Calhoun, LA (November 30, 2022) – A 17-year-old male has died as a result of a traffic accident that occurred on Saturday in Calhoun. On November 19, the Louisiana State Police responded to a crash on Louisiana State Highway 151.
At around 11 a.m., a 17-year-old male from heroes, Louisiana, was driving a 2003 Ford Ranger south on the highway when his vehicle became involved in a collision. The impact of the crash caused the Ford to overturn.
The teen suffered fatal injuries as a result of the crash. The Ouachita Parish Coroner’s Office responded to the scene and pronounced the victim deceased. A juvenile was also injured in the crash and was rushed to an area hospital for medical care.
Troop F with the Louisiana State Police is currently investigating the incident.
We hope the victim injured in this crash is able to recover quickly.
Our warmest condolences are with the family of the victim who died in this accident.
Fatal Car Accidents in Louisiana
Each year, crashes across the state of Louisiana take the lives of hundreds of innocent people. The loss of a child as a result of a traffic accident can be devastating. Families often struggle to move forward after enduring such a loss.
If you lose a loved one in a car crash caused by someone else’s negligence, you may be able to file a wrongful death lawsuit. Louisiana law allows certain family members to recover damages if they can prove that their loved one’s death was caused by someone else’s reckless, malicious, or negligent actions.
To have a successful wrongful death claim, the family members who bring the lawsuit must be able to show that:
- Someone else was at fault for the car crash; and
- The car crash resulted in the death of their loved one.
Family members who may be able to bring a wrongful death claim in Louisiana include:
- Children; and
- Parents (if the deceased was unmarried and under the age of 18).
As an entitled party, you may be able to recover financial compensation to cover funeral expenses, pain and suffering, and various other damages that you face moving forward. Seeking guidance from a wrongful death lawyer in Calhoun can make a big difference when it comes to your ability to get justice. An attorney will be able to fight on your behalf for full compensation to alleviate these and other damages that you face.
After losing a loved one as a result of a fatal car crash, you may be feeling overwhelmed and not sure where to turn for help. Parker Alexander Attorneys at Law can help your family move forward. We are a team of experienced attorneys who will fight for you and get you the compensation you deserve. Call us today at 318-625-6262 for a free consultation.
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