Our city is smaller than other New England cities, and as a result, our streets may seem safer. After all, there are less cars on the roads, and we are much more attentive drivers than those other bigger cities. Unfortunately, a multi-car crash Saturday night showed us that our roads are just as dangerous as any other road in the U.S.
In total, 12 residents were taken to a local Connecticut hospital after three vehicles were involved in the multi-vehicle accident. The accident accord before 11:00 a.m., Saturday night around 1200 Main Street, between Morgan Street and Pleasant Street.
Two people were pinned in their vehicles, and first responders had to manually extract them. Of the 12 taken to the hospital, at least one was in critical condition and another still remains in the hospital. However, the remaining 10 have all been treated and released.
The police are still investigating the accident. They have not released the details of how the accident occurred, and it is unknown which vehicle or driver is at fault.
Options after serious car accidents
But, what is known is that someone is likely responsible for these 12 individuals injuries, damages, and their pain and suffering. Even if one of those patients was the negligent driver, they are still responsible to the other people they injured. Each of these drivers and passengers can file a personal injury lawsuit to recoup their losses.
If either of the two individuals still in the hospital die, then their families can sue the negligent driver. This is called a wrongful death lawsuit. They can sue for their own pain and suffering, lost income from the deceased family member, vehicle damage, etc.
These lawsuits must be filed within certain timelines though, and if victims miss those legal deadlines, a lawsuit can no longer be filed. This is why it is so important to contact an attorney quickly after a serious car accident.