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Tragic car accident claims 1 life and injuries another

On Behalf of | Dec 17, 2021 | Motor Vehicle Accidents

A woman has sadly lost her life in a tragic motor vehicle collision in Louisiana. Meanwhile, another individual suffered injuries in the recent Friday crash. Sometimes, these types of crashes take place as a result of a driver’s negligence, which is grounds for litigation.

How the car crash happened

The unfortunate accident took place shortly after noon. According to authorities, a 77-year-old woman was driving a car north along Louisiana Highway 308. All of a sudden, she reportedly attempted to pass another car while in a no-passing zone.

Police said the woman ended up colliding with another car after breaching the road’s centerline. Both drivers suffered injuries and were therefore transported to a medical center. However, the first car’s driver passed away as a result of her injuries the following day. Police continued to investigate the cause of the collision.

Legal options as a victim of these incidents

The injured driver may opt to file a personal injury claim, seeking the reimbursement of monetary damages sustained in the Louisiana car accident. Although the woman who reportedly caused the accident ended up dying as a result of it, her estate may still be sued. Likewise, anyone else with an ownership interest in the car may be named in the lawsuit. A successfully fought suit might lead to damages to cover the injured party’s hospital bills and other accident-related losses. For instance, the financial damages may help the injured person to cover the loss of wages if the injuries kept him or her from working for an extended period of time.