With the gorgeous spring weather upon us, many Louisiana hunters are putting on their gear and heading outside. Turkey season is upon us, and hunters are looking forward to spending some time in the wilderness in hopes of bagging a big fowl.
Fishing is a popular pastime in Louisiana. With spring and summer fast approaching, many people are dusting off their fishing gear and heading to the nearest body of water to catch a bite. Compared to many other water activities, fishing is not considered dangerous. However, a recent incident involving a drunk driver and some unfortunate teenage anglers is a reminder that injuries can occur even during a peaceful pastime like fishing.
Let's say that you are dealing with the aftermath of a car accident. The immediate aftermath of a car accident can be disorienting and frightening. You get out of your car and check yourself for injuries; everything seems fine, and you barely feel any pain. After exchanging information with the other driver, you decide not to call an ambulance or go to the hospital. There does not seem to be any physical damage, so you get back in your car and drive away.
While many states in the country are still covered in snow, Louisiana is warm and sunny. As the spring and summer approach and bring even nicer weather, no doubt residents will be pouring out in droves to partake in one of the state’s favorite pastimes: Boating.
Perhaps the only predictable thing about life is its unpredictability. Very few people predict that they will suffer a catastrophic injury. But that is exactly what happened to one reveler in New Orleans this past weekend. While the man was out and about in the Lower 9th Ward, he sustained a critical injury to his chest—where he was struck by an arrow.
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.
Have you ever bumped your head and wondered whether you should go to the doctor? If you are reading this blog post, the injury was probably minor. But in some cases, head injuries can lead to a type of serious wound called traumatic brain injury.
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.
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.
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.