Drivers, passengers, bicyclists and pedestrians all take on a certain amount of danger when on the roadway. It is therefore imperative that all drivers pay attention and follow the rules of the road when operating their vehicle to ensure the safety of themselves and others as much as possible. The failure to do so can result in an accident that causes serious injuries for all involved.
A Louisiana man was killed in a motor vehicle accident that occurred at an intersection. The man was driving his SUV through the intersection when he collided with another driver. The accident occurred in the early morning hours. Law enforcement authorities are still investigating the cause of the accident and awaiting toxicology results at this time.
Establishing liability for causing a motor vehicle accident is essential for those injured and seeking to receive compensation for their damages. Typically, liability hinges on which party was negligent in causing the accident. Police reports can be useful for those needing more information about a crash. These reports serve as the official report of the officer arriving at the scene of an accident and include the recollections and observations of the officer. State traffic laws, including no fault liability, can also be applied in the determination of negligence. If any driver violated a law, this may be evidence of a negligent action on their behalf. Finally, rear-end accidents and those involving left-turns often result in liability to one party based on their role in creating the accident.
Those injured in a car accident should be aware of the rules governing liability when seeking compensation. Applying these rules to the circumstances of their case can help them determine which defendants to pursue compensation from.
Source: The New Orleans Advocate, "Kenner man killed in early morning car crash," Aug. 18, 2015