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What impact does weather have on the road and drivers?

As a driver, you hope that the skies are clear every time you hit the road. Of course, as somebody who lives in Louisiana, you know that this won't always be the case.

Instead, severe weather can and will pop up from time to time. There's nothing wrong with driving when weather conditions are less than ideal, but you need to know how this will impact the roads and the decisions you make.

What should you do if you are injured on the job?

When you arrive at work, you realize that you have a job to complete. You may also realize that you could be injured at some point.

Even when you do your best to remain safe, you never know if an accident could cause an injury or illness. For this reason, it's important that you know which steps to take should you be injured.

Were you injured in a drunk driving accident?

When a person uses drugs and/or alcohol and then gets behind the wheel of a car, they are taking a big risk. Not only could they be arrested and seriously punished for their action, but they could cause an accident that harms or kills another person.

As a responsible driver, you know that you should never drive under the influence of drugs or alcohol. While it's good to know that you're doing everything you should to remain safe, you can't assume that other drivers are doing the same.

Medical scans can't always predict brain injury ramifications

When you suffer a brain injury, the doctors may give you an MRI and/or a CT scan. These scans can prove helpful in showing the extent of the injury and the exact area of the brain that has been hurt.

This may be useful in predicting what impairments you could have or what the ramifications will be. However, experts warn that some of these skills are controlled by more than one area in the brain. These could include memory, information processing skills, language skills, and more.

Fire chief killed when speeding bus hits previous accident

There was an accident in the early morning on Interstate 10 in Louisiana, in the westbound lanes. Emergency units were contacted and responded to the scene. At least one fire truck was park in the highway and the firemen were helping those who had been involved in the wreck.

Then things took an even more devastating turn when a bus, speeding and coming up on the accident scene, failed to stop in time. The bus slammed into the firetruck, into multiple cars and into three firemen standing next to a guardrail. They were tossed helplessly over the rail, with a 30-40 foot drop below them. They landed in the water.

How to work around cognitive issues after a brain injury

After a serious brain injury, cognitive problems are common. Brain injuries are a bit tricky because they impact different people in different ways, but some common issues include:

-- Feeling restlessness.-- Often being quickly distracted.-- An inability to pay attention to long conversations.-- Issues finishing projects that have been started or doing multiple things at once.

Don't count on the right of way

If you're a motorcycle rider in Louisiana, just having the right of way doesn't mean you're going to avoid an accident. It's important to know when you have the right of way, of course, but you must remember that you're still potentially in danger if other drivers violate it.

One study found that an incredible two-thirds of motorcycle crashes, at least when multiple vehicles were involved, where caused by the other driver. That driver violated the bike's right of way, directly and quickly causing the wreck, even though the biker did nothing wrong.

Can you still get workers' comp benefits after returning to work?

In most cases, you get workers' comp benefits to cover your wages only until you return to work. When you can earn your pay again, those benefits stop. For some people, this happens after just a few days or weeks, though it can be longer for others. It all depends on the nature of the injury and the recovery period.

In rare cases, though, it is possible to still get benefits even when you've returned to work. This is done when you are not able to earn as much as you were before, even though you're technically putting in time.

2 types of wrongful death damages

A wrongful death lawsuit could start for many reasons. Maybe a loved one died in a hit-and-run accident, the driver was later caught, and you believe the person may have lived if the driver stayed and called 911. Maybe a loved one died in the workplace, and you think unsafe conditions directly caused the accident and the death. Whatever the situation, there are typically two types of damages that can be sought: Pecuniary damages and punitive damages.

Punitive

Study says marijuana reduces death rates after brain injury

Traumatic brain injuries often lead to death or bring about a greater chance of death in the years after they occur. Therefore, researchers are always looking for new ways to reduce the rate of death in their patients. One study suggests that marijuana may be be the answer.

First of all, the study did not use any patients who were under 15 years old, and it didn't use any who had a non-survivable injury. The group using tetrahydrocannabinol was then compared to the group not using THC, taking into account the severity of the injury, the injury mechanism, mortality and disposition. To look at independent associations with mortality, a logistic regression system was utilized.

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