A woman recently lost her life in a Louisiana vehicle accident, while a man suffered injuries. The accident took place on a Monday. Sometimes, car wrecks occur as a result of the reported negligence of certain drivers, which is grounds for civil litigation.
According to police, a woman, 20, was operating a car south along U.S. 61 at about 6 p.m. All of a sudden, she went over the median. An SUV that another woman, 23, was driving ended up hitting the car.
The woman driving the car was thrown from the vehicle and then hit by a pickup truck that a man, 28, was driving. She was pronounced deceased at the accident scene. Authorities said the woman did not have her safety belt on at the time of the collision. The SUV driver suffered moderate injuries and was transported to the hospital, while the pickup truck driver suffered no injuries. Police said they did not think any drivers were impaired when the crash happened.
The man who was injured in the Louisiana accident may opt to file a personal injury claim, seeking the reimbursement of monetary damages sustained in the crash. Even though the woman who allegedly caused the accident died in the crash, her estate may be sued. In addition, any person with an ownership interest in the car she was driving may also be named in a lawsuit. Liability has to be established to the satisfaction of the civil court hearing the case before claims for damages will be adjudicated. Damages may help to cover hospital costs and other expenses associated with these types of car wrecks.
Source: wwltv.com, "LSP: Unrestrained 20-year-old dies in car crash", Nov. 8, 2016