Connecticut man critically injured in five-car crash
Posted on behalf of Michael D'Amico of D'Amico & Pettinicchi, LLC on Oct 24, 2013 in Car Accidents
A five-vehicle, chain reaction crash critically injured one man. According to a police spokesperson, the car accident occurred at approximately 4:30 a.m. in the 2300 block of Fairfield Avenue in Bridgeport. The serious nature of the accident required the mobilization of the Major Accident Team.
The police Traffic Division investigation revealed that a vehicle driving on Fairfield Avenue struck a parked vehicle and pushed it into other parked vehicles. The accident sent two people to the hospital. One was the driver, and another was a man who might have been sleeping in one of the parked cars. The man from one of the parked cars was listed in critical condition while the driver sustained less severe injuries.
When someone is critically injured in a car accident, he or she may face a long and difficult road to recovery. In some cases, the victim may be permanently disabled and might not be able to return to work or other normal activities. The cost of extensive medical care plus the loss of income may be financially devastating for an accident victim.
A Connecticut lawyer with a background in personal injury cases may be a helpful ally for an accident victim. While the victim recovers from his or her injuries, the lawyer might file paperwork and negotiate with insurance companies for a settlement. If the insurance company is not willing to pay an adequate settlement amount, the lawyer may recommend taking the case before a jury in civil court. At the trial, the lawyer may present evidence including police accident reports in support of the plaintiff's case, which may convince the jury to give the plaintiff with a substantial award.
Source: CT Post, "Man critical after 5-car crash in Bridgeport", October 19, 2013