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  • October
    17 2017

    Louisiana Oil Rig Explosion: 7 Injured, 1 Still Missing, Investigation Ongoing

    On Sunday, Oct. 15th just after 7 p.m., an oil rig explosion on a lake north of New Orleans injured seven people and left another man missing. While the investigation into the causes of this rig explosion is ongoing, authorities suspended the search for the missing man, 44-year-old Timothy Morrison, Monday evening, roughly 24 hours […]

  • October
    03 2017

    Is There a Link between Traumatic Brain Injury & Alzheimer’s Disease?

    Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) and Alzheimer’s disease (AD) can be marked by similar cognitive impairments, like memory problems, confusion, speech difficulties and disorientation. While these symptoms can dissipate in some TBI patients (versus persist in AD patients), the symptom similarity may not be the only link between these two conditions. In fact, a growing number […]

  • September
    26 2017

    New DOT Rule Requiring More Training for Entry-Level Truckers Now In Effect

    As of June 2017, a new federal trucking regulation that requires specific training for entry-level truckers took effect. This rule provides a three-year compliance window for motor carriers, trainers and others, and it will impact truck drivers who receive their commercial drivers’ licenses (CDLs) on or after February 7, 2020. Have You or a Loved […]

  • September
    19 2017

    Settlement Demand Letters: What They Are & How to Write/Send Them

    When it’s time to seek damages for accident-related injuries and losses, sending a well-written settlement demand letter to the insurance company can be an important first step. A good demand letter may be a catalyst for negotiating a fair settlement, potentially expediting the resolution of a claim. A solid demand letter can also serve as […]

  • September
    05 2017

    Diagnosing Concussions: How Accurate Is Tablet-Based Software ‘BrainCheck’?

    Every year in the U.S., between 1.2 and 2.85 million people sustain a concussion, a mild form of traumatic brain injury (TBI). These injuries cause irreversible neurological issues in at least 70,000 of these concussion sufferers, costing about $60 billion annually. While these statistics may be compelling enough, researchers and medical professionals believe they underestimate […]