What Is Leading Cause of Single Car Accidents
Driver Impairment the Leading Cause of Single Car Accidents
Auto accidents are becoming increasingly more fatal in Louisiana. There are many reasons why they can occur, but more often than not, police check first for driver impairment. Statistically speaking, when it comes to fatal single auto accidents, the cause is usually clear. It is generally the case that the driver was under the influence of medications or alcohol. Those contributed to the fatalities.
Single Car Accidents On Interstate 10
Just recently, there was a single-auto crash that occurred on Interstate 10. The crash happened at some point after 4 p.m. on Sunday. As soon as emergency responders arrived at the scene, they found that the 23-year-old driver and his 39-year-old passenger both endured lethal injuries in the impact.
The initial investigation showed that the driver lost control of his vehicle. It then tilted into the concrete median, flipped and finally hammered into a tree. Neither driver or passenger was wearing a seat belt when the vehicle crashed. A toxicology test was taken from the driver to figure out if some type of impairment contributed to the accident. But, the results have not yet come back. Meanwhile, both families have the overwhelmingly daunting task of paying for funeral costs. Along with any other expenses that come along with burying a loved one.
Filing a Wrongful Death Claim
There is often a loss of income that accompanies the decedent that families have to suffer through, as well. Consider the case of the fatal crash that occurred on interstate 10. The passenger’s family has the right to file a wrongful death claim against the driver’s estate in Louisiana civil court. In the event that the passenger’s family effectively demonstrates carelessness through proper proof, they may get a judgment for damages usually observed in other fatal car collisions. If one receives restitution based on the claim that the driver was careless or impaired, it might help to offset the financial burdens created by the event.
If you or someone you know has the daunting task of having to deal with a wrongful death lawsuit, give Mike Brandner Injury Attorneys a call today at (504) 345-1111. We’re here to help. Contact us today.