A Louisiana woman who was run down by an ATV on July 27 has died. Her friends and family rallied around her, and she was never alone at the hospital. Despite all of the medical intervention, prayers and support, the woman succumbed on Aug. 5 to the injuries she suffered as a result of this now-fatal accident.
Even though the crash that put her in the hospital was caught on tape, police do not seem any closer to locating the driver of that ATV and its passenger. The man driving the ATV lost control and slammed into the woman and a car parked nearby. In spite of the fact that the ATV flipped numerous times, the driver and passenger walked away from the crash.
After the impact, the Louisiana woman’s sister ran to her side, but the sight of her was too much to bear. All she could do was sit with her sister and hold her hand. The now deceased victim left behind a family that includes two sons, ages 12 and 5. What is worse is that the woman had no insurance, and after nine days in the hospital, the medical bills are surely extensive. A fund was set up at a bank in New Orleans for donations.
When police locate the driver of the ATV responsible for this fatal accident, the family may exercise its right to file a wrongful death claim against him. A successfully litigated claim could result in damages for medical costs, funeral and burial expenses and pain and suffering. The victim’s two children must now be raised by others, and a successfully presented claim for financial damages would typically include demands for their future care.