Song Ee Joo and Dr. Steven Park, a Lake Charles couple, are suing the United States Postal Service (USPS) for causing a car accident and the resulting injuries.
According to the case, Joo was driving a sedan on McNeese Street when a USPS employee quickly backed into traffic. The two vehicles collided, causing serious damage to the sedan and substantial injuries to Park. The couple is calling this a case of negligence, since they believe that the driver failed to look before pulling into oncoming traffic.
The case also alleges that since the employee behaved poorly while on the job, the USPS should be responsible for paying the resulting damages. Specifically, the case is asking USPS to cover medical expenses, legal fees and other costs associated with the proceedings.
How Do We Handle Car Accidents like this One?
Car accidents cause more than two million injuries each year. If you are the victim of an accident, the stress of missing work and paying medical expenses can be a major burden. If, like this couple, you believe that your car accident happened because another driver was negligent or reckless, there are legal pathways to help provide some relief. A personal injury lawyer might be able to help you get the support you need to stay afloat and recover from injuries.
It isn’t entirely certain yet whether USPS carries blame for this accident or not. One clear takeaway, however, is to always be cautious on the road. Wear a seatbelt and check the street thoroughly before merging with oncoming traffic. By taking simple safety steps like this, you will help prevent accidents from happening in the future.