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There are many fatal accidents each year in Louisiana

There are only a couple guarantees in life, and unfortunately one of those is that everyone will die at some point in time. However, while everyone in Louisiana may know they will die at some point in time no one knows exactly when they will pass. It could be after they have lived a long life and die peacefully in their sleep, but it could also be when they are young due to a disease or illness or in a fatal accident of some kind.

Man with five previous DWI charges causes fatal accident

There are many things that people in Louisiana do while they are driving that can be very dangerous. One of these that has become much more prevalent recently is texting or using one's phone while driving. However, there is another very dangerous activity that has received a lot of attention over the years that unfortunately does not seem to be going away anytime soon. That is driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

What damages can a family recover in a wrongful death lawsuit?

When a family in Louisiana loses a loved one it can be a very difficult time for them. Sometimes a family may take for granted some of the things that a loved one provides for them. This could be emotional support, simply helping with daily household tasks, financial support through a job and many other things they may provide. However, family members quickly realize what a loved one provided after they are no longer there.

Car accident in Louisiana kills road worker

When people are driving their car, there are many things that could distract them. It can be things within the vehicle itself such as the various things people can do on their phones or people within the car such as friends or children. There are also things that go on outside of the vehicle which can distract drivers as well such as signs, car accidents, animals and other things. However, despite all the distractions that people face, it is imperative that they push out these distractions and focus on the road.

Helping one through the loss of a loved one

No one in Louisiana will live forever. At some point, everyone will pass away. The hope is that one is able to live a long, full life and pass at an old age during their sleep. Unfortunately, that does not happen to everyone. Many people die far too young in fatal accidents. Losing a loved one is never easy, but losing a loved one suddenly, with no warning or time to prepare, is extremely difficult.

Who can initiate a wrongful death lawsuit in Louisiana?

Motor vehicles have been one of the more important inventions for people in Louisiana. The majority of people not only own motor vehicles, but also now rely on them to get through life. These use them to drive to work, school, go shopping, to visit family and friends and for many other tasks. This means that there are many vehicles on the roads every day, and unfortunately, there are also many accidents as well.

Fatal car accident claims life of Lafayette disc jockey


Nothing can prepare a Louisiana family for the unexpected death of a loved one in an accident. When it happens through, the negligence of another, it is even more difficult to confront. While any accident with a fatality will be tragic, they might be explainable as they happen because of the weather, due to a mishap at work or from another circumstance. However, a fatal accident that comes about because of another's irresponsibility, combined with the issues a family will face in its aftermath justifies a wrongful death case.

Smartphone apps drive fatal car accident surge


Until recently, the long-term trend in U.S. traffic fatalities was one of steady improvement. Deaths on American roads decreased steadily from the 1970s until about five years ago. But since then the trend has been going the other way; motorists and passengers in Louisiana and across the country face an increasing risk of being killed in their vehicles.

Fatal trucking accident claims life of man in Louisiana


Any kind of truck can be an intimidating sight on the Louisiana roadways and this is even worse when the vehicle is operated in a reckless manner. A crash involving a large vehicle like a dump truck can lead to a fatal accident. When there is a fatal trucking accident due to a reckless motorist, the loss of a loved one is made even worse, because it was so unnecessary. Those who are confronted with this reality need to know how to pursue compensation in a legal filing.

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