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Serious accident in Newington is still under investigation


Posted On behalf of Michael D'Amico of D'Amico & Pettinicchi, LLC on Jan 21, 2014 in Car Accidents

Late Sunday evening two cars collided in front of Newington High School. The fiery collision has left two people injured and, unfortunately, one dead. One of the injured motorists was rushed to St. Francis Hospital and the other to Hartford Hospital, both in need of medical treatment. While most of us in Connecticut have insurance, not everyone does and some people's insurance may not cover the extensive medical care that a car accident requires.

Sometimes, it isn't a matter of whether the insurance could cover everything, but if it will. Insurance companies want to pay the least amount of compensation possible, which may leave accident victims with significant bills. These are just a few of the reasons why people involved in crashes consult motor vehicle accident lawyers to see whether they might possibly be able to file a personal injury lawsuit against the other driver.

Police are still looking into the accident that happened in Newington, so there are very little details of what happened, who was at fault or the conditions of the injured motorists. All that is clear is that one of the vehicles involved in the crash was an SUV.

For anyone looking to file a personal injury lawsuit, determining fault is an important part of the process. Waiting for information from police is certainly important, but it is not the only way in which to show that one driver was culpable and one was not. Working with a motor vehicle accident lawyer can help to navigate some of those legal concepts like fault, responsiblity and negligence.

Source: NBC Connecticut, "One Killed, 3 Injured in Fiery Newington Crash," Jan. 20, 2013