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What Happens if You are Partially At Fault for Your Motorcycle Accident?

Motorcycle drivers are probably better known for dressing all in black, lane splitting and speeding than they are for wearing neon orange and driving carefully and conservatively. Not surprisingly, the number one statement made by passenger car drivers involved in accidents with a motorcycle is “I never saw him.” Motorcycle Accidents and Injuries When it comes to motorcycle accidents, the injuries suffered by the rider are almost always severe. Because they are unprotected, except by a helmet and a little bit of leather, motorcycle riders who are hit by a passenger car frequently suffer serious,  if not fatal, injuries. In addition to the emotional damage caused by a crash, these injuries...

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A Few Things to Know About Car Accidents and Traffic Citations.

It’s bad enough to be involved in a car accident. It’s worse if you are cited with a traffic violation at the scene. Traffic Citations and Who is “At-Fault” If you are issued a citation at the scene of an accident by the police, it is pretty strong evidence that you were “at fault” for the car crash—especially if you were the only driver involved who was cited at the scene. Being issued a traffic ticket does not mean that it is a completely foregone conclusion that you will be found to be at-fault for the accident, of course, but it is pretty damning evidence against you. It...

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How You Can Get a Copy of the Police Report After Your Car Crash.

Following a car accident, if you have to bring a lawsuit against the at-fault party to recover for your injuries and property damages, one of the most important documents you can have is the police report made at the scene of the crash. But what if you were too injured or upset to get a copy of the report at the time of the accident? Can you still get a copy of the police report? Yes. Why Police Reports are Important A car accident report (also called a “car crash report”) is important because it has all the details of the incident. It provides information about the people and cars involved...

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A Brief Look at Car Accident Reports in Louisiana.

If you have been involved in a car crash in the State of Louisiana, you have plenty to think about and plenty to do. Because it is very difficult to think straight after having been involved in an accident, the best thing you can do is prepare yourself before an accident occurs. In today’s post, we hope to help you do that. Reporting an Accident In the immediate aftermath of a car crash, your first priority is calling the police and getting yourself (and anyone else) the medical attention they need. After that, you can consider doing other things, like gathering evidence (pictures) and information (witness statements; exchanging information). However, there...

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2 Ways Physical Therapy Can Help You Recover From Your Car Accident.

A car accident can leave you with any number of physical, mental or emotional injuries. Some may heal quickly; others can change your life forever. It is universally accepted that one of the most important things you should do immediately after an accident, is to seek out medical attention. If you have been injured in a car accident, receiving proper medical care continues to be important long after you have left the hospital. Follow-up care can decrease the time it takes for you to recover from your injuries. One type of medical care that frequently proves helpful is physical therapy. Physical therapy is care that aims to ease pain and...

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What Types of Injuries are Associated with 3M Military Earplugs?

If you are a veteran or active military (and even if you are not) you may have heard about the recent whistleblower lawsuit against 3M Company (“3M”) for manufacturing and knowingly selling defective military earplugs to the United States government. As noted in several of our other blog posts, briefly, what happened is that between the years of 2003 to 2015, defense contractor, 3M sold dual-end earplugs (“3M Combat Arms TM Earplugs”) to the U.S. Government, which issued the earplugs to all active military servicemen and women. The earplugs were supposed to protect the servicemember’s ear canals from damaging noises from gunfire or explosions during training or active combat. Unfortunately...

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Need to Hire a Good Workers’ Compensation Attorney? Here’s What You Should Look for.

If you have suffered a serious injury at work or work-related illness, it can be advisable for you to file a workers’ compensation claim. However, because the area of workers’ compensation is a complicated one, it is also advisable that you don’t try to handle your claim all by yourself. Instead, you should look for and hire competent workers’ compensation counsel. But how can you know if the attorney you are considering is good or not? Well, here are a few things to look for when you are hiring workers’ compensation counsel. Indicators of a Good Quality Attorney Years of Experience. They don’t call it the “practice” of...

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Car Accidents and Louisiana’s Child Restraint Laws

Getting into a car crash is bad enough, but when there are children in the car, an accident can be devastating. If you have children in the car, in addition to driving safely and obeying all traffic laws, there is something else you can do to try to keep your children safe. What is it? Use the proper child restraint. Child Restraint Laws According to statistics, car accidents are a leading cause of death among children under the age of 12. Car restraint laws have been put in place in an effort to curb these tragic statistics. In Louisiana, we take our children’s safety very seriously. Child seats can reduce the risk...

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How Should Your Military Earplugs Fit?

If you are active military serving in combat zones or training for combat, properly fitting earplugs are critical to protect you from permanent partial or full damage to your hearing. Military Earplugs Injuries incurred while serving in the military are not uncommon. Combat and combat training conditions expose servicemen and women to a number or risks. Top among them are hearing loss and hearing-related conditions like tinnitus. Military combat training exposes service members to high-decibel sounds from gunfire and explosions that, without proper hearing protection, can cause life-changing hearing loss or related problems over time. Unfortunately, if you served in the military during the years of 2003 to 2015, you may have...

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3M Military Earplugs: What Went Wrong?

Military service is all about sacrifice. When you join the military, you agree to sacrifice life and limb to protect your country. You accept that. You expect that active duty may expose you to enemy fire and that you could be injured or killed. What you don’t expect —or accept or agree to—is that you could be permanently injured because a government contractor knowingly sold defective products to the U.S. government, which then issued that safety gear to you.  This, is the basic story involving 3M Company’s Combat Arms Earplugs Version 2, (“CAEv2”  or “3M Combat Earplugs”). What Happened? During the years of 2003 to 2015, a company called “3M Company”...

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