There are many different factors that can contribute to an accident on the road. Driving while distracted or under the influence are just two examples of situations that can cause serious car accidents to occur. Many drivers adhere to traffic laws in order to reduce the possibility of a collision, but reacting to the mistakes of others can be challenging. Two people have been hospitalized after a recent accident in Connecticut.
The event occurred just before sunrise when a car traveling east veered into the wrong lane, causing a head-on collision with a westbound car. The driver of the westbound car was seriously injured and transported to the hospital shortly after the accident. The eastbound driver was also hospitalized. A police investigation of the crash is underway to the determine the cause.
Many accidents happen under similar circumstances, where one moment of distraction can take a car off course, causing a collision. The victims are sometimes left with little or no time to avoid a crash and are often injured in the process. Being injured in a situation in which one has no control can be difficult to accept, and the accident may lead to many financial and emotional hardships for those involved.
Suffering life-threatening injuries in car accidents often leads to extensive medical costs. In addition, loss of income for any time off of work can cause someone to get behind on monthly payments. If the accident is caused by the actions of a negligent driver, financial restitution may be sought through a claim against the wrongful party. When facing a similar situation, people in Connecticut often speak with an experienced attorney for advice on how to proceed with a personal injury claim.
Source: wtnh.com, "Two badly hurt in Barkhamsted head-on crash", Micah Bailey, Feb. 8, 2017