Two teenagers have sadly lost their lives in a single-car crash in Louisiana. In addition, two other teenagers suffered injuries in the collision. Sometimes, these types of crashes occur due to driver negligence, such as speeding, which is grounds for litigation.
Events leading up to the accident
The fatal crash took place at a little past midnight on a recent Wednesday. According to authorities, a 16-year-old teenage girl was carrying three other girls in a car at the time of the crash. All of a sudden, the driver reportedly left the roadway and struck two trees. Police said the car also hit two signs and a nearby utility box.
The driver and one of the passengers suffered injuries in the crash and were therefore transported to the hospital. Sadly, the two other passengers died in the crash. Police determined that the car was speeding at the time of the collision.
Potential legal recourse following the accident
The surviving loved ones of the teenage girls who passed away in the Louisiana collision may opt to file wrongful death claims against the driver. Likewise, the parents of the injured parties may file personal injury claims on their behalf, seeking the reimbursement of monetary damages. If the plaintiffs are successful, they may receive damages to cover accident-related losses, such as burial costs and hospital bills. Damages may also be awarded for any pain and suffering or emotional distress resulting from such accidents. No amount of money can undo the events leading to these types of accidents, but they may help the affected parties to more easily move on from the unfortunately ordeal.