Earlier this week, a star of the reality TV show "Swamp People" was leaving the Forrest Wood Cup fishing tournament to return home to southern Louisiana. As he drove a pickup truck with an air boat in tow, he ran through a red light and crashed into an SUV. The driver in the SUV sustained non-life threatening injuries and was hospitalized. No other injuries were reported.
This collision did break a utility pole as well. This casualty resulted in the power going out for many area businesses for about six hours. The pickup driver said an electrical wire from the stop light had caught his attention, and he missed the fact that the light was red. While it was a disappointing end to the weekend, he expressed thankfulness that the results were not catastrophic.
This is not always the case. Many accidents caused by distracted drivers can mean permanent injuries and even death. All it takes is five seconds of a driver checking a text, or someone taking their eyes off the road to mess with the radio. An aggressive driver might speed through a stop sign, or reckless driver could swerve into your lane. It only takes a second for the trip to work or the drive home to turn into a crash. If you or someone in your family has been in a car accident caused by someone else's negligence, then you may be owed compensation. With the help of a Shreveport personal injury lawyer, you could find yourself with a fair settlement. This could cover pain and suffering, medical bills, lost wages, and more. We have more than seven decades of legal experience, and we have won millions of dollars in compensation for our clients. Contact Morris & Dewett Injury Lawyers today.