The dangers of driving an automobile are made apparent every day. Grave and serious car accidents occur much too often. Even more troubling is the fact that they are often preventable. Negligent driving, distracted driving, texting and drunk driving are just some reasons for car accidents, which can cause serious injury, medical expenses and pain and suffering.
Connecticut residents may be interested to know that one such allegedly negligent driver recently appeared in court under charges stemming from fatal injuries caused in a New Haven accident which occurred in the fall of 2011.
According to witnesses, the 21-year-old man was driving a U-Haul truck the day of the accident. The incident occurred in a popular tailgating parking lot at a Yale-Harvard football game. Apparently, the man was carrying kegs of beer in the truck through the parking lot when witnesses saw the driver turn a corner, speed up and collide with three women. One woman suffered fatal injuries as a result of the collision.
The man now faces criminal charges and may likely face a civil suit for the injury, which may likely involve substantial monetary damages.
Any individual injured in an accident may have a right to compensation. Recovery is not always limited to medical expenses, but may also extend to future wage losses and pain and suffering as well.
An experienced attorney will ensure a proper investigation occurs to adequately prove the driver was both negligent at the time of the accident and that such negligence caused the injuries alleged. In Connecticut, as in most states, an injured victim, in order to acquire compensation, must prove both negligence of the other driver and that such behavior caused the injuries. This can be a complicated process which requires the dedication of a fierce advocate.
Source: The Republic, “Student who drove U-Haul truck in deadly 2011 Yale tailgating crash appears in court,” May 7, 2012