Two men have sadly lost their lives in a tragic motor vehicle collision. In addition, several people have suffered injuries in the crash, which took place on a recent Sunday evening. When driver negligence causes these kinds of accidents, the allegedly at-fault driver may be held liable for any injuries or deaths resulting from the crash.
How the collision occurred
The recent accident took place at 7 p.m. along Louisiana Highway 35. According to police, a 20-year-old man was driving south along the highway, and another 20-year-old man was riding in the car’s passenger seat. All of a sudden, the driver reportedly breached the middle line and entered the highway’s northbound lane.
During this time, a sport utility vehicle that was carrying 11 people was reportedly going north along the highway. Police said the sport utility vehicle driver tried to avoid the car but ended up striking the car head-on. The two men in the first car passed away at the crash scene. Meanwhile, several passengers in the sport utility vehicle were taken to a medical center with mild or moderate injuries.
Seeking justice and monetary damages as a victim
The injured accident victims may choose to file personal injury claims, seeking the reimbursement of monetary damages sustained in the crash. Likewise, the surviving loved ones of the deceased male passenger from the first car have the right to file a wrongful death claim. Although the man who allegedly caused the Louisiana accident passed away in it, his estate may be sued, and so may anyone else with an ownership interest in the car. Successfully litigated claims might result in monetary damages to cover the victims’ medical bills, burial costs and other accident-related losses.