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Louisiana car accident injures passenger, driver DWI?

A serious single-vehicle accident on Louisiana 3059 has resulted in serious injuries to a passenger from Lake Charles. Calcasieu Parish authorities state that a single-vehicle car accident occurred in the mid-morning hours, when it appears that the driver lost control of the vehicle. The driver, a 29-year-old woman, is facing serious criminal charges in this accident.

Authorities believe that the driver lost control navigating around a curve, causing the vehicle to fly through the air after hitting a driveway, ultimately landing in a ditch. The driver reportedly was not wearing a seatbelt but still escaped serious injury. The passenger, an 18-year-old woman, sustained serious injuries in the crash. Authorities state that she also was not wearing her seatbelt at the time of the accident.

The driver has been charged with a number of criminal charges, including DWI. She remained in the Calcasieu Parish Correctional Center. Reports released shortly after the accident do not update the status of the injured passenger's medical condition. Authorities are still investigating the accident.

When anyone is injured in a Louisiana car accident due to the negligence of another party, they may seek damages under our state's personal injury laws. This Lake Charles woman who is recovering from serious injuries may be able to do just, based upon evidence that driver's actions constituted negligence. Due to the sometimes complex nature of personal injury claims, and the fact that criminal charges have been filed, the injured woman may find it beneficial to secure professional help so that she can focus on making a complete recovery. By securing the aid of someone experienced with personal injury claims in our state, she may be able to find some peace that every effort is underway to ensure that her medical care and recovery will not be financial burdens.

Source: kplctv.com, "Calcasieu crash seriously injures one, results in arrest," Elona Weston, Jan. 11, 2013

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