Serious car crashes can occur in the blink of an eye. Unfortunately, motor vehicle accidents have a tendency to have tragic outcomes, and those involved could face serious or fatal injuries. The ways in which individuals choose to deal with the aftermath of this type of event may differ, but for many parties, considering legal action may be warranted.
Multiple individuals may be looking into their legal options after a recent crash in Connecticut. Reports stated that the two vehicles involved were traveling in the same direction with one vehicle the left lane and one in the right lane. Somehow the two cars collided, which sent both vehicles into the guardrails on either side of the road. The first vehicle came to a stop on the roadway, and the second vehicle overturned.
All of the occupants in the second vehicle were thrown from the car during the crash. Two of the individuals suffered serious injuries, and one suffered fatal injuries. The deceased victim was reported as being 27 years old. The occupants of the other vehicle did not suffer any injuries in the crash. Authorities were still investigating the incident at the time of the report.
When motor vehicle accidents claim lives, the events can cause many complications for surviving families to face. The family of the passenger killed in this Connecticut crash may wish to determine how to handle those complications by looking into their legal options. If they want to pursue compensation, filing a wrongful death claim against the driver considered at fault may be worth consideration. Additionally, the other seriously injured parties may wish to look into personal injury claims if the driver of the other vehicle was deemed responsible for the crash.
Source: Stratford, CT Patch, "1 Killed, 2 Injured After Being Ejected In Route 15 Crash: PD", Feroze Dhanoa, Nov. 5, 2017