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December 2015 Archives

Explosions may cause bubbles to form on the brain

On behalf of The Law Offices of W.A. “Chip” Forstall, Jr. posted in Brain Injuries on December 31, 2015

People in Louisiana who are caught in explosions often sustain traumatic brain injuries. Pressure waves from explosions can damage all parts of the body, but damage to the brain can be particularly severe because the brain doesn’t heal the same way other body parts do. Right now, scientists are not exactly sure how pressure waves…

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Traumatic brain injuries

On behalf of The Law Offices of W.A. “Chip” Forstall, Jr. posted in Brain Injuries on December 21, 2015

Traumatic brain injuries are one of the most dangerous injury types that a person in Lousiana may suffer. A TBI may result when a person receives a blow to the head or a penetration that disrupts the normal manner in which the brain functions. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, TBIs contribute to…

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New regulations coming for truck drivers

On behalf of The Law Offices of W.A. “Chip” Forstall, Jr. posted in Truck Accidents on December 15, 2015

Louisiana commercial truck drivers will now be required by the federal government to log their hours electronically. The rule is designed to combat the problem of drivers skirting existing federal regulations by keeping inaccurate hours in their written logbooks. The new rule, announced by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, will require trucking companies to install…

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Commercial vehicle brakes must meet federal guidelines

On behalf of The Law Offices of W.A. “Chip” Forstall, Jr. posted in Truck Accidents on December 08, 2015

An operator of a commercial vehicle fleet in Louisiana needs to adhere to brake safety regulations overseen by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. The required brake systems specified within Section 393.40 of the regulations should guide procedures for selecting vehicles and maintaining them. For example, older vehicles might have different maintenance requirements than newer…

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Lowering the risk of fatalities in motor vehicle accidents

On behalf of The Law Offices of W.A. “Chip” Forstall, Jr. posted in Car Accidents on December 04, 2015

As Louisiana motorists may know, safe driving may encompass the driver, the condition of the motor vehicle and its safety features, the driving distance and road conditions as well as others who are on the road at the time. Taking these into consideration helps a driver decipher his or her safety profile as well as…

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