When weather conditions are unfavorable for driving, many drivers in Louisiana will still venture out onto the roadways. While it is important for drivers to get where they need to be in a timely manner, it is more important that they get their safely.

According to a report, fog may have been a factor in multiple car accidents in the same area of Louisiana 1 Tuesday morning. One fatal accident occurred, and 20 vehicles were reportedly involved in the accidents on that stretch of the highway. The crash that involved the fatality involved six vehicles, according the state police.

Although the foggy conditions might be a factor in the crash, they likely aren’t the cause. People often like to blame driving errors on the weather, but it is the responsibility of every driver to ensure that they are driving slow enough to handle changing weather conditions.

Losing a loved one in a car accident in Louisiana can be extremely devastating. When unexpected deaths occur, the family has to deal with the emotions of not being able to say goodbye, and figuring out their family finances. No matter what level of income a person brings to a family, there can be many unknowns after a death.

Will the family be able to afford to stay in their home? How will they pay for their children’s college? How will they honor their loved one and continue their legacy? These questions can be difficult to answer. An attorney can help a family handle many matters after te death of a loved one.

Source: The Times-Picayune, “Fatal multi-vehicle accident shuts down Louisiana 1 in Donaldsonville,” Emily Lane, Dec. 17, 2013