The Merritt Parkway (part of Route 15) is one of Connecticut's best known roads. It is also one of the region's most dangerous highways. Many people are injured on the Merritt, the Wilbur Cross Parkway and the Berlin Turnpike, in part because of their antiquated design:
- The exit ramps are short and ill-equipped to handle decelerating vehicles, which leads to frequent rear-end collisions on ramps.
- As a two-lane road, the Merritt becomes backed up when an accident occurs.
- There is an inadequate shoulder on many stretches, which makes it impossible for motorists to pull over, away from traffic.
- Deer and other animals frequent the more inland sections of the Merritt, leading to additional hazards.
Because of these dangers, drivers on Route 15 must be particularly careful to avoid accidents. There is a lower threshold for negligent or careless driving, as anyone familiar with the road can attest.
We Represent Injured Motorists And Passengers | 30 Years' Experience
The attorneys of Williams, Walsh & O'Connor, LLC, represent drivers and passengers who were hurt on Route 15. We help clients throughout Connecticut obtain the maximum compensation to which they are entitled. We are experienced, knowledgeable and compassionate. We understand how an accident can change your life and create other problems.
If you or a loved one was seriously hurt by another driver's negligence on the Merritt Parkway, you may be entitled to compensation. This compensation can cover things like medical and funeral expenses, lost income, pain and suffering, and other damages.