Being involved in a motor vehicle accident can be a traumatic experience for road users in Louisiana. Emergency personnel respond quickly to accident scenes when lives have been lost or injuries are serious, and law enforcement generally investigates these incidents thoroughly. For minor collisions, however, the motorists involved usually file claims on their auto insurance policies to cover damages.
Louisiana residents who have been paralyzed may have limited treatment options. However, a new study from the University of Louisville School of Medicine will test the effectiveness of epidural stimulation in spinal cord injuries. The study, which has gained approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, will include 36 people who have a device implanted in their spinal cord that sends electricity though the nervous system.
Most drivers in Louisiana and around the country have either witnessed or been involved in a road rage incident. The pressures of modern life and the increasingly busy schedules of many Americans are among the reasons cited by experts for the alarming increase in road rage over the last few decades, but motorists may be able to reduce their chances of becoming embroiled in a dispute with an enraged driver by remaining calm and taking steps to deescalate tense situations.