Sadly, three female high school students have suffered injuries in a motor vehicle crash in Covington, Louisiana. The two-car accident took place along Interstate 12 on a recent Tuesday morning. Sometimes these types of crashes occur due to a driver’s negligence, in which case the allegedly at-fault driver may be held liable for any injuries resulting from the collision.
Events leading to the crash
The recent collision took place at about 7:45 a.m. According to authorities, the high school students were traveling west along the interstate when a second westbound car suddenly struck their vehicle’s right side. The girls’ car then reportedly began to flip.
One of the girls was ejected from the car due to the impact of the crash. Police said that all three of the high school girls were injured in the crash — one critically. The critically injured girl was airlifted to a medical center, where her injuries were deemed life-threatening. The other two injured girls were also taken to local medical centers. No occupants in the second car suffered injuries in the crash.
How an attorney can help victims of these incidents
If Louisiana police determine that the second car’s driver caused the accident due to careless driving, personal injury claims may be filed against this driver on behalf of the three high school girls. Liability must be established, based upon a showing of negligence, before the claims will be adjudicated in court. Successfully fought claims may result in monetary damage awards to cover the girls’ hospital costs and other accident-related losses.