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Estate of man killed in accident may have wrongful death case

There are some stretches of road in Connecticut that seem to amass more accidents than others. The state has made an effort to enforce laws that protect pedestrians and drivers alike from negligent and distracted drivers. However, there is only so much that can be done to prevent tragic car accidents like the one that occurred recently in East Windsor. The facts are only sparsely reported, but generally a wrongful death case can be filed if authorities determine that negligence place a factor in the accident.

According to police, during the early evening hours, two cars crashed. Each car had just one occupant at the time that the collision took place. Both drivers were treated at the scene for the injuries they suffered.

The two drivers were transferred to a local hospital by emergency personnel. Tragically, one of the drivers passed away at the hospital due to the injuries sustained in the accident. The other driver's condition was not reported as being critical.

The exact details of this accident are unclear at this time. Authorities continue to investigate the cause of the incident. They have also reached out to the public for anyone who witnessed the crash to step forward with information.

If authorities determine that the surviving driver demonstrated negligent behavior that caused the crash, the victim's family, or whoever represents the decedent's estate, may bring a wrongful death claim against the man. Under Connecticut law, damages can include pain and suffering, loss of earnings and loss of companionship. Dealing with the complexities of a claim is one reason why it's important to make sure that accident victims and their families explore all available legal options and pursue the best course of action.

Source: wtnh.com, 1 dead in East Windsor car crash, No author, Nov. 6, 2013

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