This past September, a driver was speeding down Grant Street in the middle of the afternoon. He approached an intersection without yielding to traffic and crashed into another vehicle. The impact killed the innocent driver. Last week, police were able to make an arrest in the deadly car crash. New Orleans Police arrested a 30-year-old man and charged him with negligent homicide.
Authorities performed a toxicology test on the suspect, and the results were negative. The victim in this car accident was married and leaves behind her husband and two children. While the suspect faces up to five years in prison for his negligent driving, the victim’s family has the right to pursue a wrongful death action on behalf of their wife and mother.
Rightfully so, wrongful death lawsuits can result in large awards for the victims’ families. In some cases, the judge or jury can also award punitive damages to compensate for the family’s loss. It cannot replace their loss, but it can help the family receive a sense of justice. Call our office at 504-522-7885 for a free case review if you suffer injuries from a careless driver. One of our wrongful death attorneys will be glad to assist you. You can also visit our website for more information about our personal injury experience.
Harrell & Nowak, L.L.C. – New Orleans accident lawyers