Louisiana traffic rules are established and implemented to ensure the safety and security of the people on the road, including drivers, vehicle passengers and pedestrians. Careless driving not only puts the life of the driver in danger, but it also puts the lives of other drivers and passengers in danger as well.
Vehicles are required to stay in their lanes while driving on highways. If a negligent driver changes lanes without giving the proper indication, the result may be a fatal car accident or, at the very least, serious injuries may be the result. According to Louisiana law, family members of the victim of a fatal car accident may be able to claim compensation from the negligent drivers for the pain and suffering that they experience.
Recently, a 61-year-old man from Wisner, Louisiana, passed away in a fatal road accident when his pick-up truck collided with an 18-wheeler. In the initial investigation, police believed that the accident occurred when the truck crossed the center line and hit the pick-up truck, causing the vehicles to collide.
The accident victim was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. The truck driver was issued a citation for careless operation of the vehicle. The police are still investigating the accident.
In the event of fatal car accident, the negligent party is responsible, according to the law, to pay compensation to the victims of the accident and their family members for the pain and suffering that was caused by their negligence. If you are a family member of a car accident victim, you may wish to consider consulting a lawyer in order to understand your rights.
Source: Greenfield Reporter, “Louisiana State Police: Wisner man killed in pickup-18-wheeler crash on US Highway 425,” March 19, 2015