Family of victim can pursue claims after Louisiana car accident

Single-vehicle crashes can have results as serious as multi-car pile-ups. Those victims involved in either type of automobile collision can pursue claims for damage, injury or the death of a loved one. A recent car accident in Louisiana has changed the lives of two families.

Late one night on January 2, a single-vehicle crash occurred in Claiborne Parish. A 24-year-old man and a 24-year-old woman were driving east on a highway. For reasons yet unknown, the driver allegedly lost control and ran off the road before flipping and slamming into a tree.

Authorities soon arrived on the scene and declared both occupants dead from the injuries that they had suffered; neither had on a seatbelt. It is believed that speed may have been a factor leading to this motor vehicle accident; however, investigators are continuing to look into the specifics of the crash. Furthermore, a toxicology sample is yet to be analyzed by officials to see if alcohol or drugs played a role.

This single-vehicle collision in Louisiana resulted in the deaths of two young adults. The family members of the passenger that lost her life during this car accident have the right to take action on her behalf. This family can file civil claims against the deceased driver’s estate for her wrongful death, which can hold the other party responsible and perhaps bring the surviving family a sense of comfort during this time. These family members can seek guidance from a legal professional to better understand their options and decide on their best course of action.

Source:, “Two killed in weekend car crash – Minden Press-Herald“, Jan. 3, 2016