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For drivers aged 16-19 in the United States, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety Highway Loss Data Institute (IIHSHLDI) reports the fatal crash rate is three times as high as it is for drivers 20 years old and older. In 2015 alone, 2,715 teenagers died in accidents. The reasons are apparent. Teens most often lack the experience to deal with many tense and dangerous situations they experience on the road, including poor visibility, hazardous weather and careless motorists. But while many of these hazards are unavoidable,...

People deserve to live and work in a safe society, but the reality is that many communities are quite hazardous. There are many common threats to the public health, including pollution, gun violence, availability of illegal drugs, and more. In fact, the first full week of April has been designated National Public Health Week (NPHW) since 1995 for the sole purpose of raising awareness about these issues. One of the biggest is vehicle accidents. Whether a fender bender or a more serious accident, car crashes occur...

We all want there to be fewer accidents on the road. While the goal is simple, the way to achieve it is far more complicated. Many ideas revolve around speed. Research done at the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety found that 33,000 deaths that occurred between 1993 and 2013 were caused by increases in speed limits. Currently, 41 states have speed limits of 70 mph or higher, including six that boast limits as high as 80 mph and one with some roads that allow a...

Summertime in Louisiana means a lot of things. It means no school, longer days, and lazy boat rides on the weekends. For the children, it is an opportunity to make the most out of their free time, shake off the winter cobwebs, and stretch their legs out after sitting behind a desk for most of the year. It’s a time for festivals and get-togethers and music and fun. And no one appreciates the Louisiana summer quite like someone who has lived there his entire life. “There’s...

Vernon Parish derives its name from President George Washington’s beloved home, Mt. Vernon. Given his lengthy military service, it seems fitting that Vernon Parish is home to the fifth largest military installation in the country. Covering almost 200,000 acres, Fort Polk was one of the Army’s major World War II training camps and is currently the only Combat Training Center that also deploys combat units. There are approximately 11,000 troops stationed at this “Home of Heroes.” At the Chris J. Roy, Jr. Law Firm, we...

Know what people are doing a lot of these days? Taking prescription drugs. In fact, the number of people who take five or more has doubled since 1994. We are all familiar with the long, fast-talking bit at the end of drug commercials and the fine print at the bottom of their magazine ads that list all the potential complications. Drug companies are required by law to tell you about the risks of associated side effects, but your pharmacist is supposed to tell you of...

When you think of city traffic, it's likely you envision not just bumper-to-bumper vehicles, but also countless folks on foot. The bigger the city, the more things there are to do, and therefore the more people there will be. New Orleans, one of the most famous cities in the country, is overflowing with attractions, from that brilliant musician playing down the street to that show you've heard all about to that bar you want to check out. So, why might this particular city report approximately...

Getting behind the wheel is as much a habit for many of us as brushing our teeth. The routine of it can easily lead to complacency, which is a dangerous human behavior. Being in a vehicle as a driver or a passenger is a risk we undertake without much thought, yet unintentional motor vehicle traffic accidents are one of the top three causes of death for most age groups. Almost 35,100 people were killed in 2015 in 32,166 crashes on U.S. roads. Taking population into...

When we talk about the cost of long-term medical care, it's not just about the money. If we're talking about preventable birth injuries, the child suffers, the family struggles, and many parents don't want to believe their trusted family doctor or obstetrician is at fault. Pointing the medical malpractice finger, regardless of legal outcome, is an accusation that many are reluctant to make, even in the face of clear evidence. There is no doubt that seeking compensation for a birth injury can be a hard...

Most expectant parents hope for a delivery with as little drama as possible and dream of taking a healthy baby home from the hospital.. Fortunately, most parents see this dream realized, but some do not because their child has experienced an injury either during the laboring process, during delivery, or immediately after delivery. In many cases, these injuries are avoidable. Doctors or other medical staff may fail to adequately monitor the mother or infant during this process, or may mishandle medical equipment, or make other...

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