Police in Louisiana recently arrested the woman they say is responsible for a car crash that left a state trooper injured. While the trooper was on duty when the accident occurred, workers' compensation will likely cover a lot of his or her losses. If this individual would like, it may also be possible to pursue a personal injury claim in civil court in an effort to seek further relief.
According to reports, at approximately 11:45 p.m. on May 23, a 31-year-old woman was driving through a construction zone on Interstate 10 when she struck the back end of a Louisiana State Police SUV. The trooper inside the SUV is said to have suffered moderate injuries in the wreck and was transported to an area hospital for treatment. This individual's current condition is unknown, but he or she is expected to fully recover.
The driver responsible for this collision was uninjured. As authorities do believe impairment contributed to this event, this individual was arrested, transported to the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison and charged with driving while intoxicated, careless operation and negligent injuring. It is unclear when this criminal case will be heard in court.
When a drunk or otherwise impaired driver is responsible for causing a crash with injuries, according to the laws of Louisiana, that driver may be held accountable for the victim's losses. In this particular case, if impairment or some other form of negligence contributed to the accident and the trooper is able to prove that, he or she may be able to successfully achieve fair and full compensation for any legally recoverable losses. A personal injury attorney can review the finer details of this case and, if appropriate, assist the victim with negotiating a settlement out of court or litigating the matter in civil court.