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Connecticut Man Wins Car Crash Claim


Posted On behalf of Michael D'Amico of D'Amico & Pettinicchi, LLC on Apr 01, 2014 in Car Accidents

Most Connecticut residents know that the negligent acts of one driver can lead to injuries for another. A man filed a lawsuit after suffering injuries in a car crash. A Connecticut jury agreed with the man and awarded him $100,000.

Back in 2010, the man was traveling in the morning hours when another driver failed to stop at a stop sign. The other vehicle slammed into the man's car in a head-on collision. Authorities arrived at the scene and, upon a preliminary investigation, it was determined that the other motorist was driving at an excessive rate of speed. The man suffered injuries, and when medical crews arrived, it was discovered that he was having breathing issues. He was transported to the hospital where he remained for several days for observation and tests.

Following his discharge from the hospital, the man was experiencing continuous shoulder pain. Initially, his physician determined that there was a tear to his right rotator cuff. After receiving physical therapy, he later returned to his physician who determined that he has a small percentage of permanent disability to his shoulder. In spite of the other driver's insurance settling for $20,000, the man filed a suit against the insurance company for damages.

A car crash can be a daunting experience for most victims, regardless of circumstances. Car accident victims may experience pain and suffering and suffer from financial burdens as a result of large medical bills and accident-related costs. As with this case, injured victims may pursue personal injury claims in Connecticut, seeking reimbursement of financial damages sustained from the car crash. To prevail, they will need to establish that the other party negligently caused the accident that resulted in injuries.

Source: Connecticut Law Tribune, Shoulder Injury Results In $100,000 Jury Verdict, Christian Nolan, March 20, 2014