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4 ways to avoid serious accidents this Halloween

On behalf of The Law Offices of W.A. “Chip” Forstall, Jr. posted in Car Accidents on October 31, 2014

Halloween is supposed to be an entertaining and scary night when people dress in costume, tell ghost stories, go trick-or-treating and have fun. But in the midst of all the candy, parties and excitement, it can be easy for people to forget about basic safety and serious accidents can occur. Think about it: On Halloween…

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1 Louisiana driver killed, another injured in highway accident

On behalf of The Law Offices of W.A. “Chip” Forstall, Jr. posted in Car Accidents on October 28, 2014

A Louisiana woman was killed in a two-vehicle crash on Oct. 16 at some time after 4 p.m., according to state troopers. The 83-year-old woman was driving her Lincoln MKZ on Joor Road. She was headed north when she came to a stop at the LA Highway 64 intersection and attempted to turn left. She…

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What is wrongful death?

On behalf of The Law Offices of W.A. “Chip” Forstall, Jr. posted in Wrongful Death on October 24, 2014

Wrongful death is a tort lawsuit that can be brought by the surviving family members of someone who has recently passed on due to the recklessness or negligence of another party. Louisiana law allows these surviving loved ones to file a wrongful death suit in most cases; if a parent abandoned his or her offspring…

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New Orleans driver charged after fatal tanker truck accident

On behalf of The Law Offices of W.A. “Chip” Forstall, Jr. posted in Wrongful Death on October 06, 2014

New Orleans residents may have seen headlines about the fiery collision between an SUV and an 18-wheeler in the St. Roch area. Police believe the 33-year-old woman driving the SUV was going the wrong way on a one-way street at about 2:30 a.m. when her vehicle hit the truck, which was hauling an 8,500-gallon fuel…

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Knowing your legal and medical options after a brain injury

On behalf of The Law Offices of W.A. “Chip” Forstall, Jr. posted in Brain Injuries on October 01, 2014

In so many ways, the things that define you — your wishes, fears, memories, passions, knowledge, love — are all housed in your brain. When someone suffers a serious brain injury, every aspect of that person’s life could be affected. That is why proper diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation after a brain injury are so important….

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Family awarded $500,000 after fatal crash with Baton Rouge police

On behalf of The Law Offices of W.A. “Chip” Forstall, Jr. posted in Wrongful Death on September 22, 2014

No wrongful death claim has ever been brought with the intention of achieving the impossible — or of bringing back the loved one who was taken. But a wrongful death claim can provide some financial relief to a family confronted with burial expenses, medical bills and other costs resulting from another party’s negligence. In these…

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NHTSA statistics underscore danger of truck accidents

On behalf of The Law Offices of W.A. “Chip” Forstall, Jr. posted in Truck Accidents on September 15, 2014

From the recent crash that seriously injured actor Tracy Morgan to the less publicized collisions that each day change peoples’ lives forever, it isn’t difficult to find examples of devastating truck accidents. These crashes are all too common, despite strict state and federal regulations of the trucking industry. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA),…

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What are the rights of the victim of a motorcycle accident?

On behalf of The Law Offices of W.A. “Chip” Forstall, Jr. posted in Motorcycle Accidents on September 12, 2014

One of the attractions that comes with riding a motorcycle is the feeling of freedom that bike riders experience. At the same time, what provides this feeling of freedom is also the reason why bike riders are at a higher risk of suffering severe injuries or even dying in an accident than other vehicle operators…

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What to do after suffering Louisiana auto accident injuries?

On behalf of The Law Offices of W.A. “Chip” Forstall, Jr. posted in Car Accidents on September 03, 2014

Motor vehicle accidents often leave the victims in a state of shock, with little idea of where to turn. Louisiana victims of auto accidents may find that they have many questions and few answers. Apart from worrying about the damage to your vehicle and how it will be covered, a victim who has suffered auto accident…

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Drunk driving the focus of NHTSA campaign in lead-up to Labor Day

On behalf of The Law Offices of W.A. “Chip” Forstall, Jr. posted in Car Accidents on August 25, 2014

Each year in early September, Americans celebrate Labor Day as the summer winds down. It’s a great time to remember the countless ways workers have contributed to the well-being and prosperity of the United States. The weeks leading up to Labor Day are also a good time to remind everyone of the risks of drunk…

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