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Understanding submerged vehicle accidents

When Louisiana drivers think about car accidents, they usually consider collisions between vehicles. They may not consider what might happen if their car becomes submerged in water during the accident. It is important for people to know what to do if they find themselves in this situation, as well as how this situation can occur.

Recognize the signs of traumatic brain injury

Traumatic brain injury impacts the most vulnerable Louisiana residents the most: newborns, toddlers and the elderly. Teenagers and 20-somethings are not immune, however, as their developing brains still need considerable protection. At Lee M. Schwalben, M.D., J.D., LLC, our experts have assisted individuals of all ages who have suffered from severe trauma to the head.  

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?


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