A teenager has sadly lost his life in a tragic Louisiana motor vehicle collision. Now, his grieving family members are left to question how his life could have been taken so soon. The single-car collision took place on a Wednesday night along Interstate 12.
Events leading up to the crash
According to police, a man, 18, was driving on the interstate at about 7 p.m. All of a sudden, the automobile veered left and then flipped over in the road’s median. This reportedly caused the car’s passenger, 16, to be thrown from the car.
The 16-year-old boy suffered injuries in the crash and was therefore taken to a medical center. However, he ended up passing away as a result of his injuries. The driver of the car, 18, also suffered injuries in the wreck. Authorities continued to investigate the cause of the crash.
Legal recourse may be possible following these types of collisions
The family members of the teenager who died in the accident may decide to file a wrongful death claim against the man who reportedly caused the crash, seeking damages. Only if they can establish liability in the crash will a Louisiana judge decide their claim for damages. A monetary award in a claim that is fought successfully might be helpful for covering hospital bills, funeral expenses and other losses stemming from the accident. No amount of money can undo the events leading to the accident, but a damage award may help the teenager’s surviving loved ones to experience a sense of justice following the fatal accident.