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The Dangers of a Concussion

A boxer goes down after a mighty blow to the head. Two football players bump helmets during a tackle or head-first fall. You’re involved in a head-on collision. Each one of these situations can cause a concussion. Concussions Do Serious Damage to the Brain A concussion is a form of traumatic brain injury (“TBI”). It is an injury to the brain that affects thinking and other aspects of cognitive function. According to the American Society of Neuroradiology, 75% of all TBIs are concussions. Some concussions can be recovered from in a matter of days, but most take 3 weeks or more. Some of...

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Mechanical Issues are Huge When it Comes to the Big Rigs.

When it comes to legal investigations following a commercial trucking accident, most people look to the truck driver or the trucking company for negligence. For example, did the trucking company encourage drivers to drive over the required number of hours? Did they hire untrained drivers? Or, had the driver taken any drugs or alcohol? Was he texting and driving? These are just some of the usual (and normal) questions that are asked during any investigation of negligence in a truck accident case. While a thorough investigation of the company and the driver’s actions up to the time of the accident are a...

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U Better Not Text N Drive in LA.

The Pelican State is known for its relaxed, party-loving attitude. There’s nothing most Louisianans like better than kicking back with family and friends, having fun, eating great food, and letting loose with some fantastic jazz. But when it comes to driver safety and kids in a school zone, all that changes. Louisianans are serious about protecting their kids. In Louisiana, you cannot use your phone for any reason at all if you are driving in a school zone during school hours. Distracted Driver Laws. The fact that texting or using your cell phone while driving (i.e. “distracted driving”) is dangerous and downright negligent, should...

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How Trucking Companies Contribute to Truck Accidents.

When it comes to motor vehicle accidents and the issue of negligence, we generally think that it is the driver of the vehicle that is responsible whenever there is a crash. And for many car accidents, that may indeed be the case. But when it comes to trucking accidents—crashes involving 18-wheelers, tractor-trailers or other big, commercial vehicles—things are never quite so simple. While the truck driver can be at fault for an accident certainly, sometimes it’s not just the truck driver who failed to comply with his duty of care. Oftentimes trucking companies are responsible as well.. The Trucking Industry is Highly Regulated. Trucking...

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Just in an Accident With a Big Rig? Do This.

Getting into an accident with any kind of vehicle is upsetting. But if you are in an accident with an 18-wheeler or commercial truck that can weigh as much as 80,000 pounds, you won’t just be upset—you just might come unglued. Big rigs wreak enormous havoc when they are involved in an accident with a passenger car.  The injuries to the people in the car can be catastrophic or can result in someone’s death. Recovering from injuries received in a crash with a big rig can take months or years; if you recover at all. Accidents involving big rigs are governed by...

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The Real Dangers of Distracted Driving.

You’re driving down Interstate 10 and you hear it. That little “bing” on your phone that tells you that you have a text message.  Do you read it? Well, you know you shouldn’t. You know texting and driving is dangerous. So you tell yourself, “I won’t really read it; I’ll just take a peek….” The next thing you know, your car is careening around the highway, and you end up in a crash. The Danger is Real. According to statistics, 25% of all motor vehicle crash fatalities are caused by distracted driving (talking or texting while driving). On average, every day there are...

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At the Scene of a Car Crash, Don’t Do This.

You may have seen lots of articles that tell you what you should do if you are involved in a car crash. But what about what you should not do? Other than leaving the scene, here’s the one thing you should never do if you are involved in a car accident… Make A Deal With The Other Driver.   The one thing you should never do if you are in a car accident—no matter how minor the accident may be—is to make a deal with the other driver—on anything. Do not agree not to report the accident to the police. Do not agree not...

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What You Can Do To Prepare for Your Personal Injury Lawsuit.

When it comes to personal injury cases, it’s never easy trying to deal with the pain and emotional upheaval that the carelessness of another person causes. Innocent victims and their families have to face the unexpected financial, emotional and physical burdens that another’s negligence causes. On top of that, they may have to face the rigors of litigation. While never a path people want to go down, sometimes litigation is the only way innocent victims can get the compensation they deserve. It should come as no surprise that litigation is stressful. When you are also dealing with the physical, mental and emotional...

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What Steps You Should Take Immediately After a Car Accident.

If you are in any kind of car accident, there are a number of steps that you should take immediately to protect yourself at the scene and your interests if you later file a personal injury claim. Here are just 4 things you should do immediately at the scene of a car accident. Stop and Stay. The first thing you need to do is to stop. It is against the law to leave the scene of an accident. Even if it’s just a minor fender-bender, you are still required to stop your vehicle. If you don’t stop, but keep going,...

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4 Things You Can Do to Ride Safely and Avoid Motorcycle Accidents.

Riding a motorcycle in the city, on the highway or even down a country road can be fun, but risky. Motorcycle accidents are not uncommon, and when they occur, the injuries to a rider can be catastrophic—even if you are wearing leathers and a helmet. According to the Louisiana Crash Data Reports, 8.67% of all fatal driving accidents occurring in the state in 2017 involved motorcycles. The statistics show that riding a motorcycle in Louisiana increases your chances of being involved in a fatal accident. So if you are going to ride in the Pelican State, it makes sense for you to...

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