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Bad weather may contribute to injury, fatal car wrecks

A collision involving three cars recently led to a man's death in Louisiana. The car wreck occurred on a Monday. These types of car wrecks can easily happen due to the carelessness of a driver, in which case the driver will be held liable for any injuries or deaths that happened as a result.

The crash occurred along Interstate 10 at about noon.  Police said a man, 66, ended up losing control of the SUV he was driving on the eastbound lanes of the interstate. He reportedly crossed through the median and entered the westbound lanes. Police reported that the road was wet when the crash occurred.

After the SUV went into the westbound lanes, it hit a car head-on. A second car then hit the SUV. The SUV driver and a 26-year-old woman in the first car suffered injuries deemed to be moderate. Meanwhile, the 26-year-old man who was driving the first car passed away in the crash. Police said impairment did not appear to be a factor in this collision.

The family members of the male car driver who died in the Louisiana crash may decide to file a wrongful death claim against the SUV driver, seeking damages. Likewise, the woman from the first car who suffered injuries in the collision may opt to file a personal injury claim. Competent proof of negligence -- such as driving too quickly for weather conditions -- is necessary to establish liability in a manner that satisfies the civil court hearing the case. Monetary damages awarded in the case may help to cover hospital costs, burial expenses and other losses tied to these types of car wrecks.

Source: northjersey.com, "Bergenfield man killed in Louisiana car crash", Stefanie Dazio, Sept. 6, 2016

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