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May 2018 Archives

Truck crashes a problem in Louisiana

Whether as a driver or as a passenger you have no doubt come up alongside of a semi truck or other very large commercial vehicle in Louisiana. This experience can lead to a moment when you become all to aware of just how much larger these rigs are than your standard passenger vehicle. This significant size difference can become a big factor in a crash. The need for truckers to operate their vehicles safely is hugely important to all people.

Falls, medications and infections in medical errors

Louisiana residents who have heard reports about serious medical errors might wonder what types of things occur so that they know what to watch for when they themselves are patients or when their family members need medical care. The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has indicated that at least 720,000 people every year develop infections when staying in hospitals. That is on top of the estimated 440,000 fatalities every year that are said to be linked to medical mistakes.

Adding coverage for uninsured/underinsured drivers is smart

If you drive a vehicle in Louisiana, state law requires that you carry liability insurance on your vehicle. Many people assume that as long as they pay their premiums on time, they won't have to worry about any financial consequences related to a crash caused by another driver. Sadly, that isn't always the case, and you could find yourself holding the bill after a wreck caused by a driver with inadequate insurance.

Baby and child killed by negligent driver

Louisiana residents may understandably be upset and even angry when they hear about reckless drivers that cause accidents on area roads and highways. The choices made by people can have lifelong ramifications for those that are injured or who lose loved ones as a result of the crashes that ensue. When the people who are killed or maimed by negligent drivers are children and infants, the level of anger and upset can be even greater.

Why do I need a second opinion?

If you or someone close to you has been experiencing health problems in Louisiana, it is always important to remember that it is the patient's right to be informed and understand all diagnoses and treatment recommendations. In some situations, a doctor may tell a patient that there is nothing wrong with them despite the fact that the person knows something is not right. In other cases, a doctor may make a diagnoses and suggest treatment but the patient may not feel completely comfortable with the information.

Sleep apnea and motor vehicle crashes

There are many risk factors which can cause a motor vehicle collision, from driving while intoxicated to inclement weather such as blizzards and heavy rain. With that said, some people suffer from medical conditions which can also increase the chances of a wreck, such as sleep apnea. For those who have sleep apnea, it is essential to understand how this condition can affect driving and seek treatment right away. Unfortunately, some drivers ignore the risks associated with sleep apnea and claim that it does not affect their driving.

Seasonal allergies and the likelihood of a crash

So many different factors play a role in the prevalence of motor vehicle crashes, from those who drive during poor weather conditions (icy roads or snow, etc.) to reckless drivers who choose to get behind the wheel when they are intoxicated. With that said, there are other factors that contribute to traffic wrecks and may be overlooked by some drivers. For example, those who suffer from seasonal allergies may be more likely to cause a collision during certain times of the year.

Deaths in hit-and-runs a problem in New Orleans

Whether walking, jogging or riding a bicycle to get some exercise or simply enjoying the ability to stroll along a sidewalk or path as the days of spring get longer, people in Louisiana should be able to trust that they will be safe engaging in these pleasant activities. However, the reality is that when it comes to sharing the road with motorists, nobody may be safe all of the time. Of the many types of accidents that trouble the region, one in particular is the hit-and-run.

Battle continues over video camera use

In today's society, it is not an uncommon experience to have to figure out how to provide care for an aging parent or other elderly relative. Many Louisiana families struggle with not only how to ensure their loved ones are properly cared for but are also safe. Too many instances of elder abuse or neglect have happened in the very facilities tasked with caring for and protecting older people.

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