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April 2017 Archives

Types of distracted driving

On behalf of The Law Offices of W.A. “Chip” Forstall, Jr. posted in Car Accidents on April 25, 2017

Distracted driving takes many forms. Along with changing the radio station, fiddling with climate controls or eating, Many Louisiana motorists use their cellphone while behind the wheel. It is the last type of distracted driving that has led lawmakers to enact legislation geared towards reducing the behavior. While it’s not against the law to eat while…

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Determining if a tailgating driver can be held liable

On behalf of The Law Offices of W.A. “Chip” Forstall, Jr. posted in Car Accidents on April 20, 2017

If a Louisiana driver becomes involved in a car accident that involved tailgating, the driver that was tailgating will most likely be held liable for the crash as it is illegal to follow other vehicles too closely. However, there are certain liability issues that the driver who was not tailgating will have to prove in…

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The brain’s natural protection against traumatic injury

On behalf of The Law Offices of W.A. “Chip” Forstall, Jr. posted in Brain Injuries on April 10, 2017

Just as cars have suspension mechanisms that provide protection from bumps, the brain has a protection system in the form of membranes that provide cushion from impacts. For people in Louisiana who have suffered a traumatic brain injury, these membranes have failed to cushion the brain. In an effort to prevent or reduce TBI, researchers…

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Smartphones and distracted driving

On behalf of The Law Offices of W.A. “Chip” Forstall, Jr. posted in Car Accidents on April 05, 2017

According to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, young millennials in Louisiana and throughout the country may be the drivers most likely to be distracted by their smartphones. A report from the organization says that almost 90 percent of drivers in the 19-24 age group engage in risky driving behavior. A separate AT&T survey found…

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