In some cases, being involved in a motor vehicle accident could be a minor inconvenience that alters a person's plans for the day. Unfortunately, in others, car accidents can be more severe, potentially placing the health and safety of all parties involved at risk. A rear-end collision in Louisiana has reportedly claimed the life of a 32-year-old man.
According to law enforcement agents, the accident occurred on a recent Thursday just after 8 p.m. Initial investigations suggest that a vehicle was heading north on a local interstate when, for reasons that remain unclear, it was suddenly struck from behind by a car. The initial impact reportedly forced the vehicle to turn over onto its side, and the driver was subsequently ejected from within.
After arriving at the scene of the crash, emergency personnel transported the man to the hospital for treatment, but he was pronounced dead later on. Although toxicology samples were collected, police reportedly don't believe that intoxication was a contributing factor. However, the investigation into the crash is ongoing, and authorities have advised that criminal charges could be pending.
Should one party be deemed at fault, the surviving family members of the victims of fatal car accidents may wish to pursue restitution through the civil justice system. Since the average person may lack the necessary legal experience to navigate the process, one may find it beneficial to consider consulting with an experienced attorney early on. An attorney can assist a client in Louisiana in pursuing the full amount of restitution entitled through a wrongful death claim.
Source: sunherald.com, "Coast man killed in crash near Pearl River, Louisiana troopers say", Patrick Ochs, May 4, 2018