Hartford, CT- A one-car crash over the weekend, which occurred outside New Haven, left two people dead and another with serious injuries.
Fox 61 reports that accident occurred on I-91 near mile-marker 10 Friday morning around 1:15 a.m. Police arrived at the scene of the accident to find a car ran off the road and ran into a tree before coming to rest in a patch of woods on the roadside.
According to WTNH, the driver of the car was ejected and was pronounced on the scene. A female passenger was also ejected from the vehicle and rushed to the hospital where she later died.
A third passenger in the car, a 24-year-old man survived the crash and was take Fox 61 reports that he was able to pull himself out of the car.
Police haven’t determined why the driver lost control and ran off the road. While it’s unknown if any questionable actions on behalf of the driver caused the accident, but we know that at least two people in the car were not wearing their seat belts.
Not wearing a seat belt can be extremely dangerous and can lead to an untimely death. Often, the difference between life and death in a car wreck is the seatbelt which is especially true in a roll-over crash.
Failing to wear a seatbelt is not just a risk to your safety, it can also impact the settlement you receive for your accident. In cases involving accident victims who weren’t wearing their seatbelt, the at-fault party or their insurer can argue that you deserve a smaller settlement because you weren’t wearing your seat and as a consequence your injuries were much worse than they would have been if you were wearing your seatbelt.
Connecticut uses and comparative fault rule when more than one party contributed to an accident. Under the comparative fault rule, accident victims are assigned an amount of the responsibility for an accident, and the final settlement amount they receive is reduced by that amount. Let’s say, for instance; you weren’t wearing your seatbelt at the time of your accident, and you were assigned 10 percent liability for your injuries. That means the final settlement amount you or your family receive will be reduced by the amount of responsibility you were assigned.
The issue of comparative fault will come up early in the negotiation process, so accident victims need an attorney on their side to counter these arguments. Insurers will do anything to reduce their settlement payouts, and that means placing part of the blame on you, so you need someone on your side to counter those arguments and ensure you get the full amount of compensation you are entitled to for your pain and suffering. At USAttorneys, we have a team of accident lawyers Connecticut who will stand up for you and strive to get you the settlement amount you truly deserve.
USAttorneys urges accident victims in Hartford, Connecticut to contact the law offices of Melocowsky & Melocowsky at (860) 633-MELO and set up a free case evaluation. Their team of personal injury lawyers have 40 years of collective experience and have won millions in compensation for their clients.

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