Unfortunately, as Connecticut residents know all too well, tragedy can strike at any moment. While on the road, it is imperative all drivers pay close attention to the road ahead of them, but yet there are thousands of distractions in front of any given driver at any point in time. In a society with increasingly mobile technology, smart phones, dashboard computers and tablets mean more convenience in obtaining information and entertainment at any given point in time.
A recent incident in Norwich, Connecticut resulted in misfortunate to several involving a baby when a station wagon hit a minivan on a Friday afternoon. The collision caused the minivan to roll over several times and landed on all four wheels. The incident injured the driver of the minivan, the two adult passengers in the minivan and a child in a car seat. The driver of the station wagon was also injured, and all five people were transported to the hospital.
Any negligent driver possesses the capacity to seriously injure others. On top of criminal charges that might be assessed toward such driver, injured parties may be entitled to bring civil litigation against the party for damages experienced as a result of the incident. Such a suit can help pay surmounting medical bills, lost wages and pain and suffering. This type of lawsuit is crucial for an injured party who well deserves compensation for their losses. Additionally, the litigation serves to deter future negligent behavior.
Although technology can prove to be convenient in the vehicle, these coveted pieces of technology are also prone to cause car accidents. On top of these distractions are also others such as a crying baby in the back seat, or a piece of paper a driver just needs to have. All of these items can contribute to a complete and utter tragedy unfortunately.
Source: Norwich Bulletin, “Intersection of Norwich crash dangerous, residents say,” John Barry, May 3, 2013.