Car wrecks can happen at any time on Louisiana roadways. One recent crash occurred in Lafayette. Authorities suspect that the driver may have been impaired.
Police say that the one-car crash happened when the driver of a vehicle carrying four people lost control, left the roadway and struck a tree. It is unclear what caused the driver to lose control of the vehicle. All four occupants, who were not wearing their seat belts, were ejected from the car during the incident. One man died due to the injuries he suffered.
As happens sometimes in these types of car wrecks, the driver was arrested as a result of the incident. He now faces charges of vehicular homicide, two counts of first-degree negligent injuring, careless operation, operating without a driver's license and failure to wear a seat belt. The other victims suffered moderate injuries for which they sought treatment at a local area hospital.
When car wrecks such as this one happen in Louisiana, it can be hard for the victims and/or their survivors to recover, both financially and emotionally. In such cases, there may be the opportunity for victims whjo survive and/or the family of the deceased victim to recover economically for their losses. Though a monetary award can never undo what has already occurred, it can help with the financial pain caused in such cases. A complete review of the situation with an experienced personal injury attorney can be of great assistance to those facing these difficult circumstances.
Source: katc.com, "Crowley man charged in fatal interstate accident", Jordan Lippincott, June 24, 2017