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Study shows women more likely to be distracted drivers

On behalf of The Law Offices of W.A. “Chip” Forstall, Jr. posted in Car Accidents on July 30, 2018

Talking on the phone while driving can double the risk for an accident, and texting while driving will increase that risk by six times. Drivers in Louisiana are probably aware that distracted driving is becoming a major issue; they themselves may engage in it. Unfortunately, many people are not aware that phone use behind the…

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FMCSA proposed changes to truck carrier safety scoring system

On behalf of The Law Offices of W.A. “Chip” Forstall, Jr. posted in Truck Accidents on July 25, 2018

Recently, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration released a new report highlighting its plans to reform its struggling Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) program. The report was created in order to comply with a 2015 order from Congress to better identify the unsafe trucking companies operating on roads in Louisiana and across the United States. The 10-page…

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Large truck accidents more dangerous for passenger cars

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

The people most at risk of injury in truck accidents on Louisiana roadways are those traveling in smaller vehicles like passenger cars. A study conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety indicated that 69 percent of victims in accidents involving large trucks were occupants of passenger vehicles; only 16 percent of victims were occupants…

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Driverless cars not to have grave impact on insurance

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

Louisiana residents may have heard of the dire predictions that are being made concerning driverless cars and the insurance industry. Back in 2016, a report from Morgan Stanley estimated that the industry would contract to about 20 percent of its current size by the year 2040. However, new research and the recent spate of accidents…

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Researchers study differing levels of driver distraction

On behalf of The Law Offices of W.A. “Chip” Forstall, Jr. posted in Car Accidents on July 05, 2018

According to the US Department of Transportation, 37,150 people died on America’s roads in 2017. This is a 10 percent increase of the fatality rates from 2014, and researchers across the nation believe that distracted driving is a major factor. Louisiana drivers should know about a recent AAA analysis conducted by researchers at the University…

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