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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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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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A Common Cause of Car Accidents—and it’s not Texting and Driving

After the invent of cell phones and texting, one of the major causes of car accidents is “distracted driving.” While “distracted driving” can also refer to eating, brushing your hair or putting on your lipstick while driving, it has more commonly come to mean texting and driving. And while texting and driving is known to be even more dangerous than drinking and driving, there is another cause of driver error that is even more dangerous and more common. What is it? It’s driving while you are tired. Drowsy Driving Driving while fatigued is a major cause of motor vehicle accident collisions. Many people underestimate just...

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The Importance of Trucking Logbooks

When two passenger cars get into an accident, things are generally pretty straight-forward. The parties exchange information, the police are called and make a report, pictures are taken, and the names and addresses of any witnesses are taken down. All of this later is used to investigate which driver was at fault (or to what degree each driver was at fault) and for evidence in a later claim or lawsuit. But when there is an accident between a passenger car and a commercial truck, like an 18-wheeler, tractor-trailer or other big rig, nothing is that simple. Trucks and the Federal Law Commercial trucking...

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3 Things That Can Cause A Commercial Truck to Jackknife

We share the road with commercial trucks every day. Our national economy relies on commercial trucking and truck drivers. But there’s no getting away from the fact that big rigs can be dangerous. A crash between a passenger car and an 80,0000 ton truck can mean catastrophic injuries or even death. Nor are trucking crashes limited to affecting only one passenger car. There are times when a truck accident can involve multiple cars. As when a tractor-trailer jackknifes. Jackknifing and Tractor-Trailers When an 18-wheeler or tractor-trailer skids, and the trailer swings out onto the side of the cab, forming an “L” or “V”...

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What is Spoilation of Evidence?

People don’t always play by the rules. Especially when to do so will cost them a lot of money. Take personal injury cases, for example. In some personal injury cases, the victim’s injuries can be catastrophic and the defendant’s negligence (carelessness; breach of duty) can be clear. Which means, if there is clear evidence showing that the defendant was negligent, it is going to cost him/her a lot of money if a judge or jury find him liable. So what happens? Well, sometimes, a defendant facing a pending lawsuit will either destroy or not save the damming evidence. When evidence that is important to...

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Airplanes Have Them and So Do Commercial Trucks. The Commercial Truck Black Box.

In the (thankfully) rare instances when an airplane crashes, airline companies and the federal government need information to find out what went wrong, to prevent it from happening again. They do this by means of a “flight recorder” also known as a “black box.”(Why this is so when flight recorders are actually orange, is anyone’s guess.) A flight recorder is an electronic recording device that is in the aircraft. Its purpose is to record the airplane’s flight history. In the event of a crash, the information on the flight recorder can assist officials in investigating the cause of the crash. Commercial Trucks...

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Emerging Treatments for Mesothelioma

Mesothelioma is an aggressive cancer that is caused by inhaling asbestos fibers that lodge in the lining of the lungs, abdomen or heart. For decades, the treatment of mesothelioma has remained the same: consisting of a combination of surgery, chemotherapy and radiation. Surgery Surgery has long been the generally accepted means of improving a mesothelioma patient’s life expectancy. Many doctors believed that removing visible tumors and nearby tissue was the best way to kill the cancerous mesothelioma. Using the maximum amount of radiation and chemotherapy was also a prevalent approach to treating mesothelioma. But that approach is now changing. Many doctors are now taking...

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