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Motor vehicle injuries: policies and services

Motor vehicle accidents are, unfortunately, a common occurrence across the United States. This problem is even more apparent in highly congested cities and during busy road hours. Louisiana officials take certain measures to reduce the possibility of collisions and to ensure the safety of those involved in crashes, closely scrutinizing each accident to determine possible causes.

Louisiana Crash Data Reports works to equip the public with statistical data based on information obtained on traffic crashes in the state. The state, sheriff and local police agencies provide this information, which also includes a number of variables that cause collisions. Agencies then use this data to determine policy settings toward improving the safety of Louisiana's roads. The following agencies and organizations use the data provided on Louisiana's Crash Data Report:

  • Louisiana Highway Safety Commission
  • Department of Transportation and Development
  • The U.S. Congress
  • Vehicle design engineers

The effects a motor vehicle collision can have on an individual can be overwhelming, and at times physically debilitating. The Louisiana Department of Health offers a Traumatic Head and Spinal Cord Injury Trust Fund Program to help care for those who have suffered extreme physical damage from car accidents. The Louisiana Legislature created the THSCI in 1993 with Act 654. Individuals eligible for THSCI services must meet the definition of traumatic head or spinal cord injury and must be medically stable. Individuals also must be willing to accept treatment from advisory-board approved facilities, among meeting other requirements listed by the Louisiana Department of Health. The THSCI offers treatment to individuals, such as post-acute medical care rehabilitation, attendant care and therapies. 

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