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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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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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Motorcycle Season in Louisiana is in Full Swing

Motorcycle riding is an activity that has both functional and emotional appeal. While many use their motorcycle as their primary mode of transportation, others are recreational motorcyclists, riding their motorcycles as a hobby or for pleasure. Whether a person rides for functional or pleasure purposes, he or she is at risk of being seriously injured in a Louisiana motorcycle accident.

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Elevator Accidents in Louisiana

Public places and large commercial properties count on escalators, elevators, and moving walkways to help move large amounts of people from place to place within the building. Like any mechanical item, elevators sometimes break down or are not properly maintained, and a person can be seriously injured and even die from a resulting accident.

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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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