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The holidays are over, but their financial effects might not be

There are many things people here in Louisiana may be feeling now that the holidays have reached their conclusion. Unfortunately, not all of these feelings are happy ones. For example, some may be feeling regret or worry over their holiday spending.

Such feelings are relatively common, as is underscored by the results of a recent WalletHub survey. Of the respondents to this survey, 18 percent reported regretting a purchase made over the recent holiday season. Also, 37 percent said they overspent during this season.

Accident statistics in Louisiana

If you are like many people in Louisiana, you might wonder how safe the roads and highways are. A look at records from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration give some insight into this for a variety of groups, including motorcyclists, bicyclists and pedestrians. 

In East Baton Rouge Parish between 2013 and 2017, a total of 251 people were killed in motor vehicle accidents. Of those, 95 were either on a motorcycle, on a bicycle or on foot. Bikers represented 29 of the deaths, cyclists represented 12 of the deaths and pedestrians represented 54 of the deaths.

Biggest differences between car and semi-truck accidents

Car accidents occur often and a lot of the time the individuals involved walk away either unscathed or with injuries that will heal. Why is it that when individuals are involved in semi-truck accidents, many do not walk away and if they do, it is with a lasting injury? What makes semi-truck accidents different from typical car accidents?


A serious spinal cord injury may not be immediately obvious

Serious accidents, like car crashes or slip and falls, can cause life-altering injuries, including injuries to your spinal cord. However, you may not recognize when you have sustained a spinal cord injury if you are not already familiar with the signs, and if a spinal cord injury goes untreated, it could become even more severe.

The spinal cord is a group of nerves that help the brain and the body communicate. A spinal cord injury can be a bruise, partial tear or complete tear within the spinal cord and can range in severity.

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