A Meriden woman was ejected from her truck during a recent accident on I-691. According to information from the state police, the woman's Chevy Sentry struck a guard rail and rolled, causing her to be thrown from the vehicle. The accident remains under investigation and it is currently unclear whether any other vehicles were involved or if any other factors may have caused the driver to lose control.
The driver was transported to a Hartford hospital, where early reports are that she sustained head injuries from the accident. Head injuries are always particularly concerning in a car accident due to the risk of damage to the brain. A brain injury can require prolonged rehabilitation, missed work and serious medical bills. It is also worth noting that accident victims who are airlifted to a nearby hospital may find that their insurance does not cover the full cost of this emergency service, if at all.
When an accident involving a potential brain injury occurs, victims and their families should consider reaching out to a legal professional to discuss their rights and options. Without experienced legal representation, victims and their families may settle for compensation that is inadequate to support long-term rehabilitation, which may need to continue throughout the remainder of the victim's life. Consequently, it is strongly recommended that brain injury victims retain a specialist to lead them through the post-accident process.
Police are asking anyone with information on the aforementioned accident to come forward. Before any accident victims pursue compensation, it is essential to establish a clear and complete picture of what lead to the accident and whether any parties' negligence was a contributing factor.
Source: My Record Journal, "Meriden woman sustained head injuries after morning crash," Eve Britten, March 3, 2013