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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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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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What to do if You are Involved in a Boating Accident in Louisiana

Louisiana law permits boat accident victims to pursue a claim for monetary damages following injury. Boating accidents are scary. In the moment it is difficult to know what to do or even how to respond. It is important to remember the steps to take after a boating accident to help save any lives, minimize injuries, and protect your legal rights.

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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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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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