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What to do first if you’re injured in a car accident

Car Accidents

With the continuing increase in traffic, being injured in a car accident is not a matter of if, but of when.

Whether you choose to consult an attorney or plan to work with the insurance company yourself, the Department of Motor Vehicles (dmv.gov) suggests several steps that will protect you and your claim for compensation if you are injured in an accident through no fault of your own.

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Iberia Parish Sheriff Louis Ackal charged in inmate assault

Iberia Parish Sheriff Louis Ackal and Lieutenant Colonel Gerald Savoy were charged today with civil rights violations in the April 29, 2011 beatings of five pre-trail detainees at the Iberia Parish Jail.

Ackal and Savoy are the most recent and highest ranking members of the Iberia Parish Sheriff’s Office to be linked to the assault of the detainees in custody at the Iberia Parish Jail.  The incident started out as a contraband sweep of the jail and resulted in the detainees being taken to the jail chapel, an area where there is no video surveillance, and beaten by the officers with fists and batons.

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