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Using Connecticut's Drunk Driving Laws to Find Justice for Victims

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 a car accident caused by a drunk driver, speak with a lawyer at Wein & Palermo, LLC to learn about Connecticut's drunk driving laws, as well as your rights and options.

Each of the Hartford drunk driving accident attorneys at Wein & Palermo, LLC have over 30 years of experience handling personal injury matters. We provide personalized, aggressive, and attentive legal service. For a free consultation and in-depth case analysis with Attorney Wein or Attorney Palermo, call (860) 236-5438 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 on drunk driving, victims are frequently awarded "enhanced" damages. The purpose of this is to further discourage individuals to drive under the influence.

Connecticut's 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 money 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, because there are strict time limits.

Schedule a free consultation with one of our attorneys by calling (860) 236-5438 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. We offer convenient locations in Hartford and Waterbury and speak Polish, Spanish, and English.

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  • 30 Years of Experience

    Attorneys Alan Wein and John D. Palermo of Wein & Palermo, LLC have each been practicing law since 1987 and have handled several thousand cases, giving them a deep understanding of Personal Injury Law. Their experience gives clients a unique advantage when dealing with insurance companies and litigating in court.

  • Client Focused

    No injury case is the same. Knowing this, the attorneys at Wein & Palermo, LLC both value the importance of building strong relationships with their clients and providing them with honest and exceptional legal guidance during every step of the process.

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    The attorneys at Wein and Palermo, LLC believe no one should pay for someone else's negligence and will aggressively work to pursue justice. They consider all facts of the case and seek to achieve the best possible result for their clients.

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    You can be confident that the attorneys at Wein and Palermo, LLC will fight aggressively on your behalf. If the case needs to be brought in front of a judge, you can rest assured that they have the competency and experience to plead your case.