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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.