Connecticut residents know that victims of car accidents may be eligible for personal injury or wrongful claims if the accident was not their fault. After a recent area crash, one person was killed and two others were injured. Car accidents can have serious consequences, as illustrated by this tragic and seemingly unnecessary accident.
According to the police report, the cars were traveling in opposite directions when they collided. One of the cars traveled over the center line, leading to the accident. There is no indication what caused the car to drift or if it could be related to distracted driving. It is likely that one of the drivers is responsible for the collision, and the fact that one vehicle breached the center line suggests that driver may be culpable. Apparently, police and investigators are still evaluating the accident to determine what happened.
The driver of one of the vehicles died in the car accident. The other two victims suffered injuries. One victim suffered broken bones and received medical treatment. The other victim was taken to another Connecticut hospital for treatment of more severe injuries.
Car accidents are unfortunate and occasionally have devastating consequences. In accidents that were caused by the negligence of another driver, victims have the option to seek financial reparations through the filing of a civil lawsuit. Typically, any financial reward is based upon the presentation of evidence of negligence that is deemed to have caused or materially contributed to the accident. It can be complicated to deal with motor vehicle accident law and assess claims for liability. It is always best to begin with a case evaluation to determine legal options.
Source: NBC Connecticut, 1 Dead, 2 Injured in Crash on Route 202 in Litchfield, No author, Jan. 23, 2014