Car accidents can often result in serious injury which is why the legal system provides recourse for victims that have been injured.
A recent multi-vehicle car collision in Worcester, near Worcester State University, sent several people to the hospital. Police had to close a roadway in Worcester and reported that a driver of a minivan lost control of the vehicle and struck four other vehicles before striking the brick university sign. Police said that the 41-year old driver of the minivan may have had a seizure. The man hit a 69-year old woman in a passenger car, causing her to ram two other vehicles and a sign, and also hit a 21-year old student in a another passenger vehicle. All vehicles were totaled in the accident and all drivers were taken the local hospitals.
Car accidents can occur in a variety of difference circumstances. When they occur as the result of negligence, or carelessness, on the part of a driver, the driver may face liability to the victims for damages. Victims of car accidents may experience a variety of damages, including medical expenses, lost wages, lost-earning capacity and pain and suffering damages.
Compensation for damages arising from a car accident may be recoverable through a personal injury claim against the negligent driver. This legal mechanism allows the victim to receive a recovery for damages through settlement or court. Oftentimes, insurance companies are also involved in compensating the victim for the harm.
Victims left with damages following a car accident may wish to seek the advice of a trained personal injury attorney. A legal professional can listen to the victim, help evaluate the circumstances of the victim’s accident and guide the victim through the process of receiving a recovery for damages.
Source: Masslive.com, “May Street re-opened after five-car crash near Worcester State University,” Oct. 10, 2013