 deaths and more than 84,000 injuries in the year 2020. Whether you are a new to riding motorcycles or a veteran, the Fourth of July can be a risky time to take a ride. Remember to take these precautions to avoid motorcycle accidents:

  • Stay out of blind spots
  • Watch for construction zones
  • Be cautious when changing lanes
  • Always wear helmets, gloves, and protective clothing.


In Louisiana many families enjoy spending the Fourth of July out on the water. In fact, the Fourth of July is known to be one of the busiest holidays on the water. Whether you’re cruising on Lake Pontchartrain, riding through False River, or boating around Lake Maurepas, our personal injury attorneys recommend the following to avoid any boating accidents:

  • Do not consume alcohol if you are operating a vessel
  • Wear a lifejacket while on the water
  • Have extra safety equipment onboard and take a boating safety course
  • Most importantly, maintain a safe speed!


The death rate for drunk drivers in Louisiana is 5.2, which is significantly higher than the national average of 3.2. The Louisiana State Police typically increase their patrols during the Fourth of July weekend. The Baton Rouge police will also be paying special attention to speeding, aggressive and drunk drivers. If you are traveling this holiday weekend, our injury attorneys have three simple rules to ensure your safety and avoid DUI accidents:

  • Wear your seat belt
  • Drive the speed limit
  • Designate a driver if you have been drinking

Comfort with Murphy Law Firm

Our Family at Murphy Law Firm wants you to be safe. Holidays are meant to be celebratory although we have seen accidents happen time and time again. If you’re caught in an accident or need any help from an Attorney, visit our office in Baton Rouge or call our office (225) 269-4928.

We Will Come To You

Free Consultation

Proudly serving the state of Louisiana for nearly 30 years