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Louisiana wrongful death: Child hit and killed by automobile

Police in Lake Charles were called to investigate an auto-pedestrian accident that, sadly, resulted in the death of a young child. This tragic event occurred Sept. 3, around 7 p.m., on L'Acadie Drive. If driver negligence is believed to have contributed to this incident, the child's surviving family members may be entitled to pursue compensation for their losses by filing a wrongful death claim in a Louisiana civil court.

Wrongful death: Trucker charged for role in fatal accident

Police in Louisiana recently charged a truck driver for what they say was his role in a fatal accident. Three people -- including one toddler -- were killed in the accident and a teenager was injured. After such a devastating ordeal, it is possible that the victims' surviving family members may choose to seek compensation through wrongful death claims.

Wrongful death: Crash at intersection claims life of 1

When a motorcycle is involved, a collision that could otherwise lead to little more than minor damage to each vehicle could have disastrous consequences. Motor vehicle accidents involving motorcycles run a higher chance of leaving a rider with serious or even life-altering injuries. A recent collision in which a driver failed to adhere to a traffic sign at an intersection has led to the apparent wrongful death of a 39-year-old motorcycle rider in Louisiana.

Louisiana wrongful death: Teen dies in single-vehicle crash

No parent wants to get the call that his or her teen has been involved in a car accident. Sadly, it happens all too often in the state of Louisiana. A recent crash claimed the life of an 18-year-old male. Under the right circumstances, this young man's surviving family members may be entitled to seek compensation for their losses by filing a wrongful death claim in civil court.

Thinking about filing a wrongful death claim?

If you lost a loved one due to another party's negligence, it is understandable that you would want to know if taking legal action to seek relief would be of benefit to your situation. Pursuing a wrongful death claim is not for the faint of heart, but in some instances, it may just be for the best. If this type of claim is successfully negotiated out of court or litigated in a Louisiana civil court, maximum relief may be achieved that can help you cover your monetary losses and have the funds necessary to seek the assistance you need as you try to move forward.

Louisiana wrongful death: Pedestrian killed by on-duty deputy

In early April, a story broke in Louisiana about an on-duty deputy striking a pedestrian, killing the victim. Authorities are still investigating this incident so not many details have been released; however, what information is out there may have the victim's family questioning if they have the right to seek compensation for their losses. Under certain circumstances, they may be entitled to file a wrongful death claim against the deputy, his department and anyone else potentially liable in this case. 

Louisiana wrongful death: Speeding contributed to I-10 crash

Louisiana State Police were called to tend to a crash scene on Interstate 10 in Calcasieu Parish on March 3. When they arrived, they found two vehicles off the road. One person suffered serious injuries and was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment. Sadly, this individual later died. The victim's surviving family members may be entitled to seek compensation for their losses, which they can do by filing a wrongful death claim in civil court.

Louisiana wrongful death: LBFTS claims following fatal accidents

Following a fatal auto accident, it is common to hear the responsible party claim that they looked but failed to see the victim, sometimes referred to as LBFTS accidents. Such a claim can be difficult for some people to understand, particularly if their loved one clearly had the right of way or was in plain sight. There is a reason why some people miss obvious things when behind the wheel of a car. This reason, by no means, gives the responsible party an out when it comes to liability. Louisiana residents who have lost loved ones in fatal auto accidents may pursue compensation for their losses by pursuing wrongful death claims in civil court.

Louisiana wrongful death: Man killed in hit-and-run collision

Louisiana State Police recently arrested the individual that they believe is responsible for a hit-and-run collision that left one man dead and a woman injured. This event is said to have occurred the morning of Saturday, Feb. 2, in Denham Springs. Compensation may be available to the surviving victim and the family members of the deceased. If these individuals choose to seek relief, they will need to file personal injury or wrongful death claims in civil court against the party believed responsible.

Louisiana wrongful death: Man killed while crossing 3rd Avenue

Police in Lake Charles were called to investigate a pedestrian accident that occurred on the morning of Dec. 13. Sadly, the victim suffered critical injuries and did not survive long after the event. This individual's family may be entitled to seek compensation for their losses by filing a wrongful death claim against the driver responsible.

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