The untimely loss of a child is a devastating experience that no family should ever have to face. When this loss comes as a result of the negligent actions of another party, the surviving family members of the victim may wish to pursue restitution through a wrongful death claim. A recent head-on car accident that took place in Louisiana reportedly led to the death of a 5-year-old girl.
According to Louisiana State Police, the incident took place just after 9 p.m. on a recent Friday as the driver of an eastbound vehicle attempted to make a left turn. Unfortunately, the driver turned right into the path of a vehicle that was moving west and struck it head-on. A young girl in the westbound vehicle reportedly suffered serious injuries in the process, and although she was rushed to a medical facility for treatment, she was pronounced dead shortly thereafter.
Although law enforcement agents have initiated an investigation into the incident. However, they reportedly remain uncertain of what might have caused the driver to attempt such a maneuver. Should they determine him to be at fault in the accident, which is likely, the child's surviving family members may wish to pursue accountability through civil court.
When the negligent actions of a driver force a family to endure the loss of a child, they may wish to pursue restitution accordingly, but the process can be stressful and intimidating. When facing similar circumstances, surviving family members could choose to speak with an attorney for guidance on how best to proceed. An attorney can inform a client in Louisiana on what to expect during the process and subsequently assist in pursuing the full amount of compensation entitled through a wrongful death claim against the party deemed culpable.
Source: weeklycitizen.com, "Head-on crash leaves 5-Year-Old dead in Ascension Parish", April 9, 2018