A recent auto accident in Cashton sent two drivers to the hospital with injuries. The accident occurred around 5 p.m. when a car driven on Highway 33 by a 17-year-old boy crossed Highway 27 without seeing an oncoming car driven by a 52-year-old woman. The two cars collided at the intersection; both drivers were transported to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
If a driver is involved in a collision, the first priority is to ensure everyone's safety. After that, drivers should refrain from taking the blame for an accident or making any statements other than giving authorities the facts of the collision. Sometimes it is necessary to wait for a final accident report until making any further moves.
If a driver is found to be at fault in causing the accident that injured another person, the injured victim may have the right to seek compensation through a personal injury lawsuit. Often being injured in an accident means expensive hospital bills and possibly even rehabilitation time away from work. Compensation through a personal injury claim can help cover these expenses.
Those who are considering a personal injury suit may find it helpful to speak with an experienced attorney. Personal injury attorneys can review the facts of a case and advise an accident victim on his or her rights. If necessary, a personal injury lawyer can also help victims find experts who can study the accident scene to determine what actually happened and assist the driver in making a claim for damages.
Source: WXOW News, "Two injured in Monroe County car crash," Kevin Millard, Oct. 23, 2012