Posted on July 29, 2016
Losing a loved one is difficult under any circumstances. This is especially true when the loss comes unexpectedly and does not leave one with time to prepare. A recent motorcycle accident in Louisiana has caught a family by surprise and left them with grief as the loss of their son weighs on their hearts.
The fatal collision occurred on a Friday. A 20-year-old man was traveling along a roadway on his motorcycle when another vehicle pulled out of a driveway. The motorcycle slammed into the side of the vehicle that had come into his path. Authorities soon arrived at the site of the crash, where they pronounced the young man dead.
The driver of the car suffered minor injuries and was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment. The parents of the young man have requested that contributions be made to the media department of their church in honor of his love for music and media that was evidenced in that area. No criminal charges have been filed at this point, though the investigation is likely ongoing.
The family members of this man have the right to file a civil lawsuit for wrongful death on his behalf. These types of civil claims, if successfully navigated, could result in compensation for the end-of-life expenses and other monetary losses. Those in Louisiana who have been in a motorcycle accident or have lost a loved one in such a manner have the right to seek assistance to determine their legal rights and what steps may be appropriate to enforce them.
Source: klfy.com, “Lafayette Pastor loses son in fatal motorcycle crash“, Sep. 13, 2015