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Driver injured in Connecticut crash

southington fire officials reported that two vehicles collided at the intersection of Highwood Avenue and Oakland Road on Sept. 6, causing one car to hit a telephone pole. As a result of the incident, one of the drivers suffered injuries requiring hospitalization. Reportedly, the driver of the car that struck the pole received emergency transport to Bradley Memorial Hospital.

It was unclear immediately following the incident what factors contributed to the accident, which occurred at approximately 4:20 p.m. Nor was it immediately clear whether law enforcement officials issued any citations or filed any charges in connection with the crash. According to officials, the incident remains under investigation.

If further investigation into this event were to yield significant evidence revealing that the crash was the result of driver error, such as distracted driving, then a civil lawsuit might possibly stem from the event. For, people who suffer injuries in connection with an incident that can be imputed to a distracted driver may be eligible to pursue a personal injury claim against the at-fault party.

For this reason, many injured drivers retain a personal injury lawyer in the immediate aftermath of an accident. This type of lawyer may advise victims as to whether a lawsuit appears tenable. If so, the attorney may submit the necessary paperwork and put together a personal injury case by marshaling together information, materials and resources demonstrating that the at-fault driver caused the accident and should be held responsible for the resulting damages.

If successful, car accident victims may receive financial restitution for the damages they endured in connection with their accident-related injuries. These may include but are not limited to medical costs and lost wages.

Source: My Record-Journal, "One hospitalized after Southington car accident", Leigh Tauss, September 06, 2014

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