Motor vehicle accidents are devastating under any circumstances. When they involve larger vehicles like semi trucks, they have the potential to be even more severe. Here in Connecticut, a family recently won a lawsuit in connection to the injuries suffered by their son in one of these dangerous truck accidents.
The accident happened about four years ago when a man was driving with four children in his vehicle, two of them being his own sons. As they arrived at an intersection, a large dump truck struck their vehicle. One of the sons was severely hurt, suffering a serious brain injury after having to be removed from the car. It is not clear whether anyone else was hurt in the accident.
The family decided to bring a civil claim against the landscaping company that employed the driver of the truck. The company was deemed liable for its driver’s actions, and a jury awarded damages to the family of the boy, including economic and non-economic damages. These will be useful for the boy’s future as he will likely require future care because of his particular injuries.
If another family finds themselves in a similar situation to the Connecticut family in this story, they may also decide to pursue a civil suit. Any monetary restitution from a successful claim could be useful in covering medical expenses or other costs that can result from truck accidents. No other family should have to go through such a traumatic experience, but if they do, there are ways to seek justice.
Source: beaumontenterprise.com, “$8M awarded to boy injured in Connecticut crash”, , April 24, 2014