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Distracted boating could cause serious injuries

Most people are aware of the dangers surrounding distracted driving. Cars are now designed with the latest technology in their dashboards, including touch-screens and even texting and email. With so many tempting distractions at motorists’ fingertips, crashes caused by distracted driving are higher than ever.

Am I required to take Louisiana’s boating safety course?

Boating is one of the most popular pastimes in Louisiana for a reason: With our warm weather and gorgeous bodies of water, it makes for a wonderful afternoon. The last thing that you want is for a safety violation, accident or injury to ruin your trip.

What are the most common causes of spinal cord injury?

Spinal cord injuries can be particularly catastrophic because of the significant role that the spinal cord plays in the human body. The spinal cord is a crucial part of the central nervous system, which relays messages regarding sensory information to the rest of the body. Damage to the spinal cord can seriously impair the muscles and nerve fibers that control everything from arm and leg motion to bladder control.

You need an attorney if you have a catastrophic injury

Suffering a catastrophic injury may be one of the most serious traumas imaginable. Not only does it bring physical pain and suffering, but a catastrophic injury can have far-reaching ramifications that you may not even be aware of. Catastrophic injuries don’t limit themselves to one victim-- your entire family could suffer the consequences.

Could an app help with brain injury detection?

There are several timing-related matters that can have big impacts on individuals who have suffered brain injuries. One of these is how soon their injury is detected. The longer a head injury goes undetected, the more time there could be for a person to inadvertently end up in situations where their injury could be made worse. Meanwhile, the sooner an injury is detected, the sooner steps can be taken towards getting proper care and treatment for it.

Is settling a strong personal injury case out of court best?

Is settling a strong personal injury case out of court better than taking it to trial? While only your own attorney can advise you about your case, there are some specific advantages to hiring an attorney who is willing to take a case to trial, particularly if you have a pretty clear-cut case showing that the other person is at fault for the accident.

Could the gut hold the key to better spinal injury recovery?

The gut probably isn’t something most would think of when it comes to spinal cord injuries. However, a recent study indicates that what is happening in a spine injury victim’s gastrointestinal tract might actually have significant implications regarding their ability to recover from their injury.

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