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.
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.
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.
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.
Most motor vehicle collisions seemingly occur out of nowhere, and even minor car accidents can be traumatic for the motorists and passengers involved. In fact, American Family Physician reports that traffic crashes are now the leading cause of post-traumatic stress disorder in this country.
The website of Uber Technologies, Inc. describes the rideshare service as “the best way to get around” and stresses the importance of finding “a reliable ride to a safe destination.” You might think, then, that Uber goes to great lengths to ensure the safety of its passengers and will assume liability if one of its drivers causes an accident. But that’s not always the case.
When you ride as the passenger in someone else’s vehicle, you are essentially entrusting your life to the driver. Although riding shotgun typically occurs without incident, there’s always the chance that you could end up with debilitating injuries following a serious collision.
If you’re on a fairly tight budget, you may be tempted to put off basic vehicle maintenance. But doing so could actually cost you more in the long run. According to Bankrate, poorly maintained cars are responsible for thousands of collisions and more than $2 billion in damages every year.
According to DailyComet.com, Louisiana has some of the highest car insurance rates in the country. As of July 2017, the average annual premium in the state was $1,921, which is just behind Michigan’s average annual premium of $2,394.
Pursuant to the Louisiana Civil Code, accident victims have one year from the date of the incident to file a claim against the party liable for their injuries. Considering how quickly the costs of recovering from serious injuries can add up, though, many plaintiffs aim to settle their claim as soon as possible so they can resolve their case quickly and recover compensation before the mounting medical bills threaten their financial security.