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April 2018 Archives

Settlements for commercial truck accidents

Louisiana victims of commercial truck accidents caused by truck driver or trucking company negligence have the right to file a personal injury lawsuit. Rather than going through litigation, though, they may be able to have their case resolved out of court through a settlement. This could save both time and money.

Software could prevent accidents involving self-driving cars

As self-driving technology becomes available to more drivers in Louisiana and elsewhere, many are becoming complacent by trusting the software to operate their cars without them. Some motorists allow the self-driving technology to take over while they watch movies, play games or even take a nap.

Portable scanners can help diagnose brain injuries

For people in Louisiana who have suffered a head injury, it is important to obtain a quick and accurate diagnosis of the trauma. Brain injuries can be traumatic or acquired. In general, traumatic brain injury is caused by a force or similar impact. Examples include falls, car accidents or physical assaults. Acquired brain injury is something that happens to the brain after birth that does not involve external physical force. For example, it could describe damage due to a tumor, stroke or hypoxic brain injury.

New study analyzes driver behavior

According to a recent study conducted by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, 88 percent of respondents said that distracted driving is becoming increasingly common. The study included 2,613 licensed drivers 16 or older in Louisiana and elsewhere who had operated a vehicle in the past 30 days. The number of respondents who said that they used a cellphone regularly while driving increased by 46 percent since 2013.