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PTSD after a mild TBI

On behalf of The Law Offices of W.A. “Chip” Forstall, Jr. posted in Brain Injuries on August 23, 2016

According to a recent study, victims of mild traumatic brain injuries are at a higher risk of also suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder. These findings could affect the treatment options for Louisiana residents who have suffered mTBIs. Instead of concentrating on military personnel, a group that is often associated with PTSD, the study focused on examining the…

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How drowsy driving impacts Louisiana drivers

On behalf of The Law Offices of W.A. “Chip” Forstall, Jr. posted in Car Accidents on August 15, 2016

According to a report from the Governors Highway Safety Association, there are roughly 83.6 million drivers on the road each day who are sleep-deprived. This drowsy driving phenomenon leads to approximately 5,000 deaths a year while costing roughly $109 billion annually. Although tired driving may be a problem, it may be hard to control because…

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Safe Driver Week focuses on commercial trucking industry

On behalf of The Law Offices of W.A. “Chip” Forstall, Jr. posted in Truck Accidents on August 08, 2016

Commercial truck drivers in Louisiana and throughout the country will be the focus of a safety initiative during the week of October 16. Dubbed Safe Driver Week, the purpose is to raise awareness of truck driver safety and focus on enforcing laws. Distracted driving, speeding, improper lane change, seat belt safety and failure to obey…

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Distracted driving goes beyond talking and texting

On behalf of The Law Offices of W.A. “Chip” Forstall, Jr. posted in Car Accidents on August 05, 2016

Louisiana drivers may be more aware of the dangers of texting and driving than in the past, but they may be less careful about playing games or engaging with social media while behind the wheel. From Google Maps to Pokemon Go and more, distractions related to cellphones are growing. Liberty Mutual Insurance and Students Against…

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