When tragedy strikes a Connecticut family, there are many negative consequences that can result. Car accidents take a terrible toll, not only physically and emotionally but often financially as well. In many cases, if the wreck was the result of the actions or negligence of a third party, then the victims or their families may choose to seek restitution.

These accidents can happen to any family at any time, as one family recently had the terrible misfortune to discover. A former Connecticut representative, Selim Noujaim, was purportedly out erecting election campaign signs. As he was engaged in his efforts, he was struck by a passing vehicle.

The impact resulted in the former lawmaker suffering what were described as serious injuries. Emergency responders treated the victim at the scene before transporting him to a nearby medical center. He was admitted to the critical unit where his condition is being thoroughly monitored. Police did not supply any information concerning the driver who hit the victim or whether any charges will be filed in connection to this wreck.

The former lawmaker was not seeking re-election but was supporting the campaign of a close family member. It is unknown what his long-term prognosis will be but he likely faces a long and difficult recovery. Families in these circumstances who have suffered both physically and financially from these tragic car accidents may choose to seek information from an experienced personal injury attorney regarding the feasibility of filing a claim against the parties deemed at fault. A successful civil suit may result in the injured parties receiving recompense for the monetary damages they may have sustained. 

Source: wfsb.com, “Former lawmaker struck by vehicle in Waterbury,” Rob Polansky, Oct. 31, 2017