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How can drunk drivers affect your safety?

In Baton Rouge, laws that aim to minimize or prevent driving while under the influence (DUI) make it so that drivers convicted of this crime will face severe penalties. Unfortunately, that alone isn't always enough of a deterrent. McGlynn, Glisson & Mouton, injury attorneys, are here to help if you find yourself involved with a drunk driver.

Are overcrowded emergency departments problematic?

Louisiana residents go to the emergency department of their local hospital in tough situations when immediate medical care is required. However, overcrowding is an issue across the state in many different medical branches. Emergency departments are not exempt, though the consequences for overcrowding here can be critical.

What hurdles do trucking companies pose to compensation?

Louisiana residents like you who get into a crash with an 18-wheeler or other commercial truck have the odds stacked against you. A truck driver will have the backing of their entire company, and they will often pull out all the stops to avoid taking a huge financial hit. McGlynn, Glisson & Mouton, injury attorneys, are here to help you stand against them.

Does trucking culture contribute to crashes?

Louisiana truckers, as well as any truckers who travel through the state, have just as much of a chance of getting into a wreck as any other driver on the road. However, some may argue that the culture surrounding the trucking industry actually increases their chances of getting involved in a crash.

What should you know about defective drugs?

Louisiana residents like you take medicines for a number of things. Whether it's a medication for a life-threatening ailment, painkillers for headaches, or even eye drops to soothe redness and itching, there are many different products you use possibly every day. So what's so important about drug defects?

Trucker had history of violations prior to fatal crash

People in Louisiana should be able to trust that truckers and other commercial drivers are strongly monitored and held to strict safety standards. People who operate these big rigs have a serious responsibility to do so in a manner that keeps other people on the roads free from harm. Unfortunately, these drivers are still able to make negligent choices. Even worse, it seems that there may be times when a truck driver is allowed to keep driving commercially even if they have a history of violations and unsafe driving practices.

5 Avoyelles Parish children die in fiery collision in Florida

Louisianians are mourning the loss of five children who lost their lives in a fiery collision involving two semitrucks just outside of Gainesville, Florida. The five children were traveling in a van with relatives and other members of the Avoyelles House of Mercy church and were on their way to a post-Christmas holiday at Orlando's Disney World.

Alcohol a major factor in holiday accident fatalities

Louisiana is known for its love of celebrations and these celebrations often involve enjoying alcoholic beverages. Unfortunately, it seems that people may not be respecting the need to drink responsibly by finding safe ways home such as identifying a designated driver or using ridesharing services, especially during the holidays.

Critics raise questions about the safety of fertility drugs

Couples in Louisiana who wish to become parents but have difficulty conceiving may turn to in vitro fertilization for help having a child. However, even though IVF and similar fertility treatments have resulted in the births of eight million babies in the last 40 years, the Washington Post reports that the industry may be taking advantage of people's wish for a child by overprescribing the drugs associated with IVF and glossing over their potentially negative effects on a woman's health.

Seven charges for Louisiana man in Christmas Eve hit and run

December holidays are notorious as a potentially deadly time of the year for drunk driving accidents. The perception is that motorists may indulge in too much alcohol at holiday parties and unwisely attempt to drive home. However, drunk driving accidents can and do happen at all times of the year, and despite the timing, a festive celebration does not appear to have been a factor in a Christmas Eve crash along Louisiana 34 in which a drunk driver allegedly rear-ended another vehicle and then left the scene.

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