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Benefits of Hiring a Personal Injury Lawyer

On behalf of The Law Offices of W.A. “Chip” Forstall, Jr. posted in Brain Injuries, Car Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death on April 29, 2022

After an accident, you may be facing medical bills, lost wages, and other accident-related damages. If someone else caused your accident, you might be entitled to compensation under a personal injury claim. A personal injury attorney can help you meet all filing deadlines and requirements and pursue the best possible outcome in your case. When…

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Why You Need A Motorcycle or Truck Accident Attorney

On behalf of The Law Offices of W.A. “Chip” Forstall, Jr. posted in Motorcycle Accidents, Truck Accidents on April 22, 2022

If you or a loved one has been involved in a motorcycle or truck accident, it is important to know that there are some significant differences between these accidents and regular automobile accidents. You need an attorney who understands the applicable laws and the common factors in these accidents and has experience handling these cases….

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What is a Typical Personal Injury Settlement?

On behalf of The Law Offices of W.A. “Chip” Forstall, Jr. posted in Brain Injuries, Car Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death on March 18, 2022

What Is A Typical Personal Injury Settlement? Knowing what other people typically receive for a personal injury settlement can help you figure out if you’ve been offered a fair amount. Unfortunately, this is less straightforward than you may expect since a range of factors influence payouts. Victims can receive anywhere from a couple thousand to…

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Do I Need A Personal Injury Attorney?

On behalf of The Law Offices of W.A. “Chip” Forstall, Jr. posted in Brain Injuries, Car Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death on March 10, 2022

Do I Need A Personal Injury Attorney? Whether you have been in a car accident, were injured as a pedestrian, or suffered any other type of personal injury due to another person’s negligence, you could be entitled to compensation. Often, people trust the insurance company to figure out compensation for them, and they forgo a…

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What to Do if You’re Injured in a Car Accident?

On behalf of The Law Offices of W.A. “Chip” Forstall, Jr. posted in Car Accidents on February 01, 2022

Car accidents —including those that cause serious injuries to both drivers and passengers — are more common than you might think. According to the National Highway Traffic Administration, more than three million people are injured in vehicle accidents each year in the United States.  What to Do After a Car Accident Move out of the way…

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Distracted teens cause the most car crashes

On behalf of The Law Offices of W.A. “Chip” Forstall, Jr. posted in Car Accidents on October 25, 2019

In Louisiana and across the United States, Teen Driver Safety Week is scheduled to take place during the week of October 20 to 26. Prior to the event, Michigan State University (MSU) researchers conducted a study from 2011 to 2013. The study monitored 3,400 drivers with an array of technical instruments. One of the researchers…

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FMCSA encourages ADAS use, looks to revise HOS regulations

On behalf of The Law Offices of W.A. “Chip” Forstall, Jr. posted in Truck Accidents on October 14, 2019

Truck drivers in Louisiana should know that the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is collaborating with several agencies and research institutes in the effort to raise awareness of the benefits of advanced driver assistance systems. ADAS, like automatic emergency braking and lane departure warning systems, have been proven to prevent collisions, and the FMCSA is…

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Distracted driving puts emergency responders at risk

On behalf of The Law Offices of W.A. “Chip” Forstall, Jr. posted in Car Accidents on October 08, 2019

First responders in Louisiana and across the U.S. are under constant threat from distracted drivers, according to a recent survey released by the National Safety Council and the Emergency Responder Safety Institute. As a result, safety advocates are urging drivers to use more caution when driving past emergency scenes. Federal statistics show that 37 people…

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Study shows more truckers are being deprived of sleep

On behalf of The Law Offices of W.A. “Chip” Forstall, Jr. posted in Truck Accidents on October 02, 2019

In Louisiana and throughout the country, more and more commercial truckers are getting poor sleep. A study from Ball State University researchers ranked the industries that have the highest percentage of sleep-deprived workers, and the transportation and material moving industry was in the top four. The study involved some 150,000 adults. Overall, there has been…

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Parents share worries about teen driving

On behalf of The Law Offices of W.A. “Chip” Forstall, Jr. posted in Car Accidents on September 23, 2019

When educating teens about driving and staying safe while on the road, parents may need to consider what they tell children about being both a driver and a passenger. One study indicates that teens need to be aware of safety when driving with other teens, and Louisiana residents may wish to know more about this…

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