A brain injury is one of the most devastating types of injuries anyone can suffer -- and most people have no idea exactly how common brain injuries really are.
Devastating accidents can happen in mere fractions of a second. That certainly seemed to be the case when a truck and a pickup collided in Lafayette Parish in Louisiana on Jan. 24, 2019, setting off a chain reaction that claimed two lives.
Parking lots can be dangerous places. You have to worry about cars whose drivers are more focused on finding the perfect parking spot than driving, weather conditions that make the ground dangerous to traverse and criminals who may take advantage of a lot's isolated condition.
It's frustrating -- even infuriating -- to find out that your doctor botched a diagnosis. Maybe you came in complaining of pain, and your doctor (wrongly) assured you it was nothing to be concerned about. Maybe your doctor gave you a diagnosis that just turned out to be way off the mark. Either way, you've certainly got a good reason to be upset.
Some Louisiana residents may like to say that they have their own styles of driving. Some people may consider themselves cautious, defensive, good or even assertive drivers. However, some "assertive" actions may actually be better categorized as aggressive. The distinction is important because aggressive drivers pose serious threats to everyone on the road.
Slip-and-fall accidents are vey common -- and can be outright deadly. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), trips, slips and falls account for 15 percent of all accidental deaths. Only car accidents cause more.