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December 2017 Archives

Rising crash rates highlight what can go wrong on the road

On behalf of The Law Offices of W.A. “Chip” Forstall, Jr. posted in Car Accidents on December 26, 2017

There may be a correlation between the measured increase of human intelligence and the increasing number of deadly car accidents in Louisiana and across the country, and scientists are working to find out why. Improvement in this area came to an abrupt halt in 2015 when the largest increase in fatalities in 50 years was…

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Intersection dangers can be cut by roundabout creation

On behalf of The Law Offices of W.A. “Chip” Forstall, Jr. posted in Car Accidents on December 19, 2017

Drivers and traffic specialists in Louisiana are often concerned about improving safety at roadway intersections. These junction points can be some of the most dangerous places on the road. As two or more streets come together, cars are at risk of hitting one another even with the use of traffic signals and other technology to…

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Motorcyclists face significant hazards on the road

On behalf of The Law Offices of W.A. “Chip” Forstall, Jr. posted in Motorcycle Accidents on December 14, 2017

A clear day in Louisiana beckons motorcyclists out on the road, but riders must always guard against hazards because they are physically exposed on their vehicles. Personal choices or errors, such as drinking or entering a turn too fast, account for some motorcycle wrecks, but drivers of other vehicles too often simply fail to see…

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Lowering the risk of traumatic brain injury

On behalf of The Law Offices of W.A. “Chip” Forstall, Jr. posted in Brain Injuries on December 06, 2017

To Louisiana residents, the term traumatic brain injury may sound serious, and it is. However, concussions, which are a type of traumatic brain injury (TBI), are actually quite common. Lifestyle or profession can increase someone’s risk of concussion, but everyone is at risk, largely due to the possibility of TBI caused by car accidents. A…

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Pokémon Go and its effect on drivers

On behalf of The Law Offices of W.A. “Chip” Forstall, Jr. posted in Car Accidents on December 01, 2017

Ever since its launch in July 2016, Pokémon Go has given rise to reports of people injuring themselves and others because of the game. It has also provided many drivers in Louisiana and across the U.S. with yet another way to be distracted from the road. Two professors at Purdue University have released a study…

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