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Slowing down can prevent car accidents

On Behalf of | Oct 17, 2019 | Firm News

People in Louisiana go about their lives in an ever-increasing hurry to get things done. They hurry to get from place to place and to generally keep up with the fast pace of day-to-day living. Being in such a hurry when a person is behind the wheel of a car can lead to fatal car accidents.

A 71-year-old man was driving his car around lunch time on a recent afternoon. As his car entered an intersection, another vehicle also entered the intersection and collided with the older man’s car. The resulting impact pushed the man’s car through the intersection and into a car containing several passengers.

The 71-year-old and the passengers of the vehicle he was pushed into were all transported to area hospitals with what were believed to be serious injuries. Doctors were unable to save the older gentleman, and he died as a result of his injuries a few hours after the crash. It turned out the injuries sustained by those in the other vehicle were not life-threatening. It is not known if speed contributed to the cause of the accident. The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

A life taken away can never be restored. A family is forever robbed of experiences that might have been shared with the deceased. A family mourning such a loss from car accidents may never fully recover from the hole left by the person who is no longer with them. No one can undo the tragedy, but a consultation with a personal injury attorney in Louisiana can provide information regarding the viability of a civil lawsuit against the party deemed responsible.