Losing control of a commercial vehicle can be dangerous, and the size and weight of such a vehicle can make it substantially more difficult to maneuver back on course. Similar incidents run the unfortunate risk of placing everyone nearby in harm's way, as trucking accidents run a greater chance of ending in disaster. A recent collision involving a box truck has claimed the life of a 24-year-old woman in Louisiana.
The accident reportedly took place on a recent Monday at around 9:20 a.m. Initial investigations indicate that the driver of a box truck suddenly lost control of the vehicle and struck a nearby vehicle head-on after entering an oncoming lane. While the driver of the truck suffered only minor injuries, the driver of the other vehicle reportedly died at the scene.
While an investigation into the accident is underway, no further details were provided as to what might have caused it to occur. However, authorities have advised that charges are pending against the driver of the box truck. Losing a loved one due to the negligent actions of another driver can be a difficult thing to accept and can leave surviving family members in search of answers.
Truck accidents can be catastrophic incidents, and those who lose someone close in such an accident may wish to exercise their rights to pursue restitution. Since navigating the civil justice system can be complex, a person in Louisiana could benefit from retaining the services of an attorney early on. An attorney can examine the incident and assist a client in pursuing restitution through a claim against the party or parties deemed responsible.