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Can Social Media Affect My Personal Injury Claim?

According to Pew Research Center, in 2014, 74 percent of adults who used the Internet also used social media sites, a number that has continued to rise in recent years. Social media is a valuable tool for keeping in contact with your friends, family and others as well as for networking and connecting with others. But you should be wary of social media if you are involved in a personal injury claim, because the things that you post could affect your case. When a person files a personal injury claim, it is usually because that person has suffered physical injuries and is seeking damages to cover things like medical bills, lost wages and more. Injury victims may also seek noneconomic damages for pain and suffering. To substantiate these damages, the injury victim will call on medical experts, witnesses and more to testify on behalf of the claimant. But while the…
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Several Children Hospitalized after School Bus Crash

In late September, a school bus crash in Lafayette Parish led to several hospitalizations. Lafayette Parish School Bus was on its morning route to take students to LJ Alleman Middle School when it was struck by the driver of a commercial truck. Police cited the driver of the truck. A group of students as well as the bus driver were taken to a local hospital for evaluation. How Safe Are School Buses? According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the school bus in the safest vehicle on the road. Between four and six children die every year in school bus accidents, less than one percent of all traffic fatalities nationwide. Your children are 70 times more likely to get to school and home safely on a school bus compared to a car. There are a few reasons this mode of transportation is the safest. The first is that…
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Police Urge Drivers to Remember Move Over Law

Louisiana State Police are reminding drivers about the “Move Over” law after a Sheriff’s deputy was struck by a drunk driver in early July of this year. The deputy was assisting a driver who was injured in a hit-and-run accident. He stopped on the side of the road to investigate the accident, leaving his lights on to warn oncoming motorists. When he returned to his vehicle to get a first aid kit, the drunk driver struck the deputy and then crashed into the car ahead of him. The driver involved in the first accident was hospitalized with minor injuries. The deputy was airlifted to a hospital with moderate injuries. The at-fault driver was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated, first-degree vehicular negligent injury and careless operation. What Is the Move Over Law? In Louisiana, motorists are required to yield the right of way by making a lane change if…
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