Pedestrian killed by hit-and-run drivers in Baton Rouge

On Behalf of | Nov 6, 2020 | Motor Vehicle Accident |

Many Baton Rouge area residents understand the importance of helping others. There are many people who have taken the time to make sure their fellow citizens are OK and if there is anything they can do to help. A recent tragic accident has claimed the life of a woman who was checking to make sure an accident victim was OK.

Tragic accident claims the life of a Baton Rouge woman

A woman was killed on US Hwy 190 in West Baton Rouge recently when she stopped to check on drivers that had been in a car crash. The woman was walking on the road trying to get assistance for the drivers when she was struck by several vehicles. All of the vehicles that hit the woman fled the scene. The woman was pronounced dead at the scene. Louisiana State Troopers are asking anyone with information regarding the accident to contact them.

An attorney can help families facing the unimaginable

No one expects their loved one will be the victim of a tragic hit-and-run accident. Losing a loved one unexpectedly can put tremendous strain on a family’s finances and emotions. A legal professional who is skilled in personal injury can help a family figure out what happened to cause their loved one’s death.

They can visit the accident scene and interview witnesses and review the police report to help get answers. They understand what a family is going through and will help determine who should be held accountable for the tragedy. Compensation may be available for medical expenses, pain and suffering, funeral expenses, lost wages and other damages.

A family should not have to wonder what happened to their loved one. They have the legal right to hold the negligent party responsible for their mistake.