Posted on July 29, 2016
A recent wrong-way collision occurred in Louisiana. The fatal accident involved four vehicles and as many drivers. Family members of victims killed in head-on crashes may find themselves in the aftermath of such tragedies wondering what they are supposed to do next. A personal injury attorney can help identify responsible parties and offer assistance in pursuing claims for legal relief.
In this particular incident, a 58-year-old man was headed north along LA 16. He was the sole occupant of his vehicle. The car crossed over the centerline into the lanes of oncoming traffic. The vehicle soon swiped one car and slammed into another, before swiping a third. car
The drivers in the two motor vehicles that were sideswiped both suffered minor injuries. Additionally, the driver of the wrong-way vehicle also suffered minor injuries. Unfortunately, the 19-year-old girl whose vehicle was struck head-on was killed in the crash. Louisiana authorities quickly arrived at the scene and determined that man believed responsible for the tragedy was impaired at the time of the collision.
The driver apparently responsible for this fatal accident was arrested for DWI and is facing further charges for negligent homicide and injuring. His bond was set at just over $50,000. The immediate family members of the victim who was killed has the right to file a civil claim for her wrongful death, while those injured have the right to file claims for any serious personal injuries suffered. Successfully presented claims may result in the entry of a judgment for documented financial losses.
Source: wafb.com, “Denham Springs man arrested after crash that killed 19-year-old“, Oct. 2, 2015