Rescue teams in Connecticut were recently called to a single-vehicle accident with injuries. This incident occurred the evening of Jan. 23, in Willington. Both the driver and the passenger were hurt. According to the laws of the state, when a passenger in a one-car accident suffers injuries, he or she may be entitled to seek compensation for his or her losses by filing legal claims in civil court.
Not many details have been released regarding this accident. It is simply believed that the driver — a 40-year-old male — was driving northbound when his car slid, hit a guardrail and landed upside-down in a pond. The driver, though injured, was able to free himself from the vehicle and seek help.
Emergency response personnel were able to free the passenger from the car. This individual was taken to the hospital with unspecified injuries; however, it is believed that the injuries suffered were rather serious. The current condition of the passenger is unknown.
This passenger or — in the event of fatality — his or her surviving family members, may have legal recourse. A personal injury or wrongful death claim may be filed in a Connecticut civil court in an effort to recoup any losses this incident has caused. In order for a case involving an injured, or deceased, passenger in a one-car accident to be successful, it will be necessary to establish that the driver was negligent in his actions, resulting in the crash. If this can be done, a monetary judgment for any damages that are ultimately deemed recoverable by the state may be awarded.
Source: journalinquirer.com, “Police: 2 injured as car flips into pond“, Jan. 25, 2016