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Fairfield – Fatal Injuries After Road Incident

A man was fatally injured by a fallen tree in Fairfield last Sunday.

54-year-old David L. Schmerzler was driving north on Sturges Highway near his residence when a tree limb fell onto his car causing serious injuries. Emergency crews quickly responded to reports of the accident and found Schmerzler unconscious inside his car when they arrived. He was immediately transported to Norwalk Hospital where he died soon after. Schmerzler’s wife and daughter, who were also inside the vehicle, sustained minor injuries but were considered stable. Authorities are still investigating the incident and have warned motorists to be more careful in light of current weather conditions in the area.

Recent weather conditions in the state have caused structural damage in many areas. Despite the presence of seemingly obvious causes, authorities will always investigate all possibilities in any road-related incidents. This is noteworthy because if any form of negligence is established, parties involved will have the option of filing for damages/compensation under appropriate circumstances.

If you or someone you care about was injured in an accident, you may need help navigating the complex challenges of paying for your medical bills, recouping your lost wages, and regaining your quality of life. The Connecticut attorneys with Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers can help you through this process, working to hold the responsible party accountable for the pain and suffering you have had to endure. Call 800-PERKINS for a free consultation with a lawyer today.

Note: Our blog reports on a variety of sensitive stories with the goal of raising awareness of accidents and the repercussions they can have. We use real news articles as our sources. Should a story be updated or a post on our site be inaccurate, please let us know so we can update our post. Our blog is not intended to be read as legal advice.

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