Hearing the news that a loved one has died in a fatal collision could be one of the most difficult circumstances a person will ever face. Those who experience such a loss due to another person's negligent actions could choose to pursue restitution through a wrongful death claim. Charges are reportedly pending after a recent accident in Louisiana that killed a 64-year-old woman.
The incident reportedly took place on a recent Tuesday when a southbound driver lost control of his truck and veered off the road. The truck proceeded to cross over the median and into oncoming traffic before slamming into another vehicle. The driver of the truck reportedly suffered injuries in the crash and was transported to a local medical facility, while the driver of the other vehicle passed away soon thereafter.
Authorities have advised that an investigation into the incident remains underway. Although no further information was provided as to what might have caused it to occur, they have also stated that charges are pending against the driver of the truck. Types of negligence such as distraction and impairment increase the risks that a similar accident may occur, and without such negligence, such an incident could be avoided entirely.
When another driver's actions leave a family mourning over an untimely death, they may wish to exercise their rights to pursue accountability in civil court. Since the process can be stressful and daunting, those who face a similar situation could benefit from retaining the services of an attorney early on for guidance. An attorney can examine the incident and assist a client in Louisiana in pursuing the restitution deserved through a wrongful death claim.