Were You Injured by a Drunk Driver?
Tremont Sheldon Robinson Mahoney P.C. 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, and we have been successful both settling and bringing these cases to court.
Your Rights After an Accident
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 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.