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October 2016 Archives

International Roadcheck looks to keep roads safe

On behalf of The Law Offices of W.A. “Chip” Forstall, Jr. posted in Truck Accidents on October 24, 2016

Louisiana residents may be interested to know that 3.4 percent of drivers given a Level I inspection were taken out of service during the 2016 International Roadcheck 72-hour inspection event that took place between June 7 and June 9. This was according to data released on Oct. 20 by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance. In…

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Government proposes new standards for underride guards

On behalf of The Law Offices of W.A. “Chip” Forstall, Jr. posted in Truck Accidents on October 21, 2016

Truck drivers in Louisiana and throughout the country may be required to comply with additional regulations for underride guards if a proposal by the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration is adopted. Underride guards are designed to keep cars from skidding under trucks in an accident and having their tops sheared off. While rear underride guards…

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Feds aim to eliminate traffic fatalities within 30 years

On behalf of The Law Offices of W.A. “Chip” Forstall, Jr. posted in Car Accidents on October 14, 2016

Louisiana residents who are around 30 years from now may be living in a country where car accident deaths are non-existent.. The Obama administration has set a goal for eliminating all traffic accident deaths and injuries in the next three decades, and the U.S. Department of Transportation believes that this is a realistic possibility. There…

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Study of war veterans shows link between head injury and PTSD

On behalf of The Law Offices of W.A. “Chip” Forstall, Jr. posted in Brain Injuries on October 05, 2016

Louisiana veterans who have experienced head injuries may be interested in a recent study of 1,600 Marine and Navy personnel who served in Iraq and Afghanistan. According to researchers, blows or trauma to the head correlated strongly with the development of post-traumatic stress disorder. The Journal of the American Medical Association published the study, which…

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