Two children were killed after the vehicle they were traveling in was rear-ended by a drunk driver shortly after 2 a.m. Nov. 3. The deceased victims parents and a 12-year-old boy were also injured in the crash. Following the fatal accident, police confirmed that the driver at fault was under the influence of alcohol. At the time of the collision, the 29-year-old man responsible was found to have a blood-alcohol content that was three times the legal limit for Connecticut.
The victim’s car was struck from behind by an SUV. According to police, the drunk driver is thought to have been speeding before the crash. An 8-year-old and 5-year-old died as a result of the accident. The man responsible has been charged with manslaughter, driving under the influence and three counts of second-degree assault.
The parents of the deceased victims in this accident may be able to seek some compensation from the driver at fault. During this difficult time, a lawyer may be able to help them to gather evidence to build a wrongful death claim. After a fatal accident, family members of deceased victims will often seek compensation for grief, pain and suffering and medical expenses.
A Waterbury personal injury lawyer may also be able to help the parents and 12-year-old boy who were injured in the crash file personal injury claims. Victims may seek compensation for lost wages and medical expenses that have resulted from the accident. Although nothing could truly compensate for their loss, the parents may wish to seek monetary compensation for the time they may have to spend away from their occupations.
Source: CT Post, “Driver in deadly crash charged with manslaughter”, November 08, 2013