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Head Injuries and Motorcycle Accidents in Louisiana

Head injuries are the most common injury incurred in motorcycle accidents. Even with a helmet, the consequences of a head injury from a motorcycle accident may be catastrophic if the victim survives the accident. The medical bills alone could result in financial devastation for the survivor and his or her family. Cognitive impairment may delay the victim’s return to work following a motorcycle accident head injury. The Louisiana motorcycle accident lawyers at Mansfield, Melancon, Cranmer & Dick LLC can help you pursue a claim and advise you on how to protect yourself both medically and legally immediately after a motorcycle accident.

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Injured in a Public Place in Louisiana?

There are some injuries in public places that are caused by some type of unsafe or defective condition on someone’s property. Property owners have a responsibility to maintain a relatively safe environment so that people who come onto their property do not suffer an injury. In law, this is called premises liability. Premises liability holds property owners liable for accidents that occur on their property.

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Got a Knee Injury From a Motorcycle Accident?

In the days following a motorcycle accident, it is not uncommon to feel low to moderate knee pain. In some cases, the knee pain subsides, and the individual is able to resume his or her activities after rest. In other cases, however, the knee pain is severe and unrelenting, despite rest and even pain medication. If you have been injured following a motorcycle accident, it is important that you seek prompt medical attention. 

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Who is Responsible When a Nursing Home Resident Falls?

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that more than one out of four older people fall each year. Falls and fall prevention is so prevalent in older populations that families often use a fall as the incident or catalyst that has them place a loved one in a nursing home. The thinking behind the decision is that supervision and monitoring will prevent an older person from falling. Families are devastated when their loved one falls and hurts him or herself while under the care of a nursing home.

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My Teenager is Driving: How to Avoid Teen Car Crashes

The end of the school year is fast approaching, and new teen drivers are about to hit the road in droves. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, teen drivers often find themselves in car accidents soon after they obtain their drivers’ licenses. Teen car crashes can be simple fender benders or high-speed collisions that involve total vehicle loss. Car accidents are the leading cause of death for U.S. teens.

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10 Steps to Take at the Scene of a Car Accident

When you are behind the wheel on Louisiana’s roadways, you should always drive safely and free from distraction.  However, you cannot control how those around you drive.   If you are involved in a car accident, then you should take the following steps to protect yourself and the passengers in your vehicle:

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Uninsured Motorist Coverage in Louisiana – YES, you want it!

Louisiana law requires every driver on the road to have a minimum level of insurance coverage in case he or she is involved in a crash.  However, many drivers ignore this rule and choose to drive with either no coverage or insufficient coverage.  You could be in a bind if you are involved in a crash with an uninsured driver.   If you have uninsured motorist coverage under your insurance policy, your damages should be covered.  However, if you elected to forgo uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage, you could face a stressful, expensive headache if you are involved in a crash with an uninsured driver.

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