Authorities in Connecticut are in the process of investigating a multi-vehicle car wreck that killed one person and left several others injured. Car accidents with outcomes such as this are, unfortunately, common. After such events, it is normal for those negatively affected, whether they be victims or the surviving family members of victims, to question liability.
At approximately 1:30 p.m., on Dec. 26, three vehicles collided on Route 1 in Waterford. Authorities arrived on scene to find several people severely hurt. A total of four individuals were transported to area hospitals. One of them -- a 24-year-old female who was a passenger in one of the vehicles -- later died from her injuries.
How this accident occurred is still a bit of a mystery. The Accident Investigation Team from the Waterford Police Department was on-scene for some time trying to figure out what happened, and they have yet to release any further details about the crash. They are asking anyone who may have witnessed this crash to share any information they may have.
The victims of this collision and the surviving family members of the deceased may all be entitled to seek compensation for any losses they have experienced as a result of the incident. According to the state of Connecticut, recoverable damages may include medical expenses, funeral costs, lost wages or lost earning capacity and various others that are economic and non-economic in nature. Following car accidents, an experienced attorney can assist victims or their loved ones in pursuing civil claims against those believed responsible. If successful, monetary judgments may be achieved.
Source: wtnh.com, "Waterford Police investigate fatal accident on Route 1", Cailyn Blonstein, Dec. 26, 2016