Connecticut residents understand the importance of following traffic rules while driving. Driving negligently and disobeying traffic rules may put many innocent lives at risk. This happened recently when a car crash proved fatal for three women.
According to a news report, the fatal crash happened when a 51-year-old man drove his car in the wrong direction as he travelled along the southbound lane of the highway. His car collided with the victims’ vehicle, killing the three women inside. The driver of the car that caused the accident also sustained severe injuries.
Authorities say the impact of the crash was so great that both cars were totaled. Investigations are ongoing to ascertain how the at-fault driver got into the wrong lane.
According to research, accidents caused by wrong-way driving have increased in Connecticut. The study attributes drunk driving as the major cause of such accidents. Almost 360 people are killed every year by intoxicated drivers driving in the wrong direction. These accidents often result in heavy damage to life and property due to head-on collisions.
Accidents not only cause pain and suffering to the victims but also to their family members. The law provides the family of the victims the option to claim compensation against the negligent driver by filing a wrongful death claim. It is important that negligent drivers are held accountable for the damage caused by them to victims and their families.
Families seeking to file wrongful death lawsuits may choose to secure the assistance of an experienced personal injury attorney in calculating the claim amount. The right lawyer will provide guidance to the injured party in formulating legal strategies to recover appropriate compensation from those responsible.
Source: WTNH, “Mother, daughter killed in wrong-way crash,” Dec. 12, 2012