On Sept. 25, 2014, a 54-year-old man died on account of a motorcycle crash on Louisiana Highway 343. According to officials, the Acadia Parish accident occurred south of Louisiana Highway 98 just before 10:30 p.m.
According to Louisiana State Police, the 54-year-old man was riding a Harley-Davidson motorcycle south when a northbound Mitsubishi Montero entered his path while making a left turn. The motorcycle struck the passenger side of the car and caromed into a ditch, ejecting its rider onto the ground. Emergency personnel transported the 54-year-old motorcyclist to a hospital, where the man ultimately died due to his injuries. The driver of the Montero did not report suffering any injuries in connection with the crash.
This motorcycle accident continues to be under investigation, according to authorities. However, police reportedly do not suspect impairment was a factor in the event. Police cited the driver of the Montero with a citation for an improper turn.
When people die in traffic accidents, their families may struggle to cope with the financial burdens that can accompany the sudden and unforeseen death of a loved one. For instance, end-of-life expenses, including but not limited to funeral bills and estate administration costs, may accumulate in an intractable way. The financial stress that bereaved families feel might compound in the event that the decedent had contributed income to the family household prior to death.
Yet, certain family members of the deceased accident victim may seek legal recourse in civil court if there is evidence that the fatal accident was caused by the recklessness or negligence of another party. By retaining a lawyer and pursuing a wrongful death lawsuit, these bereaved family members may seek compensation for the economic damages they suffered as a result of the fatal car accident.
Source: KLFY, "Scott motorcyclist killed in late night crash", Julie Darce , September 26, 2014