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Victim's family may pursue wrongful death suit after accident

Nothing can ever repair the harm done when a family loses a loved one to a fatal accident. However, when a victim is killed through no fault of his or her own, the surviving family members may choose to file a wrongful death suit against the individual believed to be responsible for their loss. One Louisiana family may do just that after losing a beloved member recently.

Police officers and emergency responders were summoned to the scene of an accident that occurred along a local highway. According to the police, the two-vehicle wreck was caused when a woman driving northbound attempted to make a left-hand turn onto another road. As she proceeded to cut over the southbound lane, her automobile was struck broadside by an oncoming motorcycle.

The 59-year-old rider was thrown from his bike by the force of the collision. He was taken by air to a local hospital. Though he was wearing proper protective equipment, he died from the injuries he suffered. The 34-year-old female driver was not injured in the collision. Louisiana police charged her with neglecting to yield the right-of-way to oncoming traffic.

Officials required the woman to submit to toxicology screening to check for any substances that could have contributed to the wreck. The victim's family may decide to consult with a personal injury attorney in order to seek monetary compensation in this wrongful death accident. Nothing will restore their loved one, but a financial award may offset some of the damages they have likely sustained following this tragic and preventable wreck.

Source: richlandtoday.com, "Oak Grove man killed in motorcycle accident in Forest", March 27, 2017

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