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Fourth of July is the deadliest DUI holiday

On behalf of The Law Offices of W.A. “Chip” Forstall, Jr. posted in Car Accidents on July 02, 2019

Independence Day can be deadly on Louisiana highways. According to one survey of DUI fatality information, the Fourth of July is the most dangerous holiday when it comes to drunk driving deaths. There is a 23% increase in DUI fatalities…

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Holding negligent drivers accountable for car crashes

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

Car accidents can cause serious harm to people in Louisiana. Unfortunately, many of those crashes are caused by negligent drivers. Negligence has a specific legal definition that can be particularly important when pursuing compensation for damages caused in a car…

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Failing to understand autonomy could make cars less safe

On behalf of The Law Offices of W.A. “Chip” Forstall, Jr. posted in Car Accidents on May 24, 2019

Many new cars sold in Louisiana boast futuristic safety technology that can supposedly eliminate many traffic hazards. While these semi-autonomous systems do reduce the risk of fatal accidents, many drivers have trouble understanding the technology. This lack of understanding can…

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U.S. drivers distracted by group chats, internet memes

On behalf of The Law Offices of W.A. “Chip” Forstall, Jr. posted in Car Accidents on April 30, 2019

Drivers in Louisiana and elsewhere know that they’re not supposed to use their cellphones while behind the wheel, but that doesn’t stop many of them from doing it. In fact, a new study finds that group chats and internet memes are some of the top cellphone distractions for drivers. Early in 2019, Wakefield Research and…

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Root Insurance analyzes distracted driving behaviors

On behalf of The Law Offices of W.A. “Chip” Forstall, Jr. posted in Car Accidents on April 23, 2019

Many drivers in Louisiana and across the US engage in distracting behaviors even though they know they shouldn’t. Root Insurance’s second-annual distracted driving study confirms this fact in addition to other issues. Respondents were found to spend an average of 13 minutes a day using their phones while driving. Even when seeing police around, 38%…

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New Volvo technology will monitor for drunk, distracted driving

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

Volvo Cars is making plans to install onboard vehicle cameras and sensors that will detect when Louisiana drivers are distracted or impaired. The Swedish automaker will begin installing the technology in the early 2020s. According to Volvo, its new technology will monitor drivers for signs they are intoxicated or not paying attention and send warning…

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Ford “Sleep Suit” simulates effects of drowsy driving

On behalf of The Law Offices of W.A. “Chip” Forstall, Jr. posted in Car Accidents on March 19, 2019

Drowsy driving is behind one in five road accidents. Lack of sleep affects concentration, and remaining awake for 18 hours or more can impair one to the same extent as a driver who exceeds the legal limit for alcohol. Louisiana residents should know that Ford has created a special Sleep Suit to give drivers a…

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