Protecting the Rights of Those Injured by Drunk Drivers
Tremont Sheldon Robinson Mahoney handles all types of car accidents lawsuits, including those caused by drunk drivers. We take seriously our role in holding those who drove while intoxicated accountable for their reckless actions. We know the Connecticut laws that protect you if you were in an accident caused by a drunk driver in Connecticut, and we have been successful both settling and bringing these cases to court.
Drunk Driving Accidents, Connecticut
People who are hurt by a drunk driver in Connecticut have the right to make a claim against the driver, as well as possible claims filed under the dram shop law. In the last few years, the state of Connecticut has toughened the laws that regulate bars and restaurants that serve alcohol. If a bar or restaurant serves alcohol to an intoxicated person who then causes an accident, the bar or restaurant can be held responsible.
A person who is hurt by a drunk driver in Connecticut can also make a claim for punitive damages as a result of the driver's recklessness. Punitive damages are monetary compensation awarded to an injured party that goes beyond that which is necessary to compensate the individual for losses and that is intended to punish the wrongdoer.
If you were in a DUI accident in Connecticut, talk to a drunk driving car accident lawyer at Tremont Sheldon Robinson Mahoney who can help.