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Fatal accident claims life of 59-year-old man in Louisiana

On Behalf of | Jan 12, 2018 | Wrongful Death

The roads in Louisiana and across the nation can be dangerous. With the possibility of a driver who is not paying strict attention to the road, is operating a vehicle under the influence, is reckless or negligent, there is always the chance of a car accident. These crashes and their results can range from minor to fatal. In the worst-case scenario, when there is a death, those who suffer the loss of a loved one will have a lot to consider as they come to grips with what happened. One that is difficult, but necessary, is the potential of a wrongful death lawsuit to receive compensation.

A 59-year-old man was killed in a six-vehicle crash. The accident happened at about 5:00 p.m. A 2008 GMC Sierra was heading east when the 51-year-old driver lost control. The Sierra crossed the grassy median and went into the lanes heading in the opposite direction. It was spinning when it was hit by a 2018 Chevrolet Silverado. The 53-year-old driver of the Silverado was uninjured. The Sierra then crashed into a 2016 Nissan Sentra being driven by the 59-year-old. He was wearing his seatbelt, but suffered fatal injuries and was declared dead at the site of the crash. The Sierra also hit three other vehicles. A 53-year-old woman who was driving a 2015 Honda Civic was injured and hospitalized. A 28-year-old woman driving a 2017 Toyota Corolla was also hurt. The investigation into this accident is ongoing as it is unknown why the Sierra went out of control.

People who lose a loved one in a fatal accident will undoubtedly be in shock at the suddenness of the death. The litany of issues they will face might become a blur and they will not realize how to address them. This begins with funeral expenses and can expand into lost wages, loss of companionship and more. A legal filing might not be foremost in the minds of the family, but it is an essential part of getting compensation to account for all that was lost in a personal, financial and emotional way.

A man was driving when a vehicle that was on the other side of the road and heading in the opposite direction crossed the median and sparked a six-vehicle accident. There were several injuries and the 59-year-old man – who was wearing his seatbelt – was killed. The investigation into the case continues as law enforcement tries to determine how and why this crash happened. The family of the man who died should not wait until the investigation concludes to protect their interests by discussing a case with an experienced attorney.

Source: fox8live.com, “Six-vehicle accident claims life of Luling man,” Dec. 28, 2017


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