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Personal injury claim may come after tragic accident in Louisiana

Details are few after a tragic accident left a man dead on a roadway in Louisiana. The crash, like many car accidents in the state, has left authorities with questions relating to what happened and who may have been at fault. Once the determination is made and all of the evidence has been reviewed, the deceased victim's surviving family may find that they have grounds to make a personal injury claim against the driver believed to have been at fault.

According to early reports, there were three vehicles involved in the car accident. The wreck happened at midday at a busy intersection of two Louisiana roadways in Jefferson Parish. It is unclear what happened to cause the vehicles involved to collide. 

What is known is that one of the victims was trapped inside of his vehicle due to the violence of the impact. He had to be extricated from his car by authorities. Unfortunately, he died later of his injuries. The others involved apparently suffered minor injuries and were expected to survive.

A detailed investigation will likely reveal which party or parties bear responsibility for the collision. The surviving family of the deceased victim have every right to consult a personal injury attorney in Louisiana to assess the viability of proceeding with a wrongful death claim in civil court. Many times, the lawyer can add to the official police investigation in order to gather all evidence relevant to a civil claim for monetary damages.  Many times, with the right documentation, an attorney is able to effect a fair settlement with a tortfeasor's insurance company; other times, it is necessary to pursue a claim through a trial.

Source:, "Man killed in Terrytown car crash", July 7, 2017

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