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Car Accident Safety January 31, 2017

NOT WEARING A SEATBELT IN A CAR ACCIDENT

It is crucial to wear a seatbelt in a vehicle when is moving. According to CDC Injury Center, more than half of teens 13-19 years old, and adults aged 20-44 years who died in crashes in 2014 were unrestrained at the time of the accident. Seat belts can reduce injury and death rates by 50%! […]

Car Accident Recent News Safety January 12, 2017

NEW TRAFFIC CAMERAS IN NEW ORLEANS

Starting on January 9, new traffic cameras will photograph and fine speeders in New Orleans. Motorists caught traveling more than six mph over the speed limit in school zones will be cited. Mayor Mitch Landrieu’s administration said that the revenue from the cameras would be used to help close budget gaps in 2017, although Landrieu […]

Car Accident Practices Safety January 10, 2017

PERSONAL INJURY: RAILROAD CROSSING

Drivers getting near a train crossing may be unable to see an oncoming train if their sight is obstructed by trees or vegetation around it. Perhaps, the crossing signal or gates are not installed correctly, broken, poorly marked, or improperly maintained, and they fail to alert drivers of an oncoming train. By law, trains moving […]

PERSONAL INJURY: TRAIN ACCIDENT

Although the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Railroad Administration, and other government organizations make many efforts to ensure public safety and reduce the number of train accidents, there are still numerous injuries and wrongful deaths caused by trains. As neither humans nor machines are free from error, malfunctions regularly occur. Some of the most common […]

Car Accident Legal Advice Safety January 3, 2017

PERSONAL INJURY: BUS CRASH

Buses are a very common way of transport in Louisiana and are used by thousands of people each day. They are a convenient and environmentally friendly way to get about, but traveling by bus does carry a certain element of risk. Whenever you step onto a bus, your safety relies mostly on the bus driver. […]

Car Accident Medical Safety November 8, 2016

10 CAUSES OF 18 WHEELER ACCIDENTS

Truck accidents are far more widespread than most people think. They are responsible for thousands of injuries every year in the United States. These accidents can happen for many reasons, and they have the potential to be severe because of the vehicle size and weight. Here are ten factors that can lead to an 18-wheeler […]

Car Accident Medical Safety November 1, 2016

NECK INJURIES AFTER A CAR CRASH

A very common trauma associated with car accidents are neck injuries. Neck injuries occur when muscles and ligaments in the neck are stretched or pulled. Signs and symptoms of whiplash include neck pain, stiffness, and headaches. Severe cases present chronic neck pain and other ongoing complications. The severity of the injury may result from the […]

Car Accident Medical Safety October 20, 2016

CHEST INJURIES IN A CAR CRASH

Thoracic injuries are common after a car accident. The damage could be caused by blunt force or penetration. Penetrating chest injuries can lacerate or injure lungs, heart or major blood vessels. Symptoms of chest trauma can be roughly the same, regardless of whether the trauma was blunt force or penetrating. These include; difficulty breathing, hypotension […]

Car Accident Medical Safety October 17, 2016

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT SOFT TISSUE INJURIES

When a motor vehicle accident occurs, the impact of the crash will make everyone inside move abruptly and roughly. The force of the impact can cause soft tissue to stretch considerably, resulting in significant damage. This jolt movement very often can cause injuries. Soft tissue injuries are the ones involving non-bony parts of the body, […]

Car Accident Safety October 13, 2016

HEAD INJURIES CAUSED BY CAR CRASHES

Head injuries are one of the most common injuries resulting from a car crash. Traumatic brain injuries can have long-lasting consequences, even if the injury doesn’t appear to be severe at the time of the accident. Head Injuries are classified into two types: Open head Closed head Open head injuries happen when the scalp and […]

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