A woman has sadly passed away in a recent motor vehicle collision. In addition, another individual has suffered injuries in the crash. The unfortunate incident took place during the early morning hours on a recent Wednesday.
Events leading up to the accident
The tragic wreck occurred at 7 a.m. along Louisiana Highway 19. According to police, a 22-year-old woman was driving a car on the highway and suddenly crossed the road’s middle line. The car then reportedly crashed head-on into another car.
Authorities said the collision’s impact caused both cars to leave the highway. The woman driving the first car passed away at the crash scene. Meanwhile, the other driver was transported to a medical center. Authorities continued to investigate the cause of the wreck.
How an attorney can help
Louisiana police may discover through their investigation that the first car’s driver caused the accident due to negligent driving. For instance, perhaps she was speeding or driving while distracted at the time of the crash. In this situation, the driver of the second car may choose to file a personal injury claim, seeking the reimbursement of monetary damages.
Liability has to be established before the civil court hearing the case, based upon a showing of negligence, before any claims for damages will be adjudicated. If the second car’s driver is successful in court, he or she may receive a financial damage award to cover his or her hospital bills resulting from the crash. The monetary damage award may also help with covering the loss of wages if the accident prevented this driver from returning to work for an extended period of time.