Louisiana residents may find themselves alarmed when they are informed of the year-to-date fatal crash statistics for the state. So far, car accidents have claimed 26 lives in 2018. Despite the efforts of drivers and pedestrians to travel safely, fatal car accidents seem to be on the rise.
Most recently, a man’s life was lost when he was riding his bicycle along LA 548. His bicycle was struck from behind by an SUV being driven by a 64-year-old woman. The man was thrown from his bike into a roadside ditch. Police and emergency response personnel rushed to the scene, but there was no aid that could be rendered to the victim.
Though he was wearing a proper helmet for safety, it was not enough to save his life. Being struck by the much larger vehicle caused injuries so severe, he was pronounced dead at the scene. The accident is still under investigation, and law enforcement currently suspects that the female driver may have not seen the man on the bicycle in time to avoid collision.
When a car accident results in a fatality, the family of the victim may feel as if they need assistance but are unsure where to turn. Medical bills, funeral expenses and possible legal action are all potential consequences of car accidents. Dealing with such issues can seem overwhelming in a time of grief. Many families find it helpful to contact an experienced attorney. An attorney may be able to assist with a myriad of situations as families begin to cope with their loss and begin the healing process.