The trauma of an auto accident is probably familiar to most New Haven, Connecticut residents, although possibly not through first-hand experience. No matter what the circumstances of the car crash, the first concern is for the physical well-being of the drivers, given that fatalities are highly likely. Even non-fatal accidents can have long-term injuries to the drivers and passengers involved. The emotional suffering of relatives and loved ones can also be considerable, especially if the accident is a result of negligence. When an accident results in legal wrangling over liability, such suffering can be pronounced as well as prolonged.

Recently, in Farmington, Connecticut, a sedan driven by a man from Hartford, Connecticut, was involved in a head-on crash with a pickup truck being driven by a Bristol man, causing serious injury to the former. The man’s condition is reportedly critical, with injuries that were described at the time of the accident as being life-threatening. The other driver apparently did not suffer any injury, although he was also examined at a nearby hospital. The cause of the accident is still under investigation, which temporarily resulted in a closure of the road where it occurred.

For accident victims and their loved ones, among the emergent concerns is that of medical expenses, which may sometimes be covered by liability insurance. However, this can involve legal complications if it is not known which of the drivers was responsible for the accident. Police are thus also required to determine who was at fault so as to accelerate the legal procedure that follows the accident.

While the results of an investigation are rarely likely to be controversial, it may sometimes be necessary for people to explore their legal options if the victims feels that justice is being denied to them. The injuries and the emotional scarring may take time to heal, but there can at least be some relief in terms of not having to worry about the financial damage.

Source: NBC Connecticut, “Driver from Farmington Head-On Crash Still in Critical Condition,” Bob Connors and Jessie Sawyer, May 14, 2014