A Justice of the Peace Constable for Monroe, Louisiana, who is also a former Ouachita Parish Police Juror, was involved in car wreck on October 26, 2009, on Louisiana Highway 151 near its intersection with Louisiana Highway 546. The Constable’s car crossed the center line during a rain storm and collided head-on with an oncoming truck being operated by a Ruston, Louisiana man. The Constable suffered serious injuries and the other driver suffered moderate injuries. The auto accident occurred less than one mile from the Constable’s home.
Under Louisiana law, a driver whose vehicle crosses the center line of a highway and collides with another vehicle in that vehicle’s lane of travel is presumed to be at fault in causing the car accident. If the Constable was at fault in causing the auto accident, and if the Constable was in the course and scope of his employment at the time of the wreck, his employer may be vicariously liable for any injuries and damages caused by his fault.
If you or a loved one has been seriously injured ina a head-on collision, contact the Baton Rouge, Louisiana car wreck lawyers at Dué, Guidry, Piedrahita & Andrews. Email Louisiana injury lawyers or call (225) 929-7481 to schedule a free consultation.