We have previously discussed how Louisiana is a hot-spot for car accidents and therefore injuries. But what about the car accident victims who passed away from their injuries sustained in a fatal accident? These victims may have lost their life due to the negligence of another driver. Shouldn't the responsible party be held accountable after they caused the accident that led to the wrongful death of a loved one?
The answer is a resounding yes. Families grieving the death of a loved one after a fatal accident do have options at their disposal when a negligent party made a fatal error. After the immediate needs of the family are taken care of, such as funeral arrangements and the beginning of the grieving process, the family may look to recoup for their unexpected loss of their loved one. Seeking monetary reparations is a way for the family to not have to suffer financially after the emotional blow of a loved one's unexpected death.
Pursuing a wrongful death suit in Lafayette is also a way to formally place blame or responsibility on the shoulders of the party who was negligent for the accident that caused the death of a loved one. If the deceased victim contributed meaningfully financially to the family, there may be lost wages that would have supported the well-being of the family. It is also possible to recover for pain and suffering.
These are several ways to classify how a driver could have been acting irresponsibly, and therefore negligently, at the time of the fatal car accident that caused a loved one's death. Deaths due to negligence often happen during a car accident when another driver is either driving erratically, under the influence or distracted.
Proving this, though, will be dependent upon a full investigation of the car accident and how this proof is presented during the legal process of a wrongful death suit. It is within your rights to seek this type of lawsuit in order to recover financially from the impact of a negligent driver. At Gaar Law Firm, we will be here with you every step of the way to ensure the best possible outcome for you and your family.