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Personal Injury Archives

Typical injuries from a car crash may not be obvious

Louisiana drivers understand the risks associated with getting behind the wheel, but many may not realize that injuries resulting from a car accident can sometimes take time to appear. While a broken bone or a laceration may be a clear sign of injury, after an accident, it is important to be aware of other common injuries that may become apparent in a few days.

Movie set fatality highlights importance of helmet laws

Louisiana motorists know they need to take added precautions when sharing the road with a nearby motorcycle, given the added risk the rider faces from exposure, and a recent motorcycle accident on the set of a movie has highlighted these concerns.

High contact sports and serious injuries

The approaching fall season brings the exciting events of a new school semester, fall holidays and, of course, football. Louisiana football season is much like any other in America, wherein a plethora of fans frequently gather to view the sport as a community. When one considers the physical injuries that can occur from contact sports, especially those pertaining to the spinal cord, the thrill of such sports can quickly appear grim. 

Hours of service rule aims to curb trucker fatigue

Louisiana residents know that commercial truck drivers often spend many long and lonely hours on the road. This can lead to an increased risk of driving while fatigued which can, in turn, increase the risk of an accident happening. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration monitors the trucking industry and has instituted rules designed to reduce the amount of fatigue that drivers experience. The goal of these rules is improved safety for drivers and the public.

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.

Charges upgraded to vehicular homicide in fatal crash

Louisiana residents who are themselves severely injured in motor vehicle accidents or who lose loved ones in senseless crashes understandably want to see justice served. The negligence of some drivers injures or kills far too many people in Louisiana and across the nation every year. In some situations, the quest for justice or compensation may not always be immediate but may well happen.

Different types of elder abuse

Do you have a parent, aunt, uncle or other loved one in Louisiana who can no longer live alone? This is a situation faced by many people around the south and the nation on a daily basis anymore and many families make the choice to move their relatives into nursing homes or other types of assisted living facilities. Even after taking the time to research a nursing home, it is understandable for relatives to worry about the level of care provided to the residents as many reports abound about abuse in nursing homes.

Medical Malpractice in Louisiana

While the majority of interactions with doctors and medical staff are positive, when a patient in Louisiana has been harmed by the actions of his or her medical professionals it can be a very difficult time. Although the state has a fund in place to help victims of medical malpractice, the process is not always a simple one. 

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