A three-vehicle collision on U.S. Highway 90 claimed the life of a Jeanerette resident after a 2007 Mercury traveling eastbound crossed the median and struck the vehicle travelling westbound by the victim. After colliding with the victim, the motorist driving the Mercury struck another vehicle also traveling westbound by a New Iberia resident. All three motorists were properly wearing their seatbelts and impairment was not suspected in the accident, although an investigation is underway. The Jeanerette man was transported to the hospital in critical condition, where he later succumbed to his injuries. The other two motorists were treated at a local hospital for minor-to-moderate injuries.
Motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of injury in Louisiana as over 68,000 people suffered injuries in these accidents last year alone. In addition, over 660 more died as a result of vehicular collisions. These crashes occur for a variety of reasons, from a driver distracted by his cell phone to an irresponsible motorist driving under the influence of alcohol. Accidents involving multiple vehicles often have complex circumstances surrounding the collision, which leads to difficulty apportioning fault and determining who is responsible for resulting injuries. Only a skilled personal injury attorney can accurately assess these difficult circumstances and protect the rights of those involved in these collisions.
At Broussard & David, our personal injury attorneys have the expertise and experience necessary to handle many kinds of auto accident claims. Our attorneys can analyze your situation, take you claims to court, and fight for the just compensation that you deserve. If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of an auto accident, contact the attorneys at Broussard & David to discuss your legal rights at (337) 233-2323 (local) or (888) 337-2323 (toll-free).