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How Do You Get a Copy of Your Police Report after an Accident?

If you’ve been in an accident, you may want to get a copy of the official accident report. In Louisiana, accident reports are called “crash reports.”  You may need a copy of the crash report for your insurance company, or you may just be curious about what is in the report. What information will I […]

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Emergency Vehicle Accidents in New Orleans

We all know that emergency vehicles have privileged status under Louisiana traffic laws. But did you know that you can be convicted of a crime if you don’t follow the law when approached by an emergency vehicle? Although we learn these laws to pass our driver’s license exam, they can be easy to forget. What […]

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Important Questions to Ask Your Doctor Following a Car Accident

Every personal injury victim will benefit from being proactive and asking their several highly-specific questions of their doctor after the incident.  Listen closely to this medical professional's responses. His or her insight really will ameliorate your recovery, help you return to work, enjoy life and obtain the money necessary to cover the litany of costs […]

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Don’t Tell Them What to Do: Work with Teens to Reduce Crashes

What do you think kills and injures more teenagers than anything else? If you said “car wrecks,” you’re right. About one-third of teen deaths happen in car crashes. And while the youngest drivers have the highest crash rates, “drivers under the age of 20 have crash rates nearly four times higher than older drivers.” Statistics […]

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Heads Up: Walking Can Be Dangerous in Louisiana

With the increase in the number of smartphones, it seems that everyone is trying to multitask. There has been a lot of attention given to texting while driving. But fewer people have talked about the dangers of distracted walking or about pedestrians who are killed in accidents with cars. When you are focused on your […]

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Numbers Show Increase in Motorcyclist Deaths in 2015

Earlier this year, the Louisiana State Legislature considered a bill that would repeal the mandatory motorcycle helmet law. Supporters of the bill said that it would give adult riders a “personal choice” about whether to wear a helmet. Louisiana has required the use of helmets by riders of all ages since 2004. At about the […]

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You Have to Do These Things after a Car Wreck

In every state, if you are in a car wreck, there are certain things you must do under the law. What you must do depends on the law of the state where the accident happens. In Louisiana, in most cases, you must stop, provide notice, exchange information, and file a report. If you do not […]

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Telewhat? Telematics: All about the Black Box in Your Car

Did you know that your car probably has a “black box”? When airplanes crash, there is an immediate push to locate the “black box.” Why? It contains valuable information about the flight that can help determine why a crash occurred. Flight data recorders include information about things like the time, speed, acceleration, direction, and position […]

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Bad GM Ignition Switches Lead to Many Lawsuits

Automaker GM has been in the news a lot lately because of defective ignition switches. Near the end of 2014, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration issued a recall on “faulty ignition switches” in over 2 million GM vehicles. Since then, GM has been wrestling with lawsuits filed all over the country. The ignition switch […]

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Safety Tips for Older Louisiana Drivers

Driving is a hallmark of independence. It’s unfortunate that as we age, some of our abilities naturally decline, sometimes impacting our ability to drive safely. And that affects not just us but those around us: our passengers, other drivers, pedestrians, and our families. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that crash […]

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