A Louisiana woman was killed in a two-car collision in Ouachita Parish on Feb. 26. The Louisiana State Police reported that the accident, which took place around 8 p.m., was still under investigation.
The wreck happened on Highway 594 as a GMC pickup, driven by a 35-year-old man from Monroe, drove through the stop sign on Rowland Road and onto the highway, apparently without stopping. The pickup struck a passing Chevy Equinox. The driver of the pickup was not reported to have been injured, but the 62-year-old Monroe woman driving the Chevy was fatally injured in the accident.
The woman lingered for some time before she died. Medical personnel were able to sustain her life for a day, but her condition could not be stabilized, and she passed away as a result of her injuries. The driver of the GMC was cited by the police for failure to stop. Toxicology samples were taken from him and submitted for analysis, but the lab results had not yet been announced.
The advice and counsel of an attorney at law may be of use to those who wish to develop and file a wrongful death lawsuit. The harm that has been done to a spouse, close relative or other family member by the loss of their loved one may be considered for legal redress and financial recompense, and damages can include funeral and burial expenses as well as loss of companionship. Wrongful death lawsuits are primarily for the losses and expenses incurred by the survivors, not the deceased. The pain and suffering of the deceased are rarely considered in wrongful death lawsuits, except in cases where a space of hours or days lies between the fatal injury and the victim's death.
Source: KNOE, "Update: Monroe woman killed in Ouachita Parish crash," Jennifer Hensley, Feb. 20, 2015