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May 26, 2024

St. Tammany Parish, LA – Damarcus Jackson Killed, One Seriously Injured in Crash on I-12

May 26, 2024

St. Tammany Parish, LA (July 01, 2021) – On Thursday, July 01 at about 6:00 a.m., Louisiana State Police were called to the scene of a fatal single-vehicle accident on Interstate 12, in the area of State Highway 21 in St. Tammany Parish. 

The deceased has since been identified as Damarcus Jackson, 25, a resident of Lacombe.

An investigation showed that a 2008 Chevrolet HHR was traveling westbound along the interstate when, for reasons that have yet to be determined, the vehicle swerved onto the left shoulder and crashed into a concrete traffic barrier. Following the initial impact, the HHR veered across the westbound lanes, left the roadway’s righthand side, and overturned, striking multiple trees in the process. 

Jackson was pronounced deceased on the scene. The other vehicle occupant was transported to a local hospital in serious condition. It is unknown if Jackson was the driver or the passenger.

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim, Damarcus Jackson, at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family in hopes of a full recovery.

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7.01 St. Tammany Parish, LA - Damarcus Jackson Killed, One Seriously Injured in Crash on I-12

According to Louisiana laws, a passenger may not be held responsible for the negligent behavior that resulted in the accident, meaning immediate family members of passengers who are killed in car crashes are generally permitted to pursue economic recovery from the liable driver. 

It is critical to the success of the claim, however, that surviving members of the family retain an attorney who recognizes the most effective ways to identify all attainable paths of economic recovery. 

When someone is hurt in an accident due to another’s negligence, they will have legal avenues open to them. By seeking the legal counsel of a Louisiana personal injury attorney, victims can learn about the various legal avenues they may wish to pursue.  

The Louisiana vehicle accident attorneys at Smiley Law Firm have decades of experience in bringing irresponsible people to account. Our team works to support their clients and make sure they get the best possible legal advice. We will always answer any questions our clients have and take care of each legal complexity as it arises. 

Working with a legal team that is sympathetic as well as assertive will give you your best chance at obtaining full and fair financial compensation for your damages.  

The personal injury attorneys at Smiley Law are dedicated to defending a victim’s legal rights and building the strongest claim possible in order to maximize their economic recovery. If you were injured in a road accident, contact our personal injury law firm in Louisiana by calling 504-688-3494 or 504-822-2222 to schedule a free evaluation of your case at your earliest convenience.

Note: These posts are constructed with the use of secondary sources. These sources include but are not limited to local and state news stories, local and state police accident reports, social media platforms, and eyewitness accounts about injury accidents that take place in New Orleans and throughout Louisiana. We did not independently verify the fact surrounding this accident. If you locate any information that is inaccurate, please contact our firm and we will correct the post to reflect the most accurate information available. We will also remove this post upon request.

Disclaimer: These posts are created to raise awareness about the dangers of driving in Louisiana. We hope that by casting light on serious accidents like this one, other drivers will take heed, and avoid being seriously injured in a similar accident. This post is not a solicitation for business. The information contained in this post is not intended to be legal or medical advice. The photo used in this post was not taken at the accident scene.

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