A head-on collision involves twice as much force as that of a rear-end car accident. In such accidents, victims are lucky if they are able to walk away with their lives. Many victims are not able to do so and the families of loved ones are left with painful losses. What’s more, the crash can lead to families suffering financial losses — in addition to the emotional trauma they have been forced to endure. While it may be impossible to reverse the emotional damage, monetary compensation can help, in some cases, to alleviate some of the financial burden.

A Louisiana father of four was killed in a head-on collision recently. The other driver involved was allegedly impaired. Early in the morning, a 32-year-old man was driving the wrong way on a Louisiana interstate highway. A 31-year-old man, the father of four, was driving in the same lane when the other driver’s vehicle hit his vehicle head-on. The father of four was rushed to a nearby hospital where he succumbed to his injuries and tragically passed away.

Another vehicle was also involved in the crash. Swerving to avoid the wreckage, a 59-year-old driver crashed his car into a guardrail. He also suffered injuries, though his were considered minor. According to police, impairment was a factor in the crash as the wrong way driver was said to have been intoxicated.

Proof of intoxication is one way in which a driver may be found liable in a fatal accident. There are other ways of displaying negligence — speeding, texting while driving and the like — all of which may point to another driver’s liability. In such cases, the loved ones of victims may be able to file wrongful death lawsuits and pursue the compensation they need to begin to heal and recovery from the financial losses.

Source: Fox 8, “I-55 accident kills Tickfaw father of 4,” March 18, 2014