Being involved in an accident that leads to injuries can be a frightening experience, but when a child is also involved and injured, the situation can be beyond harrowing. Unfortunately, individuals of any age could suffer injuries in a car accident. When the event is caused by a negligent or impaired driver, negatively affected parties may feel a need to seek restitution.
Personal injury claims could result from an incident that recently took place in Connecticut. Reports stated that a pedestrian was pushing her young child in a stroller when they were hit by a vehicle. The driver of the vehicle did not remain on the scene despite the pedestrians suffering serious injuries. The mother and child were transported to an area hospital and are considered to be in stable condition.
Though the driver left the scene, authorities were able to locate the vehicle and driver involved after speaking to witnesses. The driver was reported as being a 27-year-old man, and he was apparently under the influence at the time of the incident. As a result, he is currently facing criminal charges for DUI, reckless endangerment, vehicular assault and other offenses.
The victims of this Connecticut car accident are undoubtedly feeling lucky to be alive. However, they may still have a long road ahead of them as they work to recover from the injuries suffered. The mother may feel that the situation warrants legal action and may wish to consider filing a personal injury claim against the driver considered at fault. If that driver is convicted of the criminal charges brought against him, that information could be used as evidence in a related civil case.