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More questions than answers after Connecticut car accident

Two people were seriously injured after a car accident in Connecticut over the weekend, as law enforcement officials begin the arduous task of investigating the scene. The car accident occurred at an intersection, and one of the drivers was severely injured -- requiring extrication from her vehicle.

According to police, that woman should survive the accident (but they mentioned she was in a "great deal of pain"). The other driver, who was not identified, was in better shape, though that driver still required hospitalization.

Details were not released as to how the accident occurred; and given that it happened at an intersection brings up a host of possibilities. One of the drivers could have run a red light or a stop sign. Either driver could have made an illegal turn or performed an irresponsible driving action. Or the wreck could have merely been an accident.

However, it is common for car accidents at intersections to see one of the drivers branded "at-fault" for the collision. This driver, upon the filing and completion of a civil lawsuit by the accident victims, will likely have to pay compensatory (and possibly punitive) damages to the victims so that they are financially covered for the medical bills they have wrongfully incurred and the pain and suffering they have endured.

Speaking of the injuries that a car accident victim suffers, remember that, even in minor accidents, you can be dealt an injury that lingers for a long time. That’s why it is important to accept any medical care you are offered in the wake of an accident. It will help accelerate your recovery and provide a record of the medical treatment you needed for your injuries.

Source: Connecticut Post, "Two-car accident reported at city intersection," July 27, 2013

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