One of the unfortunate dynamics with motorcycle accidents is that injuries are typically severe. Due to the lack of protection provided by the body and frame of most vehicles, it is rare someone walks away from motorcycle accidents with minor scrapes. A Connecticut police officer driving a motorcycle was involved in a crash on Tuesday when struck by an oncoming vehicle while driving through an intersection.
Car accidents can be terrifying for victims, especially when they are hit by vehicles while crossing the street. Pedestrian accidents can be even more frightening when young children are involved. One such recent Connecticut pedestrian accident injured both a 45-year-old mother and her 7-year-old daughter while attempting to cross Main Street in Bridgeport. While the injuries were not classified as life-threatening, they could still lead to mounting medical bills that add stress to an already difficult situation.
When a driver takes to the roads, he or she is taking a series of risks. Many of these dangers can be mitigated by a driver's own actions and choices, which can decrease the likelihood that an accident may take place. However, there are instances in which a car accident is unavoidable, no matter how careful or conscientious one driver may be while on the road. A recent crash in Connecticut underscores the dangers of road travel, and may result in criminal charges.
In many cases where personal injury lawsuits are filed as a result of a car crash, the negligent party who caused the crash is the driver of another vehicle. However, this is not always the case. People in Connecticut who have been injured in a single-car crash due to obvious negligence on the part of the driver may be entitled to seek damages form that driver. This is the situation that may come to pass in the aftermath of a May car accident in South Windsor, Connecticut, that killed two teenagers and injured two others.
When motorists in Connecticut are out on our streets and highways, it is usually a fruitless exercise to predict which cars might end up in car accidents. In most cases, it's usually too late to avoid an accident once it becomes apparent that a vehicle on the road might be troublesome.