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Car Accident in Hartford Results in Employee Arrest

Posted on behalf of Michael D'Amico of D'Amico & Pettinicchi, LLC on Sep 13, 2013 in Car Accidents

A Department of Public Works employee in Hartford, Conn., was arrested Sept. 7 after causing a crash on Prospect Avenue near the Farmington Avenue intersection. The driver, a woman who was reported to have been driving under the influence, drove into oncoming traffic and collided head on with another car. The driver of the other car was reported as being trapped due to the car's damages, and had to be extricated. She was taken to a hospital with concussion and an ankle injury. Her condition was reported as stable.

The charges made against the woman who caused the crash include driving while under the influence and failure to travel in the proper lane. It was reported that she had declined medical attention after the accident. The car she was driving was owned by the city, with which the driver also inadvertently hit a parked Jeep. The city-owned car had to be totaled.

Nothing can prepare a victim for what it is like to be in a serious car accident. Fortunately, there are ways in which a victim can protect his or her rights after a crash. For example, working alongside an auto accident attorney may be helpful if the victim is seeking to file charges against the person who caused the crash. This could be helpful if the victim of the accident is seeking compensation for health, auto or emotional damage.

More often than not, lawyers can help answer questions about their client's options after an accident, and which way a case should proceed. A personal injury lawyer can represent a client and work to find ways of seeking any justice that can be served after a fatal, or even minor, accident.