Losing a loved one in a serious collision is something no family should ever have to experience. Should this loss come at the hands of another party, the victim's family could choose to pursue restitution through a wrongful death claim, but they might be uncertain where to turn for guidance in the process. A recent collision has claimed the life of a 59-year-old man after another driver crossed into the wrong lane of traffic in Louisiana.
According to reports, the accident took place on a recent Wednesday evening when, for unknown reasons, a driver lost control of his truck. After crossing into an oncoming lane, the truck collided with another vehicle and then proceeded to strike several others in the process. The accident involved six vehicles in total, and one driver reportedly suffered fatal injuries in the process and was pronounced dead at the scene.
Although an investigation is underway, authorities reportedly remain uncertain what might have caused the man to lose control of his vehicle. The man provided toxicology samples for testing purposes soon thereafter, the results of which are still pending. Should he be determined at fault in the collision, which is likely, the surviving family members of the deceased may choose to hold him accountable for his actions through the civil justice system.
Families who wish to pursue restitution following such an untimely loss may benefit from seeking guidance in the early stages of the process. By speaking with an attorney, one could obtain advice on the best course of action with which to proceed. An experienced attorney can assist a client in Louisiana in pursuing the full amount of compensation to which he or she is entitled through a wrongful death claim against the party deemed at fault.
Source: nola.com, "Luling man killed in 6-vehicle crash on U.S. 90 in St. Charles Parish", Laura Mcknight, Dec. 29, 2017