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Louisiana man charged after fatal motor vehicle crash

Last week, a 32-year-old local man was killed in a motor vehicle accident. As the crash investigation continues, state police have decided to charge a local 26-year-old Louisiana man for the fatal accident. Meanwhile, the deceased man's surviving family members must cope with the loss of a loved one, as well as significant financial expenses. Fortunately, the law provides several means of financial recovery from insurance to wrongful death lawsuits.

Lafayette man arrested for vehicular homicide

Local police arrested and charged a Lafayette man with vehicular homicide for his involvement in a June automobile accident. Authorities say that the man was drunk at the time of the fatal accident, which resulted in the death of a Lafayette woman. The woman's mother is unhappy about the way that the police are proceeding with the matter. Often, this is the case in wrongful death situations. Survivors find that the criminal justice system offers inadequate solutions. But, wrongful death lawsuits in civil court can provide significant relief for survivors and offer some closure for unfortunate fatalities.

Louisiana ambulance crash results in $117 million jury award

Recently, Louisiana media put a spotlight on a jury award in a local motor vehicle accident case. A jury awarded $117 million to a pregnant Louisiana woman injured in an ambulance crash. The award is a remarkable commentary on accident victims' rights. The case demonstrates that Louisiana juries are able to identify negligent drivers and offer victims justice and compensation for the injuries they suffer in car accidents.

Traffic deaths rise 13.5 percent from 2011 to 2012

Louisiana drivers have probably noticed an increase in motor vehicle accidents lately. These observations are in line with a startling statistic about fatal accidents recently released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Over 7,500 people died in motor vehicle accidents in the first three months of 2012. This is an increase of 13.5 percent from the same period during 2011. Although the safety administration did not offer an explanation for this increase, it may be partly attributable to negligent drivers.

Suspected drunk driver crashes into a crowd at street festival

Louisiana residents are quite familiar with street festivals as a place to gather with friends and family to enjoy good food and music. Unfortunately a street festival in another state experienced a tragic event when a suspected drunk driver crashed through a barricade blocking the entrance to the street and directly into a crowd of people enjoying the festival. One festivalgoer was killed and four others were injured in the car accident.

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