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West Hartford man killed in car accident

A West Hartford man was killed this past week in a crash in Bloomfield. The fatal accident took place near the intersection of Hall Boulevard and Maple Avenue in the community north of Hartford.

According to recent reports, the 79 year-old West Hartford man was driving a Honda Accord when it collided with a Ford Explorer in the northbound lane of Hall Boulevard. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the Ford Explorer, a 55 year-old man, and his 18 year-old passenger were treated and released for minor injuries sustained in the crash.

Additional information on the cause of the crash was sparse immediately after the incident. No doubt, investigators were called in to evaluate the circumstances around the tragedy and determine what exactly happened.

This information could determine whether the victim's family has a cause of action for wrongful death against another party, such as the driver of the Ford Explorer. Every accident victim who suffers injuries potentially has a claim against the other person responsible for their injuries if negligence was involved in the accident. Family members of those killed in an accident may also have a claim for damages.

This compensation can be critical in paying medical expenses, covering lost wages and accounting for an accident victim's reduced earning capacity. The victim or his family should ensure that the amount of the compensation received is adequate to cover all recoverable damages and that they do not forgo the potential for a larger recovery.

Source: CBS Connecticut, "West Hartford Man Dies in Bloomfield Crash," Jan. 6, 2014

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