Louisiana State Police are investigating the cause of a crash that left three people dead and four others injured. This particular event occurred in St. Martin Parish, the morning of May 18. In this case, the individual believed responsible for the collision failed to survive. While this happens in many motor vehicle accidents, it does not mean that victims or their loved ones are out of luck when it comes to seeking compensation for their losses.
According to a recent report, an 18-year-old male was driving his vehicle eastbound on LA 96 when he, for reasons unknown, crossed into the westbound lane and struck a small SUV. The young man and one of the passengers in his car suffered fatal injuries. Another passenger in his vehicle was transported to the hospital in critical condition.
The driver of the SUV — a 37-year-old female — died at the scene. Three children in her car suffered injuries and were transported to a medical facility for treatment. The current conditions of the surviving victims are unknown.
At this time, police are not sure what caused the teenager to hit the SUV. They are looking into whether impairment contributed. Toxicology reports have not yet been released in this case.
A lot was lost in this event, as is true for many motor vehicle accidents. Nothing will ever make it right; however, compensation for losses suffered may help the victims and the surviving family members of the deceased as they fight to move on with their lives. Civil claims may be filed against the estate of the driver responsible and the owner of his vehicle — if different. If litigation in a Louisiana court proves successful, maximum relief may be awarded.
Source: katc.com, “UPDATE: Victims in St. Martin crash identified“, May 18, 2018