Drunk drivers are a danger to themselves and to all others around them. Suffering serious injury at the hands of an intoxicated driver is senseless and unnecessary, yet unfortunately, a common occurrence. A recent accident in Connecticut, involving an allegedly drunk driver, three other vehicles and a gas station convenience store resulted in four people needing medical treatment.
The accident occurred recently after a 30-year-old woman, reportedly intoxicated at the time, came off an Interstate exit ramp at a high rate of speed and lost control of her vehicle. This caused her to crash into three other vehicles and eventually a gas station convenience store. Her car caught on fire, which was quickly extinguished.
As a result of this accident, the four injured people were all transported to a local hospital for care. Injuries suffered have not been specified, and the current conditions of the victims have not been released. According to local authorities, the woman deemed responsible for this crash was driving with a suspended license.
Those who have suffered serious injury in a car crash, due to the negligence of another party, are entitled to pursue personal injury claims against the individual deemed responsible. If liability can be established by competent evidence of negligence submitted to a Connecticut civil court, a judgment for monetary damages sustained as a result of the accident may be awarded. Any sum of money that is recovered can certainly help cover any monetary losses, current and future medical care and also provide for any pain and suffering that resuled from the accident.
Source: NBC Connecticut, 4 Injured After Car Slams Into Fairfield Gas Station, Ari Mason, March 24, 2014