Main Menu

New Orleans Motor Vehicle Accidents Law Blog

Fatal Louisiana car accident leaves sole survivor

A married couple was traveling north along Louisiana Highway 25 one Friday evening. At the same time, another vehicle occupied only by its driver was heading in the opposite direction. As the southbound vehicle approached the couple's vehicle, it crossed into the opposing lanes of traffic and slammed into their vehicle head-on. When authorities arrived at the scene of the car accident, only one person remained alive.

The 83-year-old man driving the northbound vehicle and the 82-year-old woman driving the southbound vehicle both suffered fatal injuries in the impact and were pronounced dead at the scene. The man's wife, a passenger in the car, survived the crash but suffered injuries. She was transported to a nearby hospital by helicopter for treatment.

Husband killed, wife injured in Louisiana car accident

An evening accident in Louisiana had serious consequences for those involved. One motor vehicle was traveling along the roadway southbound before the automobile collision occurred. The victims of this car accident, and their family members, have the right to take action for the injury and death that they suffered. Victims of similar crashes like this one may have the opportunity to pursue claims, as well.

In this motor vehicle collision, an 82-year-old woman was driving the southbound car. During her course of travel, her car moved across the dividing lines and into the lanes of traffic moving in the opposite direction. It was then that this automobile slammed head-on into another vehicle, driver by an 83-year-old man.

Car accidents cause emotional pain and suffering in Louisiana

Motor vehicle collisions can cause a great deal of damage, both physically and emotionally. The emotional pain and suffering that often accompanies a car accident often lasts longer than one would like. For victims of these crashes and their families, the effects can be life changing. A recent collision in Louisiana has left loved ones heartbroken and grieving.

The automobile accident occurred early one Saturday afternoon in mid-January. A 70-year-old man had been driving the vehicle along the roadway before he lost control. The car traveled off of the road, traveled through a ditch and came to rest after slamming into a tree. The impact of the crash had serious results.

Legal professionals can help after New Orleans fatal accident

The family members of a young man in New Orleans are left to begin a new year without their loved one. A fatal accident occurred on New Year's Day and had tragic consequences. Victims of other motor vehicle collisions that result in damage, injury or death retain the right to file civil claims for financial damages. 

Apparently, the 28-year-old victim had been standing along the roadway near the corner of an intersection when he was struck. The motor vehicle was traveling westbound before colliding with the pedestrian. Incredibly, the car is said to have continued to drag the victim for approximately six miles.

Family of victim can pursue claims after Louisiana car accident

Single-vehicle crashes can have results as serious as multi-car pile-ups. Those victims involved in either type of automobile collision can pursue claims for damage, injury or the death of a loved one. A recent car accident in Louisiana has changed the lives of two families.

Late one night on January 2, a single-vehicle crash occurred in Claiborne Parish. A 24-year-old man and a 24-year-old woman were driving east on a highway. For reasons yet unknown, the driver allegedly lost control and ran off the road before flipping and slamming into a tree.

Train involved in fatal Louisiana car accident

Automobiles can travel at high rates of speed, especially on the interstate. Trains, however, can move across the country even faster and with greater force if it were to make an impact with something. When a train and a car collide, therefore, there are oftentimes heartbreaking consequences, as evidenced in a recent fatal Louisiana car accident.

A 70-year-old woman was driving the motor vehicle before a train struck it while it was on the tracks. Officials are investigating to find out whether the driver went around the crossing gate or was stuck after the gates signaled the oncoming train. The woman driving the automobile died from the impact of the collision. Sadly, two 12-year-old girls in the car were also killed through the course of the crash.

Louisiana car accident takes the life of a 10-year-old girl

Travel can be dangerous for a variety of reasons, especially during the holiday season. A recent fatal car accident in Louisiana involved two automobiles traveling in opposing directions. Sadly, a young passenger lost her life as a result of the crash.

Along a roadway that was clear and without rain, a tractor trailer operated by a 36-year-old man apparently crossed into the southbound lanes as it headed north shortly before 10:30 p.m. The big rig then collided with an oncoming car in the southbound lanes. This vehicle was carrying three people.

Father and son killed in fatal Louisiana car accident

A tragic fatal car accident in Louisiana took the lives of two men. One man, a 54-year-old, and his 18-year-old son were both seriously injured in the course of the crash. Neither was able to overcome the injuries that they suffered and were pronounced dead at the site of the collision; three other people survived this car accident. The two men killed left behind their church and family.

The motor vehicle collision occurred when an automobile traveling southbound in the northbound lanes slammed into the car moving northward. The impact sent the second vehicle into an 18-wheeler also traveling north. The car then moved off the roadway before coming to a stop in a ditch.

Car accident on Louisiana highway leaves one dead

Recently, a pickup truck driver lost his life on a Louisiana interstate. The two-vehicle car accident occurred on Interstate 12. Although the crash is still under investigation, it could lead to possible claims for wrongful death. 

The pickup driver, a 69-year-old man, was moving along the roadway before he was struck by another vehicle some time after 11 p.m. on December 5. The second automobile, driven by a 54-year-old man, approached from behind and rear-ended the pickup truck. The force of the crash pushed the truck off of the highway, and the vehicle overturned and struck a number of trees. The pickup driver did not have his seat belt on and was thrown from the vehicle during the crash. 

Louisiana motorcycle accident takes 2 lives over the holiday

Holiday travel may present a greater danger to those on the roads, as more vehicles are out at all times of the day and night. Whether one is heading somewhere for a holiday celebration or simply going about a daily routine, it is important to be aware of the increased traffic. Those who were involved in a car, truck or motorcycle accident during the holiday weekend in Louisiana may have the right to file civil claims for damage, personal injury or even the wrongful death of a loved one.

One tragic accident that recently occurred involved two motorcycles and an 18-wheeler. The driver of the truck was traveling eastward along the roadway before attempting to execute a turn in order to head in a different direction. As the tractor trailer moved to make the left turn, it impeded the path of the two motorcyclists.

FindLaw Network