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Your social media presence and your accident claim

The impact of social media on national and world events is untold. There is no question that the worldwide network created through Facebook, Twitter and other popular accounts has brought critical issues into the consciousness of many in Louisiana who may otherwise never have considered them.

Receive the wrong diagnosis or treatment?

When you are sick and you feel that something is wrong, you go to the doctor for help. It may be nothing minor, but it is worth checking out just in case. What happens, though, if that thing they said was minor actually turned out to be something big? The misdiagnosis and lack of appropriate treatment has since caused you more grief and pain than it should have. What can you do?

Hit-and-run: What to do if it happens to you

You know all about traffic safety. You follow all the laws and regulations, never drink and drive and even put your cellphone in Do Not Disturb mode before climbing into your car. Unfortunately, no matter how careful you are behind the wheel, you cannot control the behavior of other drivers on the roads.

My child suffered injuries in the birth process. Who is to blame?

Parents always want what is best for their children, and it can be difficult to watch your child suffer from an injury, illness or other type of medical issue. Louisiana parents whose children suffered an injury during the birth process know how overwhelming this situation can be, yet this is not something they have to endure alone.

Beyond the obvious: Other dangerous driving behaviors

Everyone knows the dangers of drunk driving. In fact, as you are likely well aware, driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol is the number one cause of traffic-related deaths. You may also be familiar with the other leading causes of motor vehicle accidents as well, like drowsy driving and speeding. Driving while tired is almost as dangerous as drunk driving, and excessive speeding is the second leading cause of motor vehicle accidents.

Louisiana car crashes: The good and the bad

The good news? As recently as two years ago, a study indicated that the number of fatal Louisiana car accidents had decreased by almost 3 percent. This drop in deadly crashes means both you – the driver -- and your family -- as passengers and pedestrians – are safer.

Concussions, car accidents and recovery

A car accident is a jarring experience. You need to get the damaged vehicles off the road, cooperate with law enforcement and check everyone’s medical condition. It’s a whirlwind of activity immediately after a shocking situation. Amid the chaos, you need to consider your own health as well. While it’s human nature to look for injuries you can see, internal injuries can be even more severe.