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Who can be held liable for a truck accident?

On behalf of The Law Offices of W.A. “Chip” Forstall, Jr. posted in Truck Accidents on August 18, 2014

Multiple parties — not just the truck driver — may be liable for injuries suffered in a truck accident. If you have been hurt in a collision with a large commercial vehicle, then all of the parties that might be responsible should be identified and then notified of your injuries. People who have been injured…

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Study finds evidence of brain damage a year after concussion

On behalf of The Law Offices of W.A. “Chip” Forstall, Jr. posted in Brain Injuries on August 11, 2014

Each year scientists and doctors learn more about identifying and treating head and brain injuries, millions of which are caused by motor vehicle accidents. However, diagnostic tests such as CT scans, MRIs and PET scans may not indicate the full extent of the injury. Often other specialists — neuropsychologists, for instance — along with the…

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Driver pleads guilty after DUI wreck that took Kenner man’s life

On behalf of The Law Offices of W.A. “Chip” Forstall, Jr. posted in Wrongful Death on August 04, 2014

The legal matters that arise after a fatal auto accident often relate to both civil and criminal law. For example, if a drunk driver caused the fatal crash, then the driver is likely to face a criminal charge of vehicular homicide. On the civil side of things, the family of the deceased may bring a…

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Police: SUV turned left in front of bike in fatal Thibodaux crash

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

It happens all too often on Louisiana roads: the driver of a car or a truck doesn’t see an approaching motorcyclist and turns left in front of the bike. A collision occurs, and the injuries to the motorcyclist are severe and sometimes fatal. Police are investigating this possible scenario in a recent motorcycle accident in…

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Bill would increase insurance coverage in truck accidents

On behalf of The Law Offices of W.A. “Chip” Forstall, Jr. posted in Truck Accidents on July 22, 2014

Injurious auto accidents lead to questions of insurance coverage and liability, and some of the most devastating crashes involve large commercial vehicles. Unfortunately, the minimum liability insurance required for the trucking industry may not cover the full cost of a serious accident. This leaves injured motorists wondering how they will pay for medical care and…

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Despite warnings, distracted driving a serious risk in Louisiana

On behalf of The Law Offices of W.A. “Chip” Forstall, Jr. posted in Car Accidents on July 16, 2014

The vast majority of car accidents in Louisiana are preventable. Drivers can follow a few simple rules to reduce the risk of a crash: never drive while intoxicated; never drive while fatigued; and always remain focused on the task of driving. Unfortunately, distracted driving still factors into many injurious and fatal accidents, despite ongoing efforts…

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