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November 2017 Archives

How much is your Louisiana personal injury case worth?

When you get injured in a car accident, you may wonder if it is even worth pursuing a claim against the responsible party. The answer is most likely yes. Even if the accident appeared to be minor, injuries that have major consequences can sometimes take time to cause symptoms. The most notorious of these is traumatic brain injuries.

How concussions are diagnosed

Among traumatic brain injuries, concussions are one of the hardest to define. Though physicians 10 or 15 years ago would have said that a concussion is a loss of consciousness following a traumatic injury, that's not the case now. Residents of Louisiana may want to know just what is involved in a concussion because it happens more often than some might think.

3 injuries that can result from an 18-wheeler accident

Accidents can happen at any time and for any reason. Looking away from the road for a single moment can cause a major collision, and another driver’s unsafe maneuver could lead to a pileup. It often seems that some vehicles are riskier on the road than others, though. Semi-trucks, for example, often pose unique risks to other drivers — and these risks can culminate in severe injuries if a crash occurs.

Traffic accidents surge each year on Thanksgiving

Many Louisiana residents look forward to Thanksgiving gatherings with great anticipation, but government crash data suggests that they should take great care if they plan on traveling by road to reach them. More fatal traffic accidents take place during the Thanksgiving long weekend than during any other public holiday according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's Fatality Analysis Reporting System, but there are steps that motorists can take to reduce their chances of being involved in a crash.

What are the types of brain injury?

The brain is responsible for much more than just the physical body. It is also responsible for emotion, intelligence, personality and consciousness. Therefore, a brain injury can affect way more than just your head: It can permanently, fundamentally alter your human nature.

Wildlife-related accidents increase during fall season

Daylight saving time ended in Louisiana and around the country on Nov.5. This means that motorists will now be making their afternoon commutes as darkness descends. Accident rates tend to be higher during the early evening, and this is particularly true in November when drivers are getting used to fewer daylight hours and wildlife is especially active. The Colorado Department of Transportation reports that wildlife collisions surge each November, but there are steps that drivers can take to protect both animals and other motorists.