Cheshire Woman Receives $431,500 Settlement for Injuries from Car Crash

A Cheshire woman and her son received a settlement totaling $431,500 for injuries they received in an automobile accident.

The accident occurred on March 9, 1994, when the plaintiff was driving west on Route 68 in Wallingford at about 8 a.m.  According to the police, Michael Calderoni, 27, of Southington was traveling east on Route 68 when his car crossed the center line into the path of the plaintiff’s vehicle near Ryan Drive. The plaintiff’s Blazer collided with Calderoni’s car, causing her and her son to hit the windshield, the police reported.

The crash was very severe, leaving the plaintiff with significant facial injuries emotional distress.  As a result of the injuries sustained from the car crash, she was forced to close the dried flower shop business she ran at Bishop’s Farm.  According to her husband, “She’s doing better and is back on her feet, but she really lost everything because of this accident.” Calderoni, who was at fault for the automobile accident, was killed in the crash.

The plaintiff received a settlement of $50,000 for her injuries and $21,500 for her son’s injuries from Calderoni’s insurance company. She filed a claim with her own insurer seeking settlement under the policy’s underinsured motorist policy. The claim against her insurer, Hartford Fire Insurance Company was scheduled for a trial, but the carrier later settled before jury selection.

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