Articles Tagged with Personal Injury

police_boat-300x225Since the tender age of 12, local police officer Christian Coyle knew it was his mission to save lives.

In 2005, Officer Coyle was riding with his father across the Causeway when their vehicle suffered a flat. An impaired driver would end up rear-ending their vehicle. While Christian survived the accident, his father, unfortunately, did not.

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Bike riders and drivers, please take extra caution this week. We are celebrating Bike to Work Week and some very important rules must be followed in order to avoid a serious accident.

At Cardone Law Firm, our New Orleans personal injury attorneys want you to be safe this week and at all times when using a bicycle, whether it’s for exercise or personal transportation.

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You’re exhausted after a long day at the office and on your way home. Suddenly, there’s a screeching of tires and a harsh jolt that sends you forward in your seat.

In the aftermath of a severe car accident, you might suffer from a debilitating injury that can keep you out of work for weeks – or even permanently.

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April is officially known as National Distracted Driving Awareness Month and your Louisiana car accident attorneys here at Cardone Law Firm would like to help spread the message in order to hopefully save lives and keep all drivers safe out on the roads.

Unfortunately, the use of cell phones and other tech while behind the wheel, has made it extremely easy for drivers to get distracted. Consider that five seconds is the average time your eyes are off the road while texting. If traveling at 55 MPH, that’s enough time to cover the length of a standard-sized football field. Now consider individuals who are traveling at even greater speeds, such as 75 MPH and up.

Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) happen in many different ways and, often times, are preventable. This is especially true of TBIs in the workplace. With falls accounting for 47 percent of all TBI-related injuries, hospitalizations, and deaths in the United States, a workplace injury can easily lead to serious head trauma.

With nearly three million nonfatal injuries occurring in 2016, a head injury can leave an individual with life-long issues and permanently out of a job. When facing the challenges of a traumatic brain injury, victims and their families can deal with an unbearable amount of pain and financial stress.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that each year over 300,000 children (age 19 or younger) are treated in the U.S. for traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) or concussions while playing sports. Even more troublesome is the fact that between 2001 to 2012, the rate of emergency room visits for sports and recreation-related injuries that ended with a diagnosis of a concussion or TBI more than doubled amongst this same age group.

With April being Youth Sports Safety Month, now is the perfect time to remember the importance of injury prevention and safety for our children as they participate in the activities they love. Whether it’s a high impact sport like football or just a traditional family bike ride on Sunday afternoon, taking the necessary steps to prevent a catastrophic event can truly prevent serious lifelong disabilities or severe injuries.

World Health Day is coming up on April 7th this year. At the Cardone Law Firm, we believe it is the perfect time to educate people about TBIs (traumatic brain injuries) as more and more people head outside to enjoy the warmer weather and participate in spring sports.

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that 2.8 million cases of TBIs are reported each year. This statistic is even more worrisome when you consider how many of that number are children. According to the CDC, the number of sports- and recreation-related injuries involving a TBI more than doubled from 2001 to 2012 among children ages 0-19.