A recent 65-vehicle auto accident in Worcester left thirty-five people injured. Sixty-one cars and four trucks were involved in the car accident that spanned 1,500 feet. A man and a woman, both in their thirties, suffered serious injury. Police attempted to warn drivers approaching the accident to minimize the accident but one police officer was rear-ended in the process. The pile-up was blamed on icy winter road conditions in the Worcester area.

Car accidents can result in a variety of different types of injuries and can be caused by a variety of different types of negligence, or carelessness, on the part of drivers. Negligent drivers can include distracted drivers or drivers who fail to properly adjust to the road or traffic conditions. Each driver owes a duty of care to others sharing the roadways. If a driver fails to adhere this minimum standard of care and cause an accident those results in injuries, the negligent driver may face liability to any injured victims for damages.

Victims that have suffered injuries in an auto accident may be able to recover compensation for damages, including medical expenses, lost wages and pain and suffering damages. In some circumstances, injured car accident victims may also be able to recover damages for future medical care costs and lost-earning capacity. Liability will be determined through the claim process and insurance companies are often involved in ensuring victims are properly compensated.

A trained personal injury attorney can help guide an injured victim through the process of making a claim for the damages the victim has suffered. This may help the victim better move forward with the process of recovery following the car accident.

Source: U.S. News NBC News, “Icy roads cause 65-vehicle crash in Massachusetts,” Elisha Fieldstadt, Dec. 1, 2013