Car accidents may take time to investigate

A crash can happen in the blink of an eye. Car accidents often occur with no warning. While a wreck itself may take mere seconds, it can take weeks or months for a victim to get answers about the penalties the driver responsible for a wreck may face. 

Recently, a Louisiana woman was killed when another driver crossed the centerline and struck her vehicle head-on. Though she was wearing a seat belt, she did not survive. At this time, police say the other driver was at fault, but have yet to determine what may have caused him to veer into oncoming traffic. Toxicology reports are pending. 

Police will continue to investigate the fatal crash, but these things can take time. Sometimes, even months of investigation will not provide clear evidence to file criminal charges against a driver otherwise deemed to have been at fault. A victim’s loved ones may wonder how to get justice on behalf of the deceased in such tragic circumstances. 

When car accidents claim lives, a victim’s family and/or estate may face financial burdens. Medical bills, final expenses and damages to vehicles or other personal property can seem overwhelming in a time of grief and uncertainty. Louisiana residents that find themselves facing similar circumstances may want to reach out to a compassionate local attorney. An attorney can help a client explore options for legal recourse against the driver that caused a crash, including a civil lawsuit that may result in a monetary judgment in favor of the plaintiff.