Driver negligence accounts for many of the motor vehicle accidents that occur across the United States. These accidents can range anywhere from a minor fender bender to a serious accident that results in injury and/or death. When multiple drivers are involved, the potential for severe consequences increases. Unfortunately, a woman in Massachusetts was recently involved in a serious car accident that left her with life-threatening injuries.
The man who apparently caused the collision ran a stop light on Nov. 9 in Stoneham. This resulted in the man hitting the car that the injured victim was in. That car crashed into a nearby fence, where it came to a stop. Emergency personnel arrived soon after the accident occurred.
Firefighters had to forcefully remove the injured woman from the car after the accident. She was then transported to a nearby hospital. The condition of the woman is unknown at this time. The accident remained under investigation by the police. No criminal charges were filed against the man in the immediate aftermath of the crash.
Once investigations are completed by the Massachusetts police, the woman who suffered injuries in the car accident could elect to pursue claims for reimbursement of financial losses. If negligence is established, any compensation awarded could be used to pay for medical bills and related expenses. Monetary damages that are received can often relieve stress that is placed on a person when they are seriously injured, particularly if they are unable to work for an extended period of time. This stress can often make it more difficult for the victim to recuperate and, therefore, prolong the time that it takes for them to return to their normal life.
Source: wbur.org, Melrose Woman Suffers Life-Threatening Injuries, No author, Nov. 09, 2013