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Some Connecticut pedestrian accidents occur in crosswalks

An automobile crash occurred during a recent weekend in Connecticut. The accident involved one vehicle and a group of pedestrians. Victims of pedestrian accidents are protected under law with the right to pursue legal action against those deemed to have been at fault when an accident resulted in injury or death. In the case of a fatality, a deceased victim's immediate family members would typically be able to file a claim on his or her behalf.

The recent accident happened on an early Sunday morning in Danbury. A 33-year-old male was driving a vehicle that reportedly struck a man who was walking in a crosswalk with two other people. The injured pedestrian was transported to a local hospital for treatment of his injuries.

No other injuries were reported to have been suffered in the collision. The police department's traffic division continues to investigate the case. A recent article about the crash published a phone number that police have encouraged possible witnesses to call in order to provide further information on the accident.

Depending upon the severity of injuries suffered in pedestrian accidents, a victim's condition might necessitate ongoing, long-term medical care as part of his or her recovery. Such care can lead to mounting medical bills that can bring about undue financial stress for survivors. It might comfort those injured in Connecticut accidents to know that there is legal guidance available in the area for those who wish to consider filing a personal injury claim in order to seek compensation for damages sustained in a collision. The compensation awarded in a successfully litigated case can be used to help alleviate some of those financial burdens.

Source: Danbury, CT Patch, "Serious Crash in Danbury Injures Pedestrian", Feroze Dhanoa, June 1, 2015

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