Injury

Your whole world can change in literally the blink of an eye. It takes just a split second for a fender bender to occur, and even if the accident seems minor, your injuries might not be. For example, a car traveling at just five miles per hour can cause whiplash upon impact, leading to chronic pain and a lifetime of discomfort if not treated. Most people don't think they need to seek medical care if they've been in a low-speed crash, yet this is often...

Featuring over 7,500 miles of coastline and many well-known waterways such as the Mississippi River, the Sabine River, the Toledo Bend Reservoir, the Red River, the Atchafalaya Basin, and Lake Pontchartrain, Louisiana is bursting with opportunities to spend time on the water. Here in Sportsman’s Paradise, boats are widely used for fishing and wildlife viewing. Boats are also popular for recreational activities like spending time with loved ones, water skiing, swimming, sightseeing, sailing, sunbathing, and tubing. However, boating can be very dangerous. The latest Recreational Boating...

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...

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...

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...

The official time for trick-or-treating in the city of Alexandria, LA this year is Monday, October 31 from 5 p.m. - 9 p.m. This means many children will be out and about, darting in and out of driveways in hopes of filling up their bags up with oodles of yummy candy. Here at our Alexandria, LA law firm, we are devoted to keeping our Louisiana families safe -- not only on Halloween, but on every day of the year. To stress the importance of safety during Halloween, here...

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