An investigation is underway after a car accident on a Louisiana highway left one driver dead and led to the arrest of another man. Officials say that the man detained is believed to have run a stop sign and caused the crash. He allegedly fled the scene of the accident and was located by deputies four hours later in a nearby field. Officials state that the man is suspected of being intoxicated at the time of the accident, Louisiana car accident attorneys note.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident, contact Attorney Group for Louisiana to learn more about your options in a free, confidential, no-obligation consultation. If you wish to pursue a claim, we can connect you with an affiliated Louisiana car accident attorney.
Officials: Hit And Run Suspect Had A History Of DUI Offences
A fatal car accident that occurred near Erwinville, Louisiana, on November 20, 2015, may have involved alcohol impairment, according to local authorities. WAFB News reports that officials suspect one of the motorists involved in the accident failed to yield at a stop sign. The second motorist, who is not believed to have been under the influence, sustained fatal injuries when he was unable to avoid striking the other vehicle.
According to authorities, the surviving driver left his vehicle at the scene of the accident and was found in a nearby field several hours later. He was arrested and charged with various offenses, including failure to yield, felony hit and run and vehicular homicide. Officials at the scene claim that the driver had a known history of driving while impaired and was charged with a fourth-offense DUI and with operating a vehicle without a mandatory ignition interlock device, the website reported.
Injured Drivers or Passengers May Be Entitled to Compensation
Drivers or passengers who are injured in car accidents may be entitled to compensation for damages resulting from their injuries, including:
- Medical expenses
- Loss of income or ability to work
- Pain, suffering, and mental anguish resulting from an injury
If a driver or passenger is killed in a car accident, his or her family members may be able to pursue compensation for the wrongful death of their loved one. Wrongful death damages can include:
- Mental anguish, and pain and suffering from the loss of a loved one
- Loss of relationship or financial support of a loved one
- Funeral expenses
- Conscious pain and suffering or a loved one prior to death
People who have been injured in a car accident are advised to seek a qualified Louisiana car accident attorney to help them protect their legal rights.
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