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Forms of Distracted Driving in Louisiana

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Distracted driving is a serious problem that results in catastrophic and deadly crashes in Shreveport and throughout Louisiana. According to the National Safety Council (NSC), approximately 9 people are killed in distracted driving crashes each day in the US alone. While many people often assume that talking or texting on a smartphone is the… Read More »

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Determining Motorcycle Crash Liability in Louisiana

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If you were recently injured in a motorcycle crash in the Shreveport area, you should be trying to determine: who is responsible for paying for my losses? Determining liability for a motorcycle injury can allow the injury victim to file a claim in order to seek compensation for medical care, lost wages, and more…. Read More »

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What is a Side-Impact Collision?

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Car crashes and automobile collisions have many different names depending upon how the wreck occurred and, in some cases, how many vehicles were involved. You might hear about, for example, a head-on collision (meaning a frontal collision, or crash in which two vehicles collide with one another while traveling in opposite directions), a rear-end… Read More »

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What is a Mass Tort Claim and Can I File One?

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Sometimes companies create dangerous or defective products that cause harm to many people, which means that there can be dozens, hundreds, thousands, or even more people who want to file a civil lawsuit against that company for the same type of injury. These types of “mass” injuries often involve defects or hazards in consumer… Read More »

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Age-Related Traffic Crashes and Senior Drivers

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Many different factors can come into play in a motor vehicle collision, from fatigue to distracted driving to alcohol intoxication. In addition, age can sometimes be a factor in a car crash. While most of us think of a very young driver — a newly licensed teenager, for example — when we think about… Read More »

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What Types of Evidence Do I Need to Prove Fault in a Car Crash?

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Few drivers in Louisiana anticipate being involved in a motor vehicle collision and needing to gather evidence in order to prove that another driver was at fault. While many car crash injuries can result in compensation through an insurance claim, there are also many cases where the injured person must file a civil lawsuit… Read More »

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Common Circumstances Leading to Wrongful Deaths

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How do wrongful deaths happen in Shreveport and across Louisiana? In order to understand some of the common causes of wrongful deaths, it is essential to understand what this legal term means. In any situation where someone dies, it might feel wrongful — as if that person should have had more time left. Yet… Read More »

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How to Document a Traffic Crash

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After any kind of traffic collision in the Shreveport area, it is essential to document the scene as well as you can so that you have the best case for seeking financial compensation through an insurance claim or a civil lawsuit. Certainly, it may be impossible in some circumstances to document a traffic crash… Read More »

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Car Crash Fatality Rates Higher in “Muscle Cars”

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A recent study conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) investigated the relationship between car crash fatality rates and vehicle type, looking specifically at muscle cars and other smaller passenger cars. The study determined that, even though this type of vehicle does not tend to be the smallest or most compact car… Read More »

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Long-Term Mortality Rates Increase in Brain Injury Patients

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What are the long-term consequences of a traumatic brain injury (TBI) even if a person seems to recover fully? According to a study published in JAMA Neurology and conducted by researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, “adults who suffered any head injury during a 30-year study period had… Read More »

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