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Road Rash Injuries and Motorcycle Accidents

Road rash is a term used to describe skin injuries caused by contact with road surfaces after a motorcycle accident. Road rash injuries are painful scrapes because the skin is forcibly removed from the body as it rubs against the road surface. Even with protective gear, like a helmet and motorcycle jacket, every rider is at risk. There are different types of road rash injuries, with different treatments and recovery times.

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When can You Sue a Nursing Home for Negligence in Louisiana?

Placing a family member in a nursing home, particularly if the family member is suffering from a chronic illness, is an emotional decision for families. Many times, the family is unable to provide care to their family member because of their work or family commitments. Nursing homes are attractive to families because their loved ones receive 24/7 assistance.

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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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Why is it So Hard to See a Motorcycle?

The most common injuries incurred during motorcycle accidents are head injuries. Riders and their passengers are more susceptible to injury in a motorcycle accident because the motorcycle itself does not provide its users with any protection. More often than not, a collision causes the rider to be ejected from the motorcycle. Motorcycles often come to an abrupt stop when they collide with a vehicle. The driver will continue to travel until he or she forcibly hits the ground or other vehicle. Other motorcycle injuries include neck injuries, road rash, foot and leg fractures, arm injuries, and torso and pelvis injuries. Any of these alone or in combination can be severe enough to cause death or permanent damage, such as paralysis or disfigurement.

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Nursing Home Abuse in Louisiana

Nursing home residents in Louisiana have a right to dignity, respect, and quality of care. When these rights are violated, the nursing home resident suffers greatly and may even die from neglect or negligence. According to Families for Better Care, Louisiana has the second worst record in America in terms of nursing home quality of care.

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Dental Damage or Teeth Issues After a Car Accident? Here is What You Need to Know

Dental damage is a common injury following a car accident. If the lower part of the face hits the steering wheel or dashboard or if the air bag deploys, mouth injuries can occur. Victims are entitled to compensation for their medical care, treatment, and pain and suffering under Louisiana law. Especially when it comes to teeth damage, dental insurance plans consider replacing chipped or broken teeth a cosmetic procedure, not a medical procedure, and will not cover the cost to replace the teeth. However, dental damage is a result of the car accident, which means you are entitled to compensation to cover the costs of your treatment.

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Boating Accidents in Sportsman’s Paradise

Louisiana’s connection to water is etched in its geographical landscape. The mighty Mississippi River, Red River, Toledo Bend, and Lake Pontchartrain are just a few examples of the major bodies of water in the state. Louisiana boasts one of the longest state coastlines in the U.S., sharing its southernmost border with the Gulf of Mexico. The unique landscape and diverse natural environment is attractive to recreational boaters who dot the waterways in their various water crafts.

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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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