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Wrongful death: Charges filed in fatal accident case

In early May, a wrong-way driver caused a car crash that claimed the life of one individual. This driver is now facing criminal charges for the incident. If the deceased's family so desires, they can file a wrongful death claim against this individual in a Louisiana civil court.

Wrongful death: Did you lose a loved one in a pedestrian accident

Every year, far too many Louisiana residents are killed in auto-pedestrian accidents. The surviving family members of the victims are often left devastated, not only emotionally but financially as well. If you have experienced the loss of a loved one in a pedestrian accident, know that relief may be available to you. Under the right circumstances, you may seek compensation by filing a wrongful death claim in civil court.

2 lives lost in recent pedestrian accidents

Police in Louisiana are in the process of investigating the recent deaths of two young men. Their lives were lost in separate pedestrian accidents that occurred in Baton Rouge the evening of Friday, April 10. If driver negligence can be established, the family members of the victims may be entitled to seek compensation for their losses by filing wrongful death claims in civil court.

Louisiana wrongful death: Motorcyclist killed in wreck

Lake Charles Police are in the process of investigating a recent crash that claimed the life of a motorcyclist. This accident occurred March 23 on Nelson Road. If driver negligence is believed a contributing factor in this case, the victim's surviving family members may be entitled to seek compensation for their losses by filing a wrongful death claim in a Louisiana civil court.

Louisiana wrongful death: Car crash claims 1 life

A car crash that recently occurred in Lake Charles claimed one life and left one other person with significant injuries. This event occurred in the early morning hours of Jan. 8., and involved two vehicles. According to Louisiana laws, if negligence contributed to this event, the surviving family members of the deceased, as well as the surviving victim, may be entitled to seek compensation for their losses by pursuing wrongful death or personal injury claims, as applicable.

1 dead, 1 injured in recent crash

A Lake Charles man recently lost his life when his vehicle was struck by another car. This crash occurred the morning of Dec. 6 north of Creole. According to state laws, if negligence is believed to have contributed to this incident, the victim's surviving family members may be entitled to seek compensation for their losses through legal means.

Planning to travel on I-10 this holiday season?

This may not come as a surprise to many Louisiana residents, but according to the National HighwayTraffic Safety Administration, the stretch of Interstate 10 that runs from Lake Charles to New Orleans is the deadliest highway in the United States -- particularly during the holiday season. A total of 49 people have lost their lives on this roadway between Thanksgiving and New Years over the last few years, and there is no saying how many might be added to that number over the next few weeks. There is always hope that everyone traveling I-10 will make it to and from their destinations safely, but if that doesn't happen to be the case. Those who lose loved ones or suffer injuries in accidents on this stretch of highway may be entitled to seek compensation for their losses.

When a single-vehicle crash claims a passenger's life

Fatal motor vehicle accidents are, sadly, all too common in Louisiana and elsewhere. When they occur, the surviving family members of the victims may seek compensation for their losses if negligence is suspected of having contributed to the event. Despite what some people may think, this is true even if your loved one's life was lost while as a passenger in a single-vehicle crash.

Louisiana wrongful death: At least 2 killed in Hard Rock accident

Construction workers have tough jobs that are often dangerous. Sadly, as seen in the recent Hard Rock hotel accident, some of these hard-working individuals do not make it home at the end of the day. If negligence is believed to be a factor behind their deaths, their surviving family members may be entitled to seek compensation for their losses by filing wrongful death claims in a Louisiana civil court.

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