A three-car accident occurred on Route 138 in the Massachusetts town of Easton on March 19. The car accident appears to have started when one driver crossed the centerline of the two-lane road, police suspect. That car struck another vehicle almost head-on, according to preliminary reports. A third vehicle became enmeshed in the car accident when it struck the car in front of it.
Investigations continue to determine the official cause of the car accident. All of the involved drivers were taken to local hospitals with unknown injuries. One of the drivers lost consciousness and reported abdominal pain and was subsequently airlifted to a hospital in Boston.
If as a result of the police inquiry or an independent investigation, one or more parties are determined to be at fault, liability for the injuries caused to the car accident victims may be incurred. Any claims for personal injuries could seek payments for medical treatments and related expenses as well as the cost of recovery. Additionally, lost wages could also be part of a successful personal injury claim, as well as damages for any pain and suffering related to the incident.
An individual that is victimized by a car accident would do well to accumulate all available evidence of the crash and its aftermath. The review of evidence and the official investigation results will assist in assessing what legal steps, if any, may be appropriate. Massachusetts personal injury laws are designed to assist victims in recovering the economic costs of a car accident where the injuries sustained were caused by the negligence of another party.
Source: The Raynham Call, "Man seriously injured in three-car crash in Easton," Erik Potter, March 20, 2012