What Are the Symptoms of a Traumatic Brain Injury Following a Motor Vehicle Collision?

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is one of the more serious kinds of injuries that you can sustain in a motor vehicle collision. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, TBIs are responsible for approximately 30 percent of all injury deaths.

Man Driving SUV Strikes Another Vehicle and Flees the Scene

According to The Advocate, a man driving an SUV allegedly left the scene after striking another vehicle with his own. A deputy at the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office claims that when he arrived at the scene of the reported accident, he saw a dark SUV driving away on the wrong side of the road.

How to Help a Loved One Cope with the Emotional Impact of a Spinal Cord Injury

If someone in your family sustained a spinal cord injury (SCI), it will ultimately be life changing for everyone in your household. Depending on the extent of the injury, you may need to quit your job to look after your loved one or liquidate certain assets in order to afford a caregiver.

Do Workers’ Compensation Benefits Cover Occupational Diseases?

Workers’ compensation insurance aims to provide financial protection for both employees who sustain injuries on the job and their employers. Through this kind of coverage, injured workers can receive benefits to cover their medical bills and a portion of their lost wages, and employers can receive protection from litigation following work-related accidents.

Fatal Collision Involving Off-Duty Cop Highlights Importance of Watching for Motorcycles

The New Orleans Advocate reports on a tragic motor vehicle collision that resulted in one fatality. The accident happened late last month, when a vehicle turning off the road and onto a private driveway struck a motorcycle.

Head-on Collision Kills Man Who Was Not Wearing Seat Belt

WAFB reports on a fatal head-on collision on LA 19 that occurred earlier this month near LA 955 in East Feliciana Parish. According to police, a 49-year-old man was heading north on LA 19 in a Nissan Maxima when his vehicle crossed over the centerline, directly into the path of an oncoming Mercury Mountaineer. A 36-year-old man was driving the Mercury.

What Are Some Effective Ways to Treat Chronic Back Pain Following a Car Accident?

The human spine is incredibly strong, but it ultimately evolved to handle a significant amount of latitudinal stress, which is what allows us to stand upright and walk on two legs. As a result, the spine cannot absorb the longitudinal force of a side impact without sustaining damage, which is why car accident victims almost always suffer from back pain following a collision.

Can You Recover Compensation for Chiropractic Care in a Personal Injury Claim?

Chiropractic care can effectively treat all kinds of soft tissue injuries including strains, whiplash, and contusions. It can also relieve chronic back, neck, and shoulder pain stemming from various conditions. Because it actually addresses the underlying cause of pain instead of merely masking it, chiropractic care is a popular treatment among car accident victims.

Collision with Log Truck Kills 2

TheTownTalk reports on a tragic collision that occurred early last Thursday on La. Highway 124 between a passenger car and a loaded log truck. A 26-year-old man driving a 2004 Chevrolet Malibu was heading east near the Winn-LaSalle parishes line with two passengers in the vehicle when he lost control at the wheel.

School Bus Crash Sends Children and Driver to Hospital

According to KATC, a recent collision between a school bus and another vehicle at the intersection of Forman St. and Johnston St. in Lafayette Parish sent several children and the driver to the hospital.