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Accident kills trusty on work release, injures another

On Behalf of | Nov 1, 2018 | Wrongful Death

A fatal accident can happen to anyone in Louisiana regardless of who they are, what they do and the circumstances under which they were in the accident. These can be work accidents, car accidents, a medical mistake and in many other situations. One common denominator in just about every one of these incidents is that there will be a family left behind who will need to move forward without their loved one. No matter how and why it happened, having legal assistance to consider a wrongful death legal filing is crucial.

An accident in which two men fell from a pickup truck led to the death of one and injuries to the other. The men were on work release from a local jail at the time. According to the investigation, the men were in the bed of the pickup and heading to a job reading water meters in a different town. The vehicle was on U.S. 80 and heading west. Due to yet to be determined reasons, the men fell from the truck. One was 30, the other was 26. The 30-year-old died from his injuries. The 26-year-old’s injuries were said to be moderate. The investigation into the accident is ongoing.

No matter their position in life, everyone has the right to be safe when working and when out on the road. That holds true even for people who might have made mistakes in life and were incarcerated, but were in the process of restarting their lives and learning skills on work-release. An accident in which an incarcerated person is injured or killed must be investigated just like any other fatal accident. Issues such as loss of companionship, pain and suffering, medical expenses and the emotional and financial impact from an unexpected fatality can affect anyone. Having legal assistance from a law firm that understands how to investigate these accidents is imperative.

Two men who were on work-release from jail died when they were thrown from the bed of a pickup truck. The reason this happened is still being assessed. As the investigation continues, the families should have legal assistance to protect themselves. This is true for the family of the man who died and the one who was injured. A law firm that specializes in wrongful death cases can help.


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