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Benefits of Hiring a Personal Injury Lawyer

On behalf of The Law Offices of W.A. “Chip” Forstall, Jr. posted in Brain Injuries, Car Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death on April 29, 2022

After an accident, you may be facing medical bills, lost wages, and other accident-related damages. If someone else caused your accident, you might be entitled to compensation under a personal injury claim. A personal injury attorney can help you meet all filing deadlines and requirements and pursue the best possible outcome in your case. When…

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Why You Need A Motorcycle or Truck Accident Attorney

On behalf of The Law Offices of W.A. “Chip” Forstall, Jr. posted in Blog, Motorcycle Accidents, Truck Accidents on April 22, 2022

If you or a loved one has been involved in a motorcycle or truck accident, it is important to know that there are some significant differences between these accidents and regular automobile accidents. You need an attorney who understands the applicable laws and the common factors in these accidents and has experience handling these cases….

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What is a Typical Personal Injury Settlement?

On behalf of The Law Offices of W.A. “Chip” Forstall, Jr. posted in Brain Injuries, Car Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death on March 18, 2022

What Is A Typical Personal Injury Settlement? Knowing what other people typically receive for a personal injury settlement can help you figure out if you’ve been offered a fair amount. Unfortunately, this is less straightforward than you may expect since a range of factors influence payouts. Victims can receive anywhere from a couple thousand to…

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Do I Need A Personal Injury Attorney?

On behalf of The Law Offices of W.A. “Chip” Forstall, Jr. posted in Brain Injuries, Car Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death on March 10, 2022

Do I Need A Personal Injury Attorney? Whether you have been in a car accident, were injured as a pedestrian, or suffered any other type of personal injury due to another person’s negligence, you could be entitled to compensation. Often, people trust the insurance company to figure out compensation for them, and they forgo a…

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Defective motorcycles can be dangerous

On behalf of The Law Offices of W.A. “Chip” Forstall, Jr. posted in Motorcycle Accidents on June 21, 2019

Motorcycle accidents in Louisiana can take lives, especially as motorcyclists are relatively unprotected as they drive. When these crashes are caused by a mechanical defect, bikers could have escaped death or serious injury if their motorcycles had been manufactured correctly….

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Helmets can help protect motorcyclists’ spines

On behalf of The Law Offices of W.A. “Chip” Forstall, Jr. posted in Motorcycle Accidents on March 19, 2018

Motorcycle drivers in Louisiana may be concerned about how to face the risks they deal with every time they take the roadways. Because motorcyclists and their bodies are open to the elements, when they suffer an accident, they are at particular risk of serious injuries, lifelong disabilities and even fatalities. Motorcyclists can use equipment in…

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How teen motorcyclists can prepare for the road

On behalf of The Law Offices of W.A. “Chip” Forstall, Jr. posted in Motorcycle Accidents on January 09, 2018

Teens in Louisiana and across the U.S. who have obtained their motorcycle license will want to take a few precautions before heading out on the road. Teen motorcyclists file 5.7 more accident claims than those between the ages of 35 and 50, and motorcyclists in general are 35 times more likely to get into accidents…

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Motorcyclists face significant hazards on the road

On behalf of The Law Offices of W.A. “Chip” Forstall, Jr. posted in Motorcycle Accidents on December 14, 2017

A clear day in Louisiana beckons motorcyclists out on the road, but riders must always guard against hazards because they are physically exposed on their vehicles. Personal choices or errors, such as drinking or entering a turn too fast, account for some motorcycle wrecks, but drivers of other vehicles too often simply fail to see…

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Nonfatal motorcycle crashes hurt legs and feet most often

On behalf of The Law Offices of W.A. “Chip” Forstall, Jr. posted in Motorcycle Accidents on November 13, 2017

Motorcyclists in Louisiana share the road with larger vehicles. Although safety gear somewhat mitigates their physical exposure to accidents, crashes often result in injured riders. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention attributed 30 percent of these injuries to the legs and feet after studying the medical cases of 1,222,000 people involved in nonfatal motorcycle…

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What to know about motorcycle accidents

On behalf of The Law Offices of W.A. “Chip” Forstall, Jr. posted in Motorcycle Accidents on May 15, 2017

Louisiana residents may be aware of the dangers of riding a motorcycle. According to a report from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration report, there were 4,976 deaths caused by motorcycle crashes in 2015. This was an 8.3 percent increase from 2014. Although motorcycle fatalities were up in 2015 compared to 2014, there was a…

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