Automobile collisions can result in devastating, life-changing injuries and, in some cases, death. Immediately following an accident, you may have countless questions and concerns about how to proceed. For example, if you’re injured, you may question if your medical bills or the damage done to your vehicle will be paid for.
If you or a loved one sustained injuries caused by another individual’s negligent actions, our Louisiana car accident lawyers can help. At the Law Offices of Blaine Barrilleaux, we believe our clients deserve justice for their physical injuries, emotional trauma, and property damage caused by another individual’s careless actions. Filing a lawsuit can be difficult, however, our team has the knowledge and experience to help you seek the compensation you rightfully deserve.
Below is an accident report stating recent accidents that occurred in Louisiana in December 2018.
68-Year-Old Driver Shot, Led to Crash
Larry Chiasson was found dead inside a truck after a firearm was unintentionally discharged. According to Lafayette police, the passenger, 18-year-old Dawson Mullen, accidentally fired and hit the driver, which caused the automobile to crash. Chiasson died at the scene.
A witness statement told KLFY News 10, “I just saw the truck coming from must of been the sidewalk by the Shell Station, and it just flew across all the traffic.”
Mullen has been charged with negligent homicide.
Single-Vehicle Collision Resulted in the Death of a Woman and Child
Linsey Carriere, 31-years-old, and her six-year-old child, Chloe Carriere, were both killed in a single-vehicle car wreck.
Carriere was driving on LA Hwy 95 in a 2003 Ford Expedition when she failed to adjust the vehicle on a curve. She then “entered a ditch, overturned, and struck a utility pole before coming to rest upside down,” according to KLFY News 10. Carriere was not wearing a seatbelt and was ejected out of the vehicle. However, another child in the vehicle, age three, was sent to a hospital with injuries.
West Congress Crash Results in Arrest
A man driving a truck was arrested for OWI after crashing into a motorcyclist on West Congress. The motorcyclist was taken to the hospital but is expected to recover.
Man Involved in Head-on-Collision Charged with Multiple Counts
Brandon Griffith faces various charges after causing a head-on collision, which involved alcohol and drug impairment. Griffith was driving on LW Hwy 102 when he crashed into a 2012 Tahoe head-on after deciding to cross the centerline. Another vehicle was involved when the debris hit their vehicle, but the driver sustained no serious injuries.
Griffith is charged with 3rd offense DWI, driving left of center, no seatbelt, possession of Schedule I narcotics (mushrooms and heroin/2 counts), possession of Schedule II narcotics (Xanax), possession of Schedule IV narcotics (methamphetamine), possession of drug paraphernalia, vehicular negligent injury (3 counts), and first degree vehicular negligent injury, KLFY News 10 reported.
I-10 Shut Down After Car Caught Fire
A vehicle on I-10 caught fire after an accident occurred. There were no severe injuries and police have not yet determined what caused the vehicle to catch fire.
Contact Our Attorneys for Legal Guidance
Our team of Louisiana car accident lawyers understands the legal frustrations a victim faces after being injured in a collision. We are conscious of how insurance companies operate and attempt to pay out as little compensation as possible.
In some cases, the initial offer made by the insurance company may not cover all of your expenses. Our lawyers will fight for the compensation you rightfully deserve. Compensation can help cover medical care, lost wages, or the wrongful death of a loved one.
We know you may feel stressed and afraid after being involved in an accident. Our team of compassionate attorneys aspires to help reduce your stress and fear by helping you with your legal claim. Whether you’re involved in a truck accident, a regular-size vehicle accident, or a motorcycle accident, our team is ready to help.
If you’re uncertain if you have a case, it’s in your best interest to seek legal advice. An attorney can determine what legal options are available for your case. Call our Louisiana office today at (337) 989-1212 or fill out our free case evaluation form. Please don’t hesitate to contact us.