On March 16, 2011, a 39 year old Galliano, Louisiana woman was killed and her passenger critically injured, at the intersection of Louisiana 3161 and Louisiana 3235 in Cut Off, Louisiana, when the Lafourche Parish woman failed to yield to oncoming traffic and turned left in front of an 18 wheeler.
Under Louisiana law, a left turning motorist is presumed to be at fault if the collision occurs in the favored lane of travel. A high burden is placed on the left turning motorist to exculpate himself or herself from civil liability for injuries and damages caused by the left turn.
If you or a loved one have been seriously injured or killed in a collision with a big rig, contact the experienced Baton Rouge, Louisiana truck accident lawyers at Dué Guidry Piedrahita Andrews Courrege L.C. for a free consultation.