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July 2016 - Simien & Simien, LLC

Injury Prevention Program Releases Pokémon Go Safety Tips

The Pokémon Go smartphone game has captivated the entire country in the first two weeks of its release. But the game has caused distracted driving accidents all over the country and has become a concern for law enforcement and safety officials. Officials from University Medical Center New Orleans’ injury prevention

Study Shows Adolescents Being Diagnosed for More Concussions

There was a significant increase in concussion diagnoses for adolescents from 2007 to 2014, according to researchers from the University of California, San Francisco. Researchers studied nine million Americans’ health insurance claims and found that children between ages 10 and 19 accounted for one-third of concussion diagnoses. The study found

State Police Troop F Investigating Another Fatal Car Crash

There has been a lot of tragedy on the Louisiana roadways this year. One Louisiana state police troop has investigated 22 fatal car crashes that led to 23 deaths. The most recent accident happened on Thursday, July 14th, on Interstate 20, a few miles east of Monroe. The victim drove

Ashley Philen Honored in List of “Women Making a Difference”

Simien & Simien’s very own Ashley Philen was featured in the June issue of Acadiana Lifestyle. Philen was recognized as part of a group of women making a difference in the community. The list of “Women Making a Difference” is in its 14th year. Each year, eight women who are working

Federal Law Prohibits the Use of Recalled Cars as Rental Vehicles

As of June 1, 2016, rental car agencies can no longer rent vehicles to customers if the vehicle has any outstanding recalls. This includes recalls on specific parts as well. These issues must be addressed before the agency can rent it to a consumer. In 2014 alone, there were roughly

The NHTSA has released preliminary traffic death information for 2015

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has released preliminary traffic death information for 2015. It found that there was an estimated 7.7 percent increase in the number of traffic deaths for 2015 compared to 2014. The total for 2015 is roughly 35,200. That means that nearly 100 people die