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January 2018 Archives

Even mild trauma can cause major brain injuries

On behalf of The Law Offices of W.A. “Chip” Forstall, Jr. posted in Brain Injuries on January 29, 2018

Louisiana residents should know that traumatic brain injuries are a leading cause of accident-related deaths in the United States. In fact, there are nearly 138 TBI-related fatalities every day. Losing consciousness after a blow to the head is a surefire indicator of brain injury; however, TBIs can be caused by much more subtle events and…

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Speed remains a major factor in traffic fatalities

On behalf of The Law Offices of W.A. “Chip” Forstall, Jr. posted in Car Accidents on January 22, 2018

Louisiana motorists may want to think twice if they’re tempted to speed when they’re driving. Speeding-related deaths on the nation’s highways are on the increase, according to a recent study. The new report by the National Transportation Safety Board claimed that 112,580 people died in car accidents caused by speeding from 2005 to 2014. The board said…

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Time limits for reporting a car accident

On behalf of The Law Offices of W.A. “Chip” Forstall, Jr. posted in Car Accidents on January 16, 2018

Car accidents are a common occurrence on Louisiana roadways. While the first priority after a car accident should be to obtain medical attention for any injured drivers or passengers, drivers should also contact the police to make a report and exchange contact information and insurance information. A car accident should almost always be reported to the insurance…

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How teen motorcyclists can prepare for the road

On behalf of The Law Offices of W.A. “Chip” Forstall, Jr. posted in Motorcycle Accidents on January 09, 2018

Teens in Louisiana and across the U.S. who have obtained their motorcycle license will want to take a few precautions before heading out on the road. Teen motorcyclists file 5.7 more accident claims than those between the ages of 35 and 50, and motorcyclists in general are 35 times more likely to get into accidents…

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Brain injuries and colon changes

On behalf of The Law Offices of W.A. “Chip” Forstall, Jr. posted in Brain Injuries on January 02, 2018

Motor vehicle accidents are a common cause of brain injuries in Louisiana. Researchers at the University of Maryland have found a link between traumatic brain injuries and changes in the colon that could lead to infection. The researchers examined mice with brain injuries and discovered chronic intestinal changes which were also linked to increased risk…

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