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Keeping Track of Medical Bills After a car accident that results in personal injury, there will be a lot to keep track of. Accident documentation, police reports, statements to insurance, medical information, and missed work records are important. Some statistics say up to 80% of medical billing may contain some form of error. Keeping a close account of your charges is a must.
Fault States and No-Fault States The United States is not completely united in the way each state handles legal matters. While most states rely on the same standards for legal liability, there are fault and no-fault states. Fault, of course, is determined by finding out which party in an incident was negligent.
Amtrak Train Accident Disaster struck an Amtrak passenger train in Washington state on December 18, 2017. The Amtrak Cascades passenger train left the rails of the Point Defiance Bypass rail route south of Tacoma, Washington. The train derailed as it rounded a corner at 82 mph, drastically exceeding the speed limit.
XXIII Olympic Winter Games The 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea kicks off with the opening ceremony on Friday, February 9th at 5:00am CST. The games are set to run 16 days until closing ceremonies on February 25th. The games unofficially began with the torch relay that started in Greece on October 24, 2017. The relay entered South Korea on November 1, 2017.
New Stop Sign on Lafayette Street A new stop sign is set be installed on Lafayette Street at the Convent Street intersection on February 1, 2018. If you frequently drive in the Downtown Lafayette area, you are probably familiar with the intersection at Convent Street and Lafayette Street. You’ve likely witnessed the significant confusion that occurs between drivers approaching ...
Inmate Attacked By Dog and Deputy It was Dec. 6, 2012, correctional officers were conducting a contraband sweep at Iberia Parish Jail. Marcus Robicheaux and the other inmates were standing with his hands on his head and his nose pressed against the wall of the recreation yard. Suddenly, one deputy pulled Robicheaux from the wall and threw him to the ground.
Seat Belts Save Lives Traffic crashes cost the nation about $230 billion each year in medical expenses, lost productivity, property damage and related costs. What is the Impact of Seat Belt Use? According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the overall seat belt use rate in 2014 was 87 percent.
Red Light Cameras – Good or Bad Red light cameras have never been popular in the United States. Nobody likes to get a ticket in the mail for driving through an intersection when the light was yellow. There is something about red light cameras that intuitively seems unfair. The cameras are seen by many as a means of generating revenue.
Defensive Driving Tips To Prevent Being a Car Accident Victim Every year, thousands of people lose their lives in automobile accidents and millions become permanently impaired. The alarming thing about accidents is that they are on the rise with each passing year. But as they say, every cloud has a silver lining; the good news is that most of these accidents can easily be avoid ...
Lafayette Mardi Gras Events Mardi Gras is more than just a day…it’s a whole party season! When it comes to having fun, South Louisiana knows how to let the good times roll. Lafayette and the surrounding areas have an amazing lineup of events, activities and parades going down. We’ve got festivals and carnival rides. There are parades and beads. Live music and dancing everywhere.
Mardi Gras Time! The Mardi Gras season is upon us! The music, dancing, parades, beads and parties are fun, but nothing says Mardi Gras quite like the king cake! Bakeries all across Louisiana are in full scale king cake production. Hundreds of thousands of king cakes will be made and consumed in span of a few weeks.
Freezing Temperatures & Outdoor Animals South Louisiana is experiencing incredibly cold weather. Temperatures are dropping below freezing overnight across the state and are expected to stay cold throughout the first week of January. You will be hearing TV news anchors and radio stations disc jockeys reminding people to protect the Three P’s. Pets. Pipes. Plants.
New Year’s Safety Suggestions The count down begins….Ten. Nine. Eight. Seven. Six. Five. Four. Three. Two. One. The ball drops and everyone cheers! New Year’s Eve is one of the most festive and celebrated holidays of the year. Consequently, it is also one of the most dangerous holidays. It’s estimated that during the Christmas and New Year’s season 42% of traffic accidents are t ...
Risks and Dangers Speeding is illegal, yet most drivers are probably guilty of driving too fast at some time or other. Going five or ten miles above the speed limit on an open road? Everyone does that, don’t they? Perhaps it is getting around slowpoke drivers when late for work. Or, some drivers may drive faster on a road they know well and drive often.
Uber Rides Everyone has heard about Uber! The new ride service in cities all over the world is exciting and easy. You download an app, connect with a driver, and get a ride to a place you wish to go. Maybe you love it. You have used it and like that it is cheaper than a taxi. All you need is the app to call a ride, and someone else does the driving for you.
After an accident, we do our best to take stock of the situation. We may exit the vehicle and begin to gather information for the police and our attorney. However, it is not always possible to accomplish this safely. At all times, our safety is the number one priority. Take stock of your situation and be sure to operate carefully in an unsafe environment.
Fatigue & Drowsy Driving Those monotonous drives on the I-10 do make a person tend to fade out or “drift off”, especially if it is a regular commute. Everyone experiences something like this on any road or highway. Often times we do not want to admit that we are “too tired to drive”. We all know that drinking and driving is dangerous and illegal.
Craigslist, Facebook, Wanted Ads Online sales and person to person transactions are incredibly popular. Facebook groups like For Sale, Wanted or Free in Acadiana, and hundreds of others like it, list items for sale within the local community. People regularly sell items in local newspaper classified ads. Craigslist sells millions of items every year. You can buy anything online.
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