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When Can My Child Ride Without a Booster Seat in Louisiana?

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In 1985, car seats were finally recognized as non-negotiable safety devices that became mandated by laws in all 50 states. This is because car seats can diminish the risk of child injuries in a car accident by up to 82%, while also reducing the likelihood of death by up to 28% compared to relying… Read More »

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Nighttime Pedestrian Injuries and Fatalities: What to Know

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There are many different reasons that Shreveport residents and visitors walk at night, from after-work exercise in their own neighborhoods to transportation. Yet walking after dark can be particularly dangerous when it comes to collisions involving automobiles. Often when pedestrians are injured in collisions with automobiles after dark, those pedestrians are walking from a… Read More »

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What is a Coup-Contrecoup Brain Injury?

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A coup-contrecoup brain injury is a type of traumatic brain injury commonly caused by traumatic accidents like car accidents. These injuries occur when the brain sustains damage at both the impact site and the opposite side due to rebound forces within the skull. Coup-contrecoup injuries resulting from the sudden acceleration or deceleration of the… Read More »

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New Study Addresses Pedestrian Injuries in Vehicle Crashes Versus Falls

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Pedestrian injuries in Shreveport and throughout Louisiana have multiple causes, but they usually involve collisions or falls. Collisions that harm pedestrians can involve pedestrians being struck by a motor vehicle, a bicyclist, an e-bike rider, or a city bus. While falls do result in a significant number of injuries, a recent study conducted by… Read More »

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What You Should Do After a Drunk Driving Collision

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Motor vehicle collisions — and serious and deadly injuries — resulting from impaired driving are extremely common in Louisiana, including in the Shreveport area. According to the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission, more than 40 percent of collisions that occur in the state are caused in full or in part by alcohol consumption. In other… Read More »

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Is Louisiana a No Fault State?

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Numerous insurance and legal considerations exist when it comes to recovering compensation after a car accident. One of the primary considerations for car crash victims is whether they reside in an at-fault state or a no-fault state, as this determines which insurance company they turn to for compensation: their own or the other driver’s… Read More »

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School Zone Collisions and Injuries

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Motorists in and around Shreveport have a duty to be responsible drivers and to avoid engaging in dangerous behaviors that could result in serious collisions with pedestrians. To be sure, severe pedestrian crashes and injuries can happen almost anywhere in Shreveport, but these dangers are especially pronounced in school zones. School zones throughout Caddo… Read More »

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How Long Does a Car Accident Settlement Take?

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In the aftermath of a car accident, the days and weeks that follow can be overwhelmingly stressful. Beyond the physical recovery from injuries, individuals often grapple with the financial aftermath, including mounting medical bills, lost wages, and necessary car repairs. In many cases, seeking financial recovery through an insurance claim or, for more severe… Read More »

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Louisiana Helmet Law

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Motorcycles are among the most dangerous and deadly roadway vehicles due to the minimal protection surrounding riders. That’s why motorcyclists must wear protective gear, including safety helmets, in the event of a crash. Despite this, many riders hit the roads with insufficient protective gear, leading to catastrophic injuries and fatalities. In 2021, U.S. motorcycle… Read More »

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Louisiana No Pay, No Play Law

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Despite the legal requirement for all drivers to carry car insurance, millions of motorists in the United States choose to drive uninsured anyway. Statistics from the Insurance Information Institute reveal that approximately 1 in 8 drivers nationwide, totaling around 28 million Americans, drive without the minimum coverage required by their state law. In Louisiana… Read More »

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