Drunk Driving Accidents in Connecticut
Our Hartford Car Accident Lawyers Fight for Compensation on Your Behalf
Although the public is constantly reminded of the dangers of drunk driving, people continue to operate their vehicles while intoxicated. Since being under the influence of alcohol can impair your judgment, delay your reaction, and make people drive more recklessly, drunk drivers are one of the main causes of car accidents. These drunk driving accidents often result in serious and fatal injury.
If you or a loved one has suffered an injury caused by a drunk driver in Hartford or anywhere in Connecticut, Goff Law Group can help you work to recover compensation to cover past and future medical expenses, lost wages from missing time from work, and pain and suffering from the harm the other party caused. Our Hartford drunk driving attorneys have a 99 percent success rate in personal injury claims. We strive to provide our clients with compassionate and personalize legal solutions to maximize their settlements.
Proving Liability in a Drunk Driving Accident
In order to prove that your injuries and the underlying collision were caused by a drunk driver, you must obtain evidence of his/her intoxication level and show that the drunk driver failed to exercise reasonable care for the safety of the public. Common forms of evidence include a police report, witness accounts, and the DUI charge itself.
If the drunk driver is convicted of DUI, you may be awarded restitution by the court. However, if the drunk driver is not convicted and pleads to a lesser charge, you may still recover compensation by filing a personal injury lawsuit.
In addition, it is possible that other parties are liable for the drunk driver’s negligence. Since Connecticut has a “dram shop” law, a vendor that gives or sells alcohol to a clearly intoxicated individual may also be held liable if the drunk person causes another person’s injury.