An auto accident is a feared event, to state the obvious. One negligent decision can result in serious injuries and substantial medical expenses for those involved. This is why it is crucial that drivers follow the rules of the road at all times. A distracted driver is the most dangerous aspect to a commute. Unfortunately, a recent car accident that involved a University of Connecticut football player caused serious injuries to the much valued running back.
On the morning of Saturday, February 22, the UConn player was the passenger in a 2004 Chrysler. While traveling on Route 4 in Durham, the vehicle collided with a 2000 Buick, driven by a 74-year-old man. The two vehicles were traveling opposite each other at the time of the crash.
Tragically, the 74-year-old man died from the incident. The UConn player was transported to a nearby hospital with reportedly serious injuries. His driver was also seriously injured in the accident.
Authorities are still investigating the cause of the incident. In the state of Connecticut, an injured party may recover monetary compensation for his injuries sustained in a collision. Even if a jury finds both parties to be at fault, the harmed individual can still recover. In such an event, a jury places a percentage of fault on each party. The jury then determines the total amount of monetary damages the victim experiences. The injured individual can then recover the percentage of compensation attributed to the negligent party.
In this incident, it appears likely the UConn man’s career could be substantially affected because of this accident. If he is not able to play during the season because of the injuries sustained, he could lose a scholarship and even the opportunity to play professionally. Such a potential loss of college tuition and wages could mean serious damages claimed by the player if any other individual is negligent in causing the incident.
Source: CBS Local News, “UConn football player injured in crash,” Feb. 25, 2013.