Many vehicle collisions occur on the highways and roads that connect communities all throughout the state of Louisiana. While some collisions occur while vehicles are traveling at high rates of speed, other accidents occur when motorists are performing relatively straightforward maneuvers with their cars, trucks and sport utility vehicles. A simple turn that is not executed with consideration and care can create a hazard on a road. Just recently a fatal accident claimed the life of a Louisiana motorcyclist when he was struck by a turning car.
The accident occurred near the Dollar General store in Sterlington. The motorcyclist was proceeding down the road near the shop when the driver of another vehicle failed to yield to the oncoming motorcyclist and turned into him. Although law enforcement officials do not suspect that the responsible driver was under the influence of alcohol or drugs at the time of the crash, that driver’s blood will be analyzed to determine if that driver was affected at the time of the deadly collision.
The victim of the fatal accident was a 56-year-old man who will never again go home to the people who loved and cared for him. In the event that that he had close family members it is possible that they may have rights to pursue wrongful death and other personal injury claims against the driver whose negligence caused their loved one’s death.
Wrongful death claims are often important legal opportunities for the surviving family members of deceased accident victims. This is because wrongful death lawsuits can yield compensation for those who will suffer economic and emotional harm due to the death of the victim. As every wrongful death case must be determined on its own merits, individuals who believe that such litigation may benefit them are encouraged to discuss their cases with personal injury attorneys.
Source: myarklamiss.com, “Motorcyclist killed in Sterlington accident,” Sharon Cummings, June 20, 2017