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Activity may be better than rest following brain injuries

On behalf of The Law Offices of W.A. “Chip” Forstall, Jr. posted in Brain Injuries on September 24, 2018

Normally, someone recovering from a brain injury in Louisiana is advised to rest. However, new research suggests it may be better for people to make an effort to get active again as soon as possible. The conventional approach to recovery following some types of brain injury is to give the brain time to heal naturally…

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HOS, brake violations among the findings of CVSA’s roadcheck

On behalf of The Law Offices of W.A. “Chip” Forstall, Jr. posted in Truck Accidents on September 17, 2018

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance held its annual International Roadcheck from June 5 to 7. The results of that roadcheck are now out, so truckers in Louisiana may want to know what the most frequently cited violations were. A total of 67,502 roadside inspections were conducted with 45,400 of them being Level I inspections. These…

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Reality-based drivers’ ed and its effect on teen drivers

On behalf of The Law Offices of W.A. “Chip” Forstall, Jr. posted in Car Accidents on September 14, 2018

Louisiana parents concerned about giving car keys to their teenage children may take a page from the book of neighboring Texas. The Texas Reality Education for Drivers program is a drivers’ education supplement aimed at teens who are unsafe drivers. Besides traditional elements like lectures, videos and discussions, the program incorporates more interactive and reality-based…

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Potential brain injury treatment in development

On behalf of The Law Offices of W.A. “Chip” Forstall, Jr. posted in Brain Injuries on September 05, 2018

In Louisiana and across the country, around 8 million people sustain head and brain injuries every year. There are different causes of these traumatic injuries, but motor vehicle accidents are one of the leading factors. Since these accidents are, unfortunately, so common, developing better treatment for brain injuries can make a difference in many people’s…

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