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November 2016 Archives

People have higher accident risks on Thanksgiving

On behalf of The Law Offices of W.A. “Chip” Forstall, Jr. posted in Car Accidents on November 23, 2016

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Louisianans need to be mindful of the increased risk of motor vehicle accidents over Thanksgiving weekend. Across the nation, there is a spike in traffic fatalities on Thanksgiving, making it possibly the deadliest holiday of the year. The NHTSA reports that there were 764 fatal accidents and 50,000 nonfatal…

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Safety week identifies a number of truck brake violations

On behalf of The Law Offices of W.A. “Chip” Forstall, Jr. posted in Truck Accidents on November 18, 2016

Louisiana drivers might be safer following the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s Brake Safety Week. Between Sept. 11 and Sept. 17, more than 18,000 trucks were inspected for brake violations. In all, around 3,900 trucks were removed from service. For 2,352 trucks, the problem was brake violations while for about 1,100 there were other violations in…

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Traumatic brain injuries and how to handle them

On behalf of The Law Offices of W.A. “Chip” Forstall, Jr. posted in Brain Injuries on November 08, 2016

When Louisiana bicyclists and motorcyclists are involved in accidents with motor vehicles, they have a high risk of suffering from traumatic brain injuries. It is important for people to understand what to do if a traumatic brain injury is suspected as early treatment may help to prevent secondary conditions and worsened prognoses. According to the Centers…

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Passenger fatally injured in Louisiana crash

On behalf of The Law Offices of W.A. “Chip” Forstall, Jr. posted in Wrongful Death on November 01, 2016

Louisiana State Police report that a 15-year-old male was fatally injured in a crash in Loranger when he was partially ejected from the right rear window of a Hummer on Oct. 22. According to news sources, an unlicensed 17-year-old driver was behind the wheel of the vehicle in which the deceased teenager was riding when…

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