Police in Louisiana are in the process of investigating a crash that left one man dead and a woman seriously injured. This incident occurred Saturday, Nov. 24, in the Lake Charles area. If negligence contributes to motor vehicle accidents, victims or -- in the event of fatality -- their surviving family members may be entitled to seek compensation for their losses. This means, for this particular case, that depending on the cause of this crash, relief may be sought through legal means.
Anyone in Louisiana who has lost a loved one or suffered injuries in a car crash knows just how devastating such an event can be. The resulting damages can do a number on one's finances as well as one's physical and emotional health. According to the state, what damages may victims recover following motor vehicle accidents?
You trusted your medical provider to take care of you and your child during labor and delivery. Unfortunately, a questionable call resulted in your child suffering a birth injury that may affect him or her for the rest of their life. When the wrong call results in a birth injury, can parents in Louisiana seek compensation for their losses? Possibly.
Car accidents frequently occur across the state of Louisiana every single day. If you've been injured in one or lost a loved one in such an incident, you know just how damaging this type of event can be on a person's life. Victims of motor vehicle accidents or -- in the event of fatality -- their surviving family members may be entitled to seek compensation for their losses. If you wish to do so, the qualifications and experience of the person or team you have representing you matters.
Fatal car accidents seem to happen all too often in the Lake Charles area. Recently, a woman lost her life when the driver of a wastewater truck lost control and the truck rolled on top of her vehicle. If negligence is suspected in this case, the victim's surviving family members may seek compensation for their losses by pursuing a wrongful death claim in civil court.
The driver responsible for hitting a motorcyclist has been cited for the event. According to Louisiana State Police, this crash occurred the morning of Oct. 17 in Baton Rouge. The victim, sadly, died in the collision. Her surviving family members may be entitled to pursue a wrongful death claim in an effort to seek compensation for their losses.
In July, a duck boat accident in another state claimed the lives of 17 people. The surviving family members of the victims are trying to seek compensation for their losses, but an old maritime law may stand in their way. Louisiana residents and visitors to the state who have suffered maritime injuries or lost loved ones in maritime accidents may find themselves struggling to achieve compensation for their losses as well if this law is utilized in their cases.