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Bicycle Accidents

Why some bike helmets offer better protection than others

Most serious bicyclists as well as many who simply ride for fun and a bit of exercise wear helmets. Although Louisiana law only mandates bike helmets for those under 12, they can help protect against serious head injury. The right helmet can also reduce wind resistance and improve your speed. Just how much do helmets reduce the risk of serious head injuries? While some brands

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Motor Vehicle Accidents

How can airbags cause permanent hearing loss?

There’s no dispute that airbags do what they’re meant to do – help prevent serious injuries and save lives. The force of a deploying airbag can cause injuries itself. With the exception of the serious injuries caused by defective airbags, most airbag injuries are relatively minor ones, like abrasions.  However, they can cause permanent hearing loss. According to one study, 17 percent of people who

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South Louisiana Pedestrian Accident Attorney
Pedestrian Accidents

Going for a jog or a walk to the store is more dangerous than ever

Regular walking is a basic form of exercise. Medical professionals and publications tell people that they should get 10,000 steps a day or more if possible. Most adults also realize that walking is cheaper and better for the environment than driving every time they need to take a short trip somewhere. Whether you walk for exercise or practical reasons, you take personal risk when you

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South Louisiana Bicycle Accident Attorney
Bicycle Accidents

Cyclist safety: Assume you’re invisible

As a cyclist, you are uniquely vulnerable on the road. You don’t have the benefit of a metal frame around you and airbags to protect you in a crash. You are sharing the road with much larger vehicles, and the consequences of being hit by one can be devastating.  As a cyclist, you are vulnerable. That’s why it’s so important to assume that you’re invisible

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South Louisiana Wrongful Death Attorney
Wrongful Death

Wrongful death and survivorship actions in Louisiana

When a loved one dies, it’s always difficult to handle. Your sense of loss can be compounded, however, when you know that their death was the fault of another and entirely avoidable. In those situations, you may want to consider a wrongful death lawsuit and, possibly, a survival action. What’s a wrongful death claim? Essentially, a wrongful death claim recognizes that the close relatives of

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South Louisiana Motorcycle Accident Attorney
Motorcycle Accidents

Spring is good time to brush up on motorcycle safety

With the official start of spring just a few days away, it is never too soon to get the jump on motorcycle safety. Spring is a big time for motorcycle riders to head out on the highways and byways of southeast Louisiana.  Many riders flock to the festivals that abound all over the region in the first months of spring before it gets too hot.

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South Louisiana Bicycle Accident Lawyers
Bicycle Accidents

What if your crash with a cyclist was their fault?

If you’re like most drivers, you’re careful to stay clear of bicyclists. Even on weekends when they’re out in droves and appear to be cycling in packs on every street in your neighborhood, you keep a safe distance. In collisions between cars and bikes, the cyclist usually ends up with more serious injuries. However, not all cyclists are as careful as they should be. What

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South Louisiana Wrongful Death Lawyers
Motor Vehicle Accidents

Reckless drivers, larger vehicles causing more pedestrian deaths

The traffic data from last year is starting to come in, and it’s not looking good. Based on preliminary numbers, pedestrian deaths rose in 2021. This isn’t a new trend. Even in 2020, when many people were working at home – or not working at all – and schools, as well as many businesses, were closed, pedestrian fatalities at the hands of drivers rose by

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