As the weather gets warmer each spring, Louisiana residents take to the waterways in their boats. Whether it's the love of fishing or sailing or just bobbing over the waves on a sunny day, recreational boating is a fun pastime for many in the Bayou State.
It's hard to accept the death of a loved one even if you know that it has been expected. But when a death happens suddenly as a result of another person's negligence, it can be even harder to accept the loss.
One of the hardest experiences to endure is the death of a loved one. But what can make it even harder is when another person's negligent actions resulted in the demise of your spouse, sibling, child or parent.
When people die young in fatal accidents, it can be more difficult for family members since there is no time to prepare for what life may be like without the loved one around. Such an unexpected death can also be very costly for the family as well. When people are younger they can be responsible for providing financially for their family members. So, in addition to suddenly losing their love and support, the family can also suddenly lose income they rely on to meet their monthly obligations. The loss of income is also permanent, unlike when people are injured for a period of time. Over the years that lost income will add up. This can make life difficult for the family for a long period of time.
No matter what people in Louisiana do for their health, at some point, everyone will pass away. It is a fact of life. However, how people pass away can vary greatly. People hope that they will live a long, full life and simply pass away peacefully in their sleep, but this is not always what happens. People can develop diseases, like cancer, and die much younger than they would like. They also could be involved in a fatal accident, which could occur while they are driving or in other situations.
As our blog has discussed on previous occasions, a Louisiana resident who has been the victim of another person's negligence, or has lost a loved one due to negligence, will likely have to take several legal steps in order to recover compensation for their losses.
According to a recent report, the number of deaths due to drunk driving is declining in this state.
According to a recently released report from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, the number fatalities due to motorists running red lights is at the highest point in a decade.
Recent statistics suggest that, despite efforts on the part of law enforcement, texting and driving may be a growing concern in Louisiana.
The annual estimate from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, or NHTSA, as to the number of traffic fatalities across the country was recently announced.