Connecticut Drunk Driving Laws
Drunk drivers cause accidents that can disable, maim or kill their victims — all because of one irresponsible decision. If you or a loved one has suffered injuries in an accident caused by a drunk driver, you should speak with an attorney to learn about Connecticut Drunk Driving Laws as well as your rights and options.
Both attorneys at Wein & Palermo, LLC have over 26 years of experience handling personal injury matters. They provide personalized, aggressive and attentive legal service. For a free consultation and in-depth case analysis with Attorney Wein and Attorney Palermo, call 800-398-0000 or contact us online today.
Recovering "Enhanced" Damages from Drunk Drivers
Accidents happen. Sometimes a forgivable mistake can lead to a tragic outcome, and so courts and juries will sometimes show sympathy to negligent parties. For drunk driving accidents, however, there is simply no excuse.
Because Connecticut's legislature, courts and juries look down upon drunk driving, victims are frequently awarded "enhanced" damages. The purpose of this is to provide further disincentive for individuals to drive under the influence.
Connecticut Drunk Driving Laws are harsh for a reason. In addition to receiving compensation for medical bills, lost wages, lost earnings potential, and pain and suffering, you may be eligible to recover punitive damages from a drunk driver.
"Dram Shop" — Liquor Liability Law in Connecticut
In addition to the damages you recover from the drunk driver or his or her insurance company, you may also be able to recover additional monies from the insurance company of the bar or establishment that served the alcohol to the intoxicated driver. Bars and restaurants have a duty to make sure that their patrons do not become a danger on the road.
However, in order to pursue a "dram shop" liability claim, you must act quickly. There are strict time limits.
Schedule a free consultation with one of our attorneys by calling 800-398-0000 or by contacting our offices online. Your case will receive a free, detailed analysis by either Drunk Driver Attorney Wein or Liquor Liability Attorney Palermo.