Losing a loved one in an untimely accident can be a challenging thing to accept. Should the loss occur at the hands of a negligent driver, a family might be left in search of answers or justice, especially when an unborn child is involved. A recent head-on collision in Louisiana has claimed the lives of two individuals, one of whom was reportedly seven months pregnant.
According to authorities, the incident took place on a recent Saturday when for unknown reasons, a truck crossed into the wrong lane of traffic and struck another vehicle head-on. A passenger in the truck was transported to the hospital for treatment, while the driver was reportedly taken to the local police department for testing. The driver and passenger in the other vehicle were both pronounced dead at a medical facility soon thereafter, and unfortunately, so was the passenger's unborn child.
Authorities say that the investigation into the incident is ongoing, and state that they are awaiting results from blood and alcohol tests. Many individuals have been forced to suffer the loss of someone close in accidents that occurred under similar circumstances. Should the other driver be deemed at fault in this situation, which appears likely, the surviving family members of the victims may wish to pursue accountability through the civil justice system.
Those who suffer loss at the hands of a seemingly negligent driver may wish to seek restitution accordingly, but the process can be stressful and challenging. When facing a similar circumstances, a family could consult with an experienced attorney for guidance in navigating the process. An attorney in Louisiana can examine the situation thoroughly and provide a client with assistance in pursuing the full amount of compensation achievable through a wrongful death claim against the party deemed at fault.
Source: nola.com, "Woman 7-months pregnant, man killed in New Orleans car crash", Doug Maccash, Dec. 2, 2017