Livingston Parish 18-Wheeler Accident Kills 18-Month-Old Child, Trucker Arrested on Negligent Homicide Charge
A trucker has been charged with negligent homicide following an 18-wheeler crash that tragically killed an 18-month-old child in Livingston Parish, Louisiana, yesterday morning.
Trucker Failed to Stop, Slammed into Rear of Ford F-150
The April 7th accident occurred around 8:00 a.m. in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 12 near Albany. According to the Louisiana State Police, A 2020 Freightliner tractor-trailer driven by Predrag Bisevac, 60, of Lisle, Illinois, failed to stop in time and slammed into the back of a Ford F-150 pickup truck at mile marker 31.
The little girl was properly restrained in the rear passenger seat of the pickup at the time of the crash. Paramedics rushed the child to a nearby hospital, but sadly she succumbed to her injuries. The driver and an additional passenger in the Ford were also properly restrained and were taken to the hospital with moderate injuries.
Troopers have since arrested and booked Bisevac into the Livingston Parish Jail on charges of negligent homicide and reckless operation. The crash remains under investigation. Bisevac’s toxicology test results are pending; however, troopers do not suspect that he was impaired.
What to Do After an 18-Wheeler Accident
If you or a loved one were injured or tragically killed in an 18-wheeler accident, it’s essential to understand that time is your enemy.
After a serious or fatal crash, you can be sure that the trucking company and its attorneys have already sent a team to the scene to gather evidence they can use to downplay your injuries and possibly even blame you for the accident. Assuming they even attempt to settle your claim, they’ll only offer you pennies on the dollar
That’s why it’s so critical to take prompt action to protect your rights and your family’s future:
- Seek immediate medical attention, even if you don’t think you were hurt.
- Gather as much information as possible while you’re at the scene, including the trucking company’s name, the trucker’s DOT number, license, and insurance information for all vehicles involved, and the names and contact information of all witnesses.
- When talking to the investigating officers or anyone else at the scene, this is NOT the time to speculate about fault.
- Notify your insurance company of the crash, even if you’re certain you weren’t at fault.
- Don’t speak with the trucking company’s insurance adjuster, sign anything, or agree to give a recorded statement.
- If you require follow-up care, be sure to attend all medical appointments and comply with your doctors’ advice. Also, keep a record of co-pays and other out-of-pocket costs related to your treatment.
Most importantly, you must realize that you can’t afford to take on the trucking company and its insurer alone. To ensure you receive full compensation for all of your injuries and losses, it’s critical that you hire a Louisiana Truck Accident Lawyer with a proven history of success against the largest truck and transportation companies in the country.
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