All accidents are a headache to process. When people are injured, victims often experience hospital stays, treatments, medical bills, medical insurance and follow-up treatment, depending on the severity of the injury. In addition, victims must process the crash with car insurance companies. Additional circumstances can further complicate matters, such as those surrounding one recent accident involving a Louisiana state trooper. He was injured in a crash that involved a drunk driver.
The officer was on duty in a construction zone when the crash occurred. Reportedly, his vehicle was a well-marked Louisiana State Trooper vehicle and maintained flashing lights in the construction zone. At the time of the accident, a construction "crash truck" was parked behind the trooper's vehicle.
After a 31-year-old female driver passed the crash truck, she struck the back end of the trooper's vehicle. The trooper suffered injuries as a result, but he is expected to recover. Authorities have reported that the woman has been arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated, vehicular negligent injuring and careless operation.
This drunk driving accident is a prime example of how the details and circumstances can complicate the aftermath. The officer and other victims like him may be confused regarding filing an insurance a claim and whose insurance should cover the damages. An injury that occurs while at work may fall under workers' compensation insurance as well as a negligent driver's automobile insurance. Victims with complicated accidents often find a personal injury attorney to be helpful when filing claims and/or personal injury lawsuits, if applicable.