There are many different things that can pose risks and create hazards for drivers in Lafayette. Sometimes, a crash results from factors beyond a driver's control, including the actions of another driver. In other situations, car accidents are the direct result of a driver's own negligence, inattention, or poor driving habits.
The end of November comes with news of yet another tragic accident in Lafayette. Car accidents, like the most recent one that ended with the death of an elderly man, have a variety of causes. If a victim or his or her family points to certain causes, they may be able to recover compensation more easily in a negligence lawsuit.
Local police arrested and charged a Lafayette man with vehicular homicide for his involvement in a June automobile accident. Authorities say that the man was drunk at the time of the fatal accident, which resulted in the death of a Lafayette woman. The woman's mother is unhappy about the way that the police are proceeding with the matter. Often, this is the case in wrongful death situations. Survivors find that the criminal justice system offers inadequate solutions. But, wrongful death lawsuits in civil court can provide significant relief for survivors and offer some closure for unfortunate fatalities.
A young mother was killed in a car accident early last month and her friends are wondering why the driver has not yet been held responsible. A spokesperson for the Lafayette Police Department said that although the driver of the other vehicle did submit to a blood test at a hospital after the fatal accident on June 9th, the results are not back yet and police cannot charge a suspect until there is actual evidence of drunk driving. The victim's family members and friends are left wondering why the delay in toxicology tests in the case.
As virtually all drivers are aware, the potential to be involved in a car accident is there each and every time one sets out on the road. A majority of the motor vehicle accidents that occur in Lafayette and beyond are relatively minor and result in only property damage. When they are more serious however, severe injuries can result. While no one wants to think about it, in the worst cases, death can ensue.