A regional weather event wreaked havoc on the Northeast last weekend. From Philadelphia to New York and Connecticut, freezing rain has produced icy roads with deadly results. Hundreds of accidents occurred in the area, including several fatal accidents.
While some of the incidents were innocuous fender benders causing only minor property damage, other collisions were more severe. For instance, a 20 car pile-up on Interstate 76 near Philadelphia resulted in numerous injuries and one fatality when a driver got out of his car and was struck by another vehicle. While the roads eventually thawed, the damage had already been done.
Icy roads cause such hazards at least a couple of times a year in the Hartford area. Though a natural occurrence, this phenomenon can produce tragic results when combined with several ton vehicles and high rates of speed.
Many victims wonder who is to blame after such an incident. If icy road or conditions played a part in the crash, families deserve to know whether they can recover damages for the loss of a loved one.
Local attorneys in the Hartford area have represented families who have suffered such losses and can help answer many questions. They can lend their experience to the situation, evaluate the claim and determine an appropriate strategy. If you or a loved one has suffered a tragic loss as the result of an auto accident or other tragedy, you may want to contact an experienced personal injury attorney today. If the accident was caused by another driver's negligence, you may be entitled to compensation.