The nation recently paused to recognize those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in service during Memorial Day weekend, a time when family and friends usually get together at various gatherings throughout the country. However, one family is now dealing with the aftermath of losing a member after a 49-year-old woman lost her life in a car accident.
A fatal collision between a bicyclist and a car took the life of a beloved and devoted family man. Atlanta firefighter, Sgt Frank Guinn, was fatally injured while training for an Ironman competition. Guinn leaves behind a wife, three daughters and countless brothers and sisters from the Atlanta Fire Rescue.
Losing a loved one in a fatal car accident is one the most traumatic events that can happen in life. The suddenness of such a tragedy can make the emotional pain all the worse. While the loved ones of victims are coping with their sudden and unexpected loss, they should not be further burdened with financial worries. In some cases, filing a wrongful death lawsuit is an appropriate way to secure monetary compensation that can help alleviate some of the financial burden that so often results from a fatal car accident.
Louisiana residents recently celebrated Memorial Day. Whether it was a family barbeque or out at a parade, many took to the state's roadways to get to their celebration destination. Unfortunately, some did not make it there due to a fatal accident.
A Louisiana man who is currently finishing his time in prison for his role in a fatal car accident in which he struck three pedestrians, a mom and her two children, recently received both a rebuke and further consequences for his behavior from the Louisiana Court of Appeals. Following the fatal accident, authorities determined that the man had marijuana and oxycodone in his system. At the time he veered off the road and hit the family, he was speeding at 91 miles per hour.
A recent accident in eastern New Orleans left one young man dead. The four vehicle car accident began when a Chevrolet Lumina operated by a 23-year-old driver was struck from behind. The Lumina then veered into another lane where it was hit from behind by another vehicle. One driver was taken to the hospital for treatment and the driver of the Lumina was pronounced dead at the scene.
The loss of a loved one is always difficult to handle. When a loss is dealt by the hand of a horrific accident, however, it can be even more difficult to handle. In addition, these unexpected deaths can lead to financial hardship for family members and long-term injuries for survivors. This is often the case when a truck accident takes the life of those on the highway.
A family outing can quickly be overshadowed by tragedy when someone decides to drink and drive. The effect of drunk driving is particularly damaging when a car accident leads to the death of a loved one.
Louisiana residents may not be aware the governor declared April 23-27 Work Zone Awareness Week in concurrence with a national event promoting safety. During the week, the Department of Transportation and Development tried to raise awareness relating to safety matters to reduce fatal accidents in highway work zones.
Sometimes tragedy can strike seemingly out of nowhere, leaving no answers but only questions in its wake. Many people in Laplace, Louisiana, and all around the state are wondering that today after an early morning fatal car accident on Interstate 10. A wrong-way driver caused a crash that led to the deaths of five people, including the driver.