No one leaves their home in the morning expecting to get into a car accident. Unfortunately, a car accident can occur at any time and for a number of reasons. When the accident is a result of another person's negligence, such as driving on the wrong way of the highway, grounds for a personal injury lawsuit may exist. This may be something that one particular victim in Massachusetts chooses to do once he or she recovers from the serious injuries sustained in a recent crash.
According to reports, the accident happened early one morning, just after 4 a.m. A 20-year-old woman was driving one vehicle, and a 27-year-old man was behind the wheel of the second vehicle. Both were on the northbound side of Route 128 in Lexington, though it was not initially clear which vehicle was headed in the wrong direction. They collided head on.
Both drivers were taken to Lahey Clinic. They both reportedly suffered serious injuries in the crash. It remains unclear as to what exactly transpired. Investigators were at the scene of the crash for several hours, examining the scene and gathering evidence.
Once the at-fault driver has been determined -- most likely the driver who was driving on the wrong way on the highway -- the other driver will be able to move forward with legal action, if desired. Official documentation will be helpful, which can include the reports from responding police, investigators and witnesses. When a personal injury lawsuit like this is successfully litigated in Massachusetts, it is often possible to recover a monetary judgment for documented financial losses stemming from the car accident.
Source: boston.com, "Two seriously injured in head-on Route 128 crash involving a wrong-way driver", Jack Pickell, Jan. 12, 2016