Being involved in a car accident can be a devastating experience. Such accidents can cause serious injury or, in more tragic cases, death. The amount of stress involved in such experiences can sometimes be overwhelming. There are some simple points to keep in mind directly following an accident - steps that can greatly help in the long run - but sometimes those may not be enough to fully protect your interests.
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In a Connecticut car crash, there is often concern about the condition of the drivers involved. However, many vehicles involved in accidents contain passengers who may be injured as well. Depending on where the passenger was seated during the crash and the area of the vehicle where the crash occurred, a passenger may suffer minor cuts and bruises, catastrophic injuries or something in between. If you were a passenger in a vehicle involved in a crash and were injured as a result, it's important to protect your legal rights.
Thousands of Connecticut motorists are involved in car accidents every year. Many of these crashes are caused by distracted drivers. Driving takes a lot of skill and focus and when a driver takes his or her eyes of the road for even a few seconds, a serious accident can occur. This is a serious issue, as a distracted driver can be held liable for any damages. There are some common types of distractions though which can easily be avoided and possible accidents averted if drivers were to pay attention to their surroundings. What should one do if their injuries are caused by a distracted driver?
A woman has been hospitalized after getting hit by a car at a Connecticut intersection. The 27-year-old suffered numerous injuries after she was hit just outside the New Haven area.
A serious accident - such as one involving a tractor trailer or other large vehicle - can cause a lot of damage. Not only is there damage to the vehicle, but the driver and passengers of the vehicles suffer injuries as well. Victims of Connecticut crashes may suffer physically and emotionally for weeks, months or even years. Some may even face lifelong scarring and disfigurement due to the severity of their injuries.
Being involved in an accident can be devastating for a Connecticut pedestrian or bicyclist, especially when the negligent motorist speeds off without stopping at the accident scene. The motorist may panic and drive off to avoid getting caught. He or she may be drunk or may not have sufficient auto insurance. Whatever the reason, not everyone follows the rules when it comes to acting accordingly after an accident. Meanwhile, the victim may suffer serious injuries or even die as a result of the accident. There is a chance of recovery, though, even when the motorist is not identified.
Being involved in a commercial vehicle accident can be a scary situation for a Connecticut motorist. Semis, delivery trucks, buses, tractors and other commercial vehicles are much larger than passenger vehicles, with the end result being serious injury, disability or even death. This can mean substantial medical bills as well as lost wages. These two situations combined can mean financial disaster. Fortunately, with the right legal team, you can receive the compensation you need for all the damages incurred.
Many Connecticut motorists may think that DUI laws are strict enough. What they may not know is that the laws for truck drivers and other commercial motorists are even harsher. Why is this? Because commercial vehicles often carry valuable, heavy or fragile loads, whether they consist of lumber, hazardous chemicals, cars or people. Therefore, if an accident were to occur, the stakes would be very high, and the result could be serious injury, permanent disability or even death.
Three Connecticut residents are hospitalized after a police officer attempted to respond to an emergency. The officer had his lights flashing on his cruiser as he crossed an intersection at a red light, but the other vehicle apparently did not see the officer coming. The vehicle entered the intersection and the two collided. The impact then forced the cars to hit another vehicle.
Connecticut motorists who have been involved in a trucking accident know that these types of crashes can be extremely serious. Due to the sheer size of the trucks involved, it's not uncommon for victims to suffer from their injuries for many months or even years. It may take hundreds of thousands of dollars or more to pay for required medical treatment. With so much money at stake, it's important for victims to be prepared when filing an accident claim following a crash with an 18-wheeler.