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Keloid and hypertrophic scars

Louisiana residents who suffer from injuries due to a car accident may end up dealing with particularly sturdy or visible scars. Among those are keloid scars, which can be extremely noticeable and may cause a lot of pain.

What are the hidden costs of an accident?

Louisiana residents who suffer from debilitating injuries due to a car accident may be wondering what their options are, or what step they should take next. At Lee M Schwalben MD JD LLC, we provide you with answers to these pressing questions and help you get back to living your life.

Should you file a claim even if you don't think you're hurt?

Louisiana residents who get injured in car accidents will unfortunately have a limited window of time in which they'll be able to file a claim. As injuries fade and damage from the car is fixed, you have an increasingly lowered chance of getting compensation, so you need to work quickly. At Lee M Schwalben MD JD LLC, we strive to help you understand your timeline.

Companies aim to improve vehicle safety

Too often Louisiana residents are presented with horrifying news about car accidents in which innocent people are severely injured or even killed. These incidents are often caused by the negligence of other human drivers. Whether due to intoxication, fatigue, distraction or some other general disrespect for the safety of others, reckless drivers make bad decisions on a regular basis. This is a primary issue that those involved in the development of autonomous vehicles hope to address.

Liability when a government vehicle crashes

With so many state and local government vehicles on the road, Louisiana residents could end up in a collision with one of these vehicles. When such an incident occurs, it is important to note that government agencies have special protection from liability that one does not find in cases against a private individual or company.

Is distracted driving illegal in Louisiana?

Louisiana drivers likely understand by now just how dangerous distracted driving can be. It has been reported by some news outlets as "the new drunk driving", causing high numbers of dangerous and even lethal crashes every single day. But are these dangerous activities legally limited?

Pedestrian deaths spike in Louisiana

With pedestrians deaths on the rise across the country, Louisiana has become one of the most dangerous states. According to reports from the Times-Picayune, Louisiana ranked third on the list of of states where pedestrian safety is at the most risk. Only Florida and Alabama were deemed less safe for those who walk.

Understanding whiplash

If you have been involved in an automobile accident in Louisiana, you should know about some of the symptoms to watch out for that may signal the development of an injury. As explained by WebMD, whiplash is one such injury that is commonly associated with car wrecks and you may be even more susceptible to it if you have been hit from the rear by another vehicle. This is because whiplash happens after your head and neck have forcibly and suddently been pushed forward and then back again. 

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