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Louisiana car wreck may lead to wrongful death claim

One small Louisiana police troop has investigated 18 fatal crashes just this year. Now, they are faced with another such duty as a two-car accident happened recently. In addition, a local man may face charges of wrongful death if police determine that he caused the crash that took a woman's life.

According to early reports about the incident, the two-car crash happened when one vehicle slowed to make a left turn into a private driveway. That is when another car smashed into the back of the slowing vehicle. The violence of the impact left one woman dead, and the two small children in her vehicle suffered minor injuries and were taken to a local hospital for medical care.

After the crash, police began an investigation that could lead to charges for the driver who crashed into the slowed vehicle. Early reports indicate that he initially received a careless operation citation. However, the charges could increase after authorities complete their investigation of the crash and review the blood alcohol test results and other evidence obtained. In addition, the family of the deceased victim could also make a claim of wrongful death if it is found that the man caused the incident and the death.

In Louisiana, as in other states, when a person is injured or killed in a crash, there are claims that may be available to help victims. These can include wrongful death if a person died as the result of the actions of another. In such cases, it is the surviving family that can seek an award that will help them pay for the economic losses that they suffered as a result of an accident. Though they cannot give families of survivors full relief from the emotional loss that they have suffered, these payments can be helpful and can ensure that a family is taken care of after the loss of a loved one.

Source:, "Mer Rouge woman dies in Morehouse crash", Staff, June 28, 2017

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