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January 2019 Archives

More drivers are texting while behind the wheel

On behalf of The Law Offices of W.A. “Chip” Forstall, Jr. posted in Car Accidents on January 28, 2019

According to a study, drivers in Louisiana and around the country are talking on their cellphones less often while behind the wheel. However, they are increasingly using their cellphones to send texts and emails. For the study, which was released by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, researchers compared observational surveys conducted in 2014 with surveys…

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New study aims to help doctors reduce brain injury deaths

On behalf of The Law Offices of W.A. “Chip” Forstall, Jr. posted in Brain Injuries on January 22, 2019

Physicians in Louisiana face many challenges when treating brain injury victims, especially since traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) affect each patient differently. This is why the National Science Foundation (NSF) is planning to launch a four-year study to increase efforts to predict short- and long-term outcomes of patients with serious brain-related injuries. Researchers also hope to…

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Ridesharing industry marked by high risk for drowsy driving

On behalf of The Law Offices of W.A. “Chip” Forstall, Jr. posted in Car Accidents on January 15, 2019

Louisiana residents who drive for extended periods could become drowsy on the road. This is the issue facing many drivers in the ridesharing industry. Unfortunately, low fare and salary incentives compel many to work past their safety limit, thus endangering themselves and others. Early mornings and nights are the times when sleepiness tends to peak….

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Escaped lion leaves zoo enclosure, kills intern

On behalf of The Law Offices of W.A. “Chip” Forstall, Jr. posted in Wrongful Death on January 10, 2019

Louisiana residents may have heard that on December 30, 2018, a lion escaped from a locked space at the Conservators Center located in Burlington, North Carolina, and killed a 22-year-old intern. The intern, a graduate of Indiana University, had been employed at the zoo for approximately two weeks when she was killed. The fatal event…

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