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New blood test can detect traumatic brain injuries

On behalf of The Law Offices of W.A. “Chip” Forstall, Jr. posted in Brain Injuries on May 29, 2015

A new blood test could make it easier for doctors to diagnose traumatic brain injuries, or TBIs, in patients in Louisiana and nationwide. The test, which indicates both the presence of a brain injury and its severity, could reduce the need for unnecessary radiographic scans. In the recently-published study, a team of international researchers looked…

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Michael Brown’s family files wrongful death claim

On behalf of The Law Offices of W.A. “Chip” Forstall, Jr. posted in Wrongful Death on May 11, 2015

Many Louisiana residents who have been following the Michael Brown case may be interested to learn that the deceased man’s family filed a wrongful death case against the police officer who was involved in their loved one’s death. However, a report noted the problems the family may face in their attempt to seek compensation for…

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18-wheeler hits 3 cars in front of Louisiana Walmart

On behalf of The Law Offices of W.A. “Chip” Forstall, Jr. posted in Truck Accidents on March 30, 2015

According to the Louisiana State Police, an 18-wheeler driven by a 27-year-old man hit two cars stopped at a red light from behind and then hit another car head on. The accident occurred on Highway 90 in front of the Boutte, Louisiana, Walmart store. Troopers claimed that the truck driver was intoxicated. Along with charges…

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Truck accident causes 10th bridge fatality

On behalf of The Law Offices of W.A. “Chip” Forstall, Jr. posted in Truck Accidents on November 10, 2014

A safety truck driver, 57, was killed on a Louisiana causeway when a garbage truck hit his vehicle on Nov. 3, causing it to fall into Lake Pontchartrain. According to authorities, this represents the 10th fatality on that part of the bridge where barriers are low. Recent attempts to raise the height of the barriers…

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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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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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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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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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