The loss of a child is something no parent should ever be forced to endure. Should this loss come at the hands of a negligent driver, the situation could be significantly more challenging to accept, potentially leaving parents in search of answers, or justice. A recent accident in Louisiana has left four individuals with injuries, and has claimed the life of a 5-month-old child.
The incident occurred around 6 p.m. on a recent Wednesday, when a truck suddenly struck another vehicle from behind. The force of the initial collision caused the second vehicle to collide with another, which was reportedly carrying a woman and her baby. Shortly after the collision, the woman apparently found that her child's car seat had been thrown into the dashboard in the process, and the baby was rushed to the hospital and placed on life support.
The child unfortunately passed away the following Friday morning. Several witnesses claim that the vehicle who initiated the collision was weaving in and out of traffic shortly before the incident, and the driver was reportedly texting at the time. An investigation of the incident was conducted, and the driver was blamed for the incident by local authorities.
Those who lose someone close due to the actions of a negligent driver may wish to pursue restitution, but they may be uncertain about the next steps to take. When faced with such a tragedy, an individual could speak with an attorney for advice in navigating the process. An attorney in Louisiana can address the situation and assist a client in pursuing the full amount of compensation available through a wrongful death claim against the party deemed at fault.
Source: wafb.com, "Baby dies in I-12 crash that injured 4 others Wednesday night", Kiran Chawla, Oct. 11, 2017