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Connecticut girl is fighting for her life after a recent wreck


Posted On behalf of Michael D'Amico of D'Amico & Pettinicchi, LLC on Mar 17, 2014 in Car Accidents

When one's children are at school, one naturally believes that they are safe. Sadly, there are always the exceptions to the rule. A family in Connecticut is anxiously awaiting improvement in the condition of their 10-year-old daughter who was recently seriously injured in an auto wreck. The whole community is supporting them and rallying behind the young girl.

Very little information about the car accident was reported. The only information made available, stated that four students were riding in a school van that veered off the road and crashed into some trees. According to authorities, there was no more information available. An investigation is underway, but the accident may have to be reconstructed using video footage from cameras inside the van.

The driver and three students sustained injuries that were not life-threatening. Only the one girl was critically injured. According to her family, the bones in her face were crushed by the impact, and it is apparently uncertain whether she will retain the sight in her left eye. She remains in critical condition in the intensive care unit of the hospital. Authorities said that no one has been charged at this time.

Irrespective of the fact that the driver has not been charged by police, the family of the injured girl may retain the right to file a personal injury claim in a Connecticut civil court. Medical costs and possible rehabilitation expenses in the future may cause extreme financial hardship for the family. If such a civil case is successfully litigated, the court may award restitution. This monetary award may help the family to cover the costs related to the care of their daughter after the injuries she sustained in the wreck.

Source: wfsb.com, Community rallies behind young girl hurt in Enfield crash, Rob Polansky, March 13, 2014