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Head-on car accidents often the result of careless driving

Two men have lost their lives in a tragic motor vehicle crash in Louisiana. The accident occurred along Highway 3127. Sometimes these kinds of car accidents occur due to a motorist's negligence, which is grounds for litigation in civil court.

According to police, the recent Louisiana accident happened when a 21-year-old man was driving east along the highway. Meanwhile, a 39-year-old man was driving west on the same highway. The younger driver then suddenly breached the road's middle line and hit the older driver's car head-on.

The older driver and his front seat passenger died at the scene of the wreck. Meanwhile, the two passengers in the backseat of this car were hurt, one seriously and the other with moderate injuries. The driver who caused the accident also suffered moderate injuries and was taken to a medical center.

If the gathered evidence suggests that the younger driver caused the accident due to negligent driving -- such as speeding or driving while distracted -- the family members of the two men who died in the crash may decide to file wrongful death claims against the driver, seeking the reimbursement of monetary damages. Likewise, the injured passengers may file personal injury claims. In a successfully presented claim, a judicial award of monetary damages may help with covering losses tied to these types of car accidents, such as burial expenses and the loss of wages. A damage award may also help to address pain and suffering along with emotional distress resulting from the tragic wreck.

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