Many people in Louisiana choose to jog to keep in shape. When they are on the road, it is important that drivers keep a close eye on joggers to make certain that the runner is not injured or killed in an auto-pedestrian accident. Unfortunately, there are accidents in which a jogger is hit by a vehicle and injured. The vulnerability of joggers makes it likely there will be serious injuries and even fatalities. Those who have lost a loved one in a fatal accident with a motor vehicle must understand the necessary steps to file a lawsuit to attempt to be compensated.
According to a recent report, a pastor out for a jog was killed when he was hit by a pickup truck. Emergency services were called shortly before 7 a.m. to investigate the accident. The pickup, a 2004 Chevrolet, was heading west. The driver, 17, lost control and went off the road on the right side. It hit the 46-year-old pastor. He was declared dead at the site of the crash. The driver received was cited for careless operation. The pastor was married and had two sons.
The loss of a loved one is never easy, but when it happens in an avoidable accident there will be an endless stream of emotions that come to the forefront. In addition, there will be personal and financial concerns that must be dealt with. Insurance companies will often make an offer to preclude a legal filing. The offer, however, is rarely sufficient to cover all that the family lost. Moving forward can be difficult and it is imperative that the family has protection when considering a lawsuit.
As the investigation into this recent incident continues, the pastor’s family may want to consider legal assistance with a wrongful death lawsuit for compensation.