Louisiana State Police Troop D had already responded to 22 fatal car accidents this year. Last weekend, they responded to one more.
On Friday afternoon, a 2008 Chrysler Sebring flipped over on I-10 in Louisiana. Neither the driver, passenger nor child in the car was properly restrained. They were all ejected from the car in the car accident, and the passenger did not survive.
It is clear that drivers on the road have a right to expect other drivers to avoid crashing into them. So it is often easy to see how a personal injury lawsuit could stem from a car accident involving multiple vehicles. However, in this situation, the single-car rollover accident could also have legal implications.
Passengers in cars have a right to expect the drivers of those vehicles to keep them safe. It is not clear yet what caused the vehicle to roll over on I-10 last weekend, but investigators have requested a toxicology sample from the driver.
The adult passenger in the car was killed in this accident. He was not the only victim of the crash. A three-year-old child was also seriously injured and taken to a Lake Charles hospital. The child was not properly restrained in a car seat, which is why the child was ejected from the car during the crash. It is astounding that this child was not also killed. For more information on criminal and personal injury law, visit http://www.ericgjohnsonlaw.com/.