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Labor Day weekend car crashed increased this year

Posted on behalf of Michael D'Amico of D'Amico & Pettinicchi, LLC on Sep 06, 2014 in Car Accidents

Long holiday weekends are usually ripe for car accidents. Accordingly, there is often a heightened awareness of road safety during holidays, such as Labor Day. Unfortunately, that heightened awareness did not appear to have a positive impact on drivers throughout the state of Connecticut. In fact, the number of motor vehicle accidents that occurred this past Labor Day in the state, was more than the previous year.

According to the Connecticut State Police, the number of car accidents that took place over the holiday weekend in the state was higher than the previous year. Over Labor Day 2013, the number of car accidents that occurred in Connecticut was 259. This year, that number rose fairly significantly, to 315.

The factors that contributed to the accidents likely involved the usual causes including:

  • Speeding
  • Drunk driving
  • Distracted driving
  • Reckless driving
  • Failing to follow the rules of the road
  • Street racing

Though unclear, it is possible that some of the 315 accidents resulted in serious injuries. Some people may have even lost their lives. In these situations it is possible that personal injury lawsuits could be forthcoming. These types of lawsuits are sometimes filed following an injury inducing accident that was the result of the negligence of another person.

The outcome of a personal injury lawsuit is never guaranteed and the process can sometimes be long and difficult. Accordingly, for the best result it is usually a good idea to work with a car accident lawyer who has handled these types of cases in the past.

Source: My San Antonio, “More speeders cited by police on Labor Day weekend", Associated Press, Sept. 2, 2014