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November 2017 Archives

Lack of regulations and enforcement blamed for fatal crash

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has come under fire from another federal agency, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), for its lack of oversight. Specifically, it was criticized regarding only requiring voluntary reporting for things like medical records of drivers. The FMCSA is charged with overseeing the safety of commercial motor vehicle, including trucks and buses.

Pushing back against a low first offer from insurance

You've paid for your motor vehicle insurance for years, possibly without any major claims. Suddenly, another driver who was distracted or negligent came out of nowhere and changed your life. Getting hurt in an accident causes more that just physical pain. It can cause major financial issues and lead to a substantially lower quality of life. On top of a damaged vehicle and mounting medical bills, you're probably also missing work until you heal to a certain point.

Chalmette pharmacy caught up in federal drug investigation

Law enforcement agencies at all levels are increasingly cracking down on doctors and pharmacists who abuse their authority by providing potentially-lethal amounts of drugs -- particularly opioids -- to patients. A pharmacy here in Chalmette has been the target of a Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) investigation.

How to avoid hydroplaning

In Louisiana, where we get battered by heavy rains, the possibility of hydroplaning is a significant danger for drivers. It happens when drivers hit standing water in the road. The vehicle's tires are no longer on the road's surface, which can make steering the car or controlling it in any way virtually impossible. Hydroplaning often sends drivers into a panic, which only exacerbates the situation.

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