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Semitruck crashes can lead to financial devastation for victims

Semitrucks are large and heavy vehicles that can do a lot of damage to smaller vehicles. When this occurs, the occupants of the smaller vehicle can suffer considerable injuries. These include things like brain or spinal cord injuries. In some cases, the person's life might be dramatically different after the crash than it was before.

Why physical therapy is often necessary for post-crash healing

It's not uncommon for people who have suffered injuries in a car accident to be dealing with the ramifications for weeks, months or even longer. Doctors can sew up lacerations and set broken bones. However, physical therapy is often needed to prevent underlying injuries from causing chronic pain or long-term mobility issues.

Drunk drivers can cause catastrophic or fatal crashes

Drunk drivers claim far too many lives each year. In fact, one out of every three fatal vehicle crashes has impairment as a named factor. Anyone who is on the road and sees signs of a drunk driver should try to remain away from that vehicle and alert the authorities, so they can determine what's going on with the driver. Unfortunately, many people make the decision to drive drunk, and innocent people are often the victims of that choice.

Are there factors that make a truck accident unavoidable?

Trucks are very large vehicles. Not only are tractor-trailers several times the length of your average sedan, but they also weigh anywhere from 20 to 30 times the weight of your average car. They can't be driven similarly. Truckers, in particular, need considerably more time to stop and maneuver their 18-wheelers.

What are regulators doing to try reduce intersection crashes?

Intersections are referred to by the U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) as "planned points of conflict in any roadway system". Yes, you read that correctly. If it concerns you that federal officials would refer to intersections as places where conflict is planned to occur, then that's a good thing. Everyone could stand to be a bit more cautious in and around intersections. They're quite dangerous after all.

How vicarious liability could help you make a car accident claim

If you have recently been involved in a car accident, your chance of gaining back significant damages may depend on your ability to show that the other party was to blame. If you were involved in a collision with a commercial vehicle, you could potentially have more options to show that they were at fault. This is because commercial drivers are held to higher standards than other drivers, and their employer may be liable through the legal theory of vicarious liability.

Does telemedicine increase the chances of malpractice?

Telemedicine is becoming an increasingly common way for doctors to see patients. Being able to see and talk to a doctor via Skype, FaceTime or other platform can be particularly beneficial for patients who don't live close to their doctor, for those who may not be able to drive or for patients who don't want to risk being exposed to other patients who may be contagious.

Distracted driving shouldn't ever happen

Distracted driving is a big problem throughout the Baton Rouge area. With the interstate and major thoroughfares snaking through the city, drivers must head out on the road only when they're ready to give their full attention to driving. Unfortunately, many people who live in Louisiana and those who are traveling through our beautiful state allow themselves to become distracted by various things.

Claiming damages after being hit by a drunk driver

Across the United States, it's illegal to drive a vehicle if your blood alcohol content (BAC) is .08% or higher. While most people make sure that they have not drunk any alcohol before getting behind the wheel, unfortunately, it's the case that some put other people's lives at risk by driving while drunk.

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