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Family of man killed in crash may file wrongful death claim

The driver responsible for a fatal crash back in June has been arrested and charged. One person died as a result of this man's actions and another passenger suffered moderate injuries. The family members of the deceased victim may be entitled to pursue compensation by filing a wrongful death claim in a Louisiana civil court. The surviving victim may also seek damages by filing a personal injury claim.

According to reports, at approximately 9 p.m., on June 10, a man was driving his pickup truck on Interstate 10. He was allegedly speeding and impaired, which contributed to him losing control of his car. The truck went off the road and rolled several times before coming to a stop. One of the passengers in the vehicle -- a 59-year-old male -- was ejected and died at the scene fo the crash. The driver and one other passenger suffered moderate injuries and were taken to a hospital for treatment.

Tests reportedly showed that the driver's blood-alcohol content was over the legal limit. He has since been charged with DUI, speeding, vehicular homicide, reckless driving, obstruction of justice and vehicular negligent injuring. It is unclear when this individual's case will go to trial.

Motor vehicle accidents like this happen all too often on Louisiana roads. For the family who lost their loved one in this tragic accident, there is nothing that can replace the life that was taken too early. However, it may be possible to seek some level of financial relief to help cover any monetary losses experienced as a result of the victim's death. For the surviving victim, the physical, financial and psychological burdens resulting from this event are not anything that has to be shouldered alone, and compensation may be available. Wrongful death and personal injury claims that are successfully negotiated or litigated can result in a monetary judgment for fair and full compensation.

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