Winter is fast approaching, and Connecticut residents are no strangers to the sorts of hazards winter weather can bring. Darkness falls early, limiting visibility. Snow and ice may make road conditions dangerous. The holiday season also plays a role in the increased amount of traffic as people venture out to visit loved ones or shop for gifts. It has become apparent that the winter months have an increased potential for a fatal accident.
Recently, a Connecticut driver failed to maintain control of her car. As the vehicle skidded across the road, it crossed lanes of oncoming traffic. The small sedan then slammed into a tree.
A total of five people were in the vehicle at the time of the crash. One of the victims, a child, was ejected from the car and suffered serious injury as a result. The two people in the front seat were killed. Two other passengers also suffered serious injuries. Police are investigating the crash, trying to determine why the woman lost control.
When a person suffers injuries because a driver makes an error, families may want to seek justice. Especially in the case of a fatal accident, loved ones may be expected to handle medical bills, funeral expenses, insurance claims and other matters that may become overwhelming in a time of grief. Passengers and other motorists are helpless in such a crash. An experienced attorney can educate a victim about possible paths to legal recourse and assist them when they wish to seek compensation for their suffering in a court of law.