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October 2016 Archives

GHSA releases study on teen car accident deaths and injuries

Most people are probably aware that teen drivers are more dangerous on the roadways than drivers in other age groups. A recent study by the Governors Highway Safety Association reveals there was a 10 percent increase in teen car accident deaths in 2015. However, the study also found that car accident fatalities of people ages 15 to 20 dropped 51 percent from 2005 to 2014, while serious injuries were down 59 percent in the same age group during the same period of time.

Claiming damages after a car accident

The injuries and damages you suffer in a car accident can turn your life upside down. With the bills piling up, you may need financial support as you recover. If your car accident was caused by a negligent driver, Louisiana law allows you to recover compensation to cover these bills by filing a personal injury suit.

How does a patient's privacy factor into wrongful death suits?

Any time you visit the doctor, you have a right to privacy when it comes to your medical treatment. The physician-patient privilege prevents a patient's private medical information from being disclosed without the patient's consent. That privilege does not dissolve when a patient dies. However, there are exceptions that may allow for medical records to be released.

Drowsy driving is a major cause of accidents nationwide

Every day, we hear about how distracted driving is responsible for countless accidents on the roadways. But there is another common cause of accidents that we don't pay as much attention to. The AAA Foundation estimates that drowsy driving is responsible for an average of 328,000 car accidents each year. In a survey by the AAA Foundation, 43.2 percent of drivers admit to having fallen asleep behind the wheel at some point in their lives.

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