A 6-year-old girl was killed in a recent car crash in Calcasieu Parish. Her family members are surely devastated and wondering how such a tragedy could have happened. Sometimes these types of crashes happen as a result of driver negligence, which often magnifies the loss.
Events leading up to the accident
The fatal accident involved two automobiles and took place on a recent Sunday at about 2 p.m. According to police, a car heading west along a road ended up running a stop sign at an intersection. The car then reportedly hit a sport utility vehicle that was going north along the crossing street.
The SUV reportedly flipped multiple times due to the impact of the crash. Police said the automobile then landed in a nearby ditch. The young girl, who was riding in the SUV, was thrown from it and died at the crash scene. Meanwhile, the two drivers of the automobiles involved in the crash suffered minor injuries. Authorities continued to investigate the cause of the accident, although they did not believe that impairment was a causal factor in the collision.
How an attorney can help following a wreck
The surviving family members of the girl may choose to file a wrongful death claim in a Louisiana civil court against the driver of the car that reportedly caused her death. Once they successfully establish liability by demonstrating the driver’s negligence — namely the failure to stop at a stop sign — a judge adjudicate their documented claims for monetary damages. In a successfully navigated claim, the girl’s loved ones may receive damages to cover her burial costs and other losses resulting from the tragedy.