Most drivers in Connecticut go to great lengths to ensure their personal safety as well as the safety of those they may encounter on the roadways. Unfortunately, it is often difficult to avoid the actions of a driver who is driving the wrong way on an interstate. In fact, a man in Connecticut is now in critical condition following a car accident.
The incident happened during the early morning hours of a day in July. The wife of the 56-year-old victim claims that she received a phone call from her husband about 10 minutes after he left for work. She reports he was screaming that his car was on fire and was asking for help getting out.
Police believe that the man’s vehicle was struck head-on by a vehicle driven the wrong way on the interstate. Both drivers, including the 29-year-old woman police say was driving on the wrong side of the road, were transported to the hospital. Reports indicate that the male victim suffered severe burns to large portions of his body in addition to a broken leg; the extent of the woman’s injuries is unclear. Police say that the cause of the accident remains under investigation, and no charges have been filed.
Many who suffer injuries such as this are often unsure how to cope with the financial implications of a car accident. The intensive treatment that victims may require in combination with lost wages can often become an overwhelming burden. Fortunately, those who were injured by another person’s negligence in Connecticut do have certain legal options that could lead to recompense if successful, including filing a personal injury lawsuit against the parties deemed responsible. An attorney with experience with such cases can help these victims fully understand their options.