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November 2018 Archives

Automated braking prevents more accidents than first thought

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

A study by renowned highway safety experts indicates that automatic emergency brakes may be even more beneficial than originally thought. The study, which reviewed vehicle accident data in General Motors vehicles, indicates that automatic emergency braking systems are especially helpful in preventing rear-end collisions. The addition of automatic emergency brakes might end up saving lives…

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HOS rule among the possible factors in fatal truck crash increase

On behalf of The Law Offices of W.A. “Chip” Forstall, Jr. posted in Truck Accidents on November 19, 2018

In Louisiana and across the U.S., more people are being killed in large-truck crashes. The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration reported a 9 percent increase in them in 2017 with a total of 4,761 being killed, about 1,300 of them being truckers. This is despite the fact that motor vehicle crashes in general went down…

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The risks of nighttime driving

On behalf of The Law Offices of W.A. “Chip” Forstall, Jr. posted in Car Accidents on November 12, 2018

Now that Daylight Saving Time has ended for the year, Louisiana readers will spend more time driving in the dark. Unfortunately, the National Safety Council reports that the risk of a fatal crash is three times greater once the sun goes down. One of the reasons nighttime driving can be riskier is that a driver’s vision is…

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Rollover crash in Jennings kills woman

On behalf of The Law Offices of W.A. “Chip” Forstall, Jr. posted in Truck Accidents on November 06, 2018

A Jennings, Louisiana woman was killed after a wastewater truck rolled into her vehicle. State police responded to the crash on October 23. The investigation revealed that the truck was traveling west on a curve when it crossed the center line into the eastbound lane. The driver of the truck attempted to regain control of…

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