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December 2017 Archives

What does it mean to plead the 5th?

If you are facing criminal charges, you may wonder if you can plead the fifth. You have probably heard about pleading the fifth a lot. It is commonly used in the movies and in television shows. It refers to the fifth amendment of the constitution. The very basic definition of pleading the fifth, according to Time, is when you use your fifth amendment right to not incriminate yourself in a crime.

Are power strips a fire hazard?

In today's high tech world, you probably have more things to plug in than places to plug them in. In a case like this, you probably use a power strip. However, what you may not realize is that many fires occur in Louisiana due to improperly used power strips. Knowing how to use them can help you to stay safe and keep your home and family safe.

What to know before having an appendectomy

One of the most common surgeries in Louisiana is an appendectomy. This is the removal of the appendix. This small organ is not needed for normal body function, so removing it is perfectly okay. If it gets infected, removal can save a person's life. However, a with any surgery, an appendectomy comes with risks. 

Distracted driving paving the way for new car technology

One thing that many motorists in Bossier do not think much about is how their actions affect road safety until they find themselves involved in crashes. As dangerous as driving can be, many individuals take chances and use their cellphones, eat and mess around with things inside of their cars while they are operating their vehicles. They simply cannot wait until they are off the roads to avoid distractions. 

3 car accident injuries that take time to reveal themselves

This year appears to be on track for fewer severe injury and fatality crashes than 2016 in Louisiana. According to DataReports from Louisiana State University, there were 1,887 crashes involving severe and fatal injuries in 2016, while so far, as of the first week of December of 2017, there are just under 1,600. 

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