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October 2019 Archives

What are the main causes of traumatic brain injuries?

It is never fun when people in Louisiana are injured. However, some injuries are more significant than others. Often times, how an injury will affect people is determined by which body part is injured. If people break legs, they will need assistance with walking. If they break their arms, they may need assistance carrying things and performing other daily tasks. But, if they injure their brain, it can affect the entire body and make daily life very difficult.

Teen Driver Safety Week: younger drivers pose risks

The third full week in October marks National Teen Driver Safety Week. Because car accidents are the top cause of death for people between 15 and 18, authorities are encouraging parents to use this week as an opportunity to talk to their teenagers about safe driving habits.

Drunk driving in the morning hours a rising concern

According to one online firm that keeps track of various auto safety statistics, a relatively new phenomenon is drunk driving accidents in the mid-morning and early afternoon hours (brunch hours). No matter what time of day they happen though, car accidents related to drunk driving are always preventable and never acceptable.

Punitive damages are available in drunk driving cases

Unlike other states, Louisiana does not have a general rule allowing for punitive damages. Given Louisiana's legal history, this means that, for the most part, injured victims in car accidents have to rely on non-economic and economic damages in order to get compensation for their losses.

Suing the government requires additional steps

As our blog has discussed on previous occasions, a Louisiana resident who has been the victim of another person's negligence, or has lost a loved one due to negligence, will likely have to take several legal steps in order to recover compensation for their losses.

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