Many people in the Hartford area enjoy getting outside and walking to their destination or walking for exercise. Most of the time they can do this safely on Hartford area streets but occasionally a serious accident occurs. Any time a pedestrian is hit by a vehicle, it can be a serious situation where even a vehicle traveling at a slow rate of speed can severely injure a person walking. Those who are affected by a pedestrian accident should know that they have legal options.
A woman was killed recently while walking in Hartford. The East Hartford resident was struck by a car in the 1300 block of Main Street. Arriving officers found the woman to be critically injured after being hit by a vehicle and transported her to Hartford Hospital where she later died. Authorities are asking those with any information about the accident to contact them.
Families affected by wrongful death accidents have options
No one expects their loved one is going to be the victim of a pedestrian accident. These accidents can be life-altering. Families of those who have been killed in an accident due to no fault of their own have legal rights. These families may want to speak with a legal professional who is skilled in personal injury. An attorney has the experience necessary to advise the grieving family as to what their legal options may be. They can investigate the cause of the crash and find out who is responsible. Compensation may be available for medical expenses, funeral expenses, lost wages and other damages.
No one expects they will have a loved one in a tragic fatal accident. Unfortunately, there are hundreds of families affected by this reality each year in Connecticut. When an accident is caused by a negligent driver a family has the legal right to hold them responsible.