Were You Injured By A Drunk Driver?
At Tremont Sheldon P.C., our attorneys handle all types of car accident lawsuits from our office in Bridgeport, including those caused by drunk drivers. They take their role seriously when holding those who drove while intoxicated accountable for their reckless actions. They know the Connecticut laws that protect you if you were in an accident caused by a drunk driver, and our lawyers have been successful in both settling and bringing these cases to court.
Your Rights After An Accident
People who are hurt by drunk drivers in Connecticut have the right to make claims against the drivers 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 what is necessary to compensate the individual for losses. This type of damages is intended to punish the wrongdoer.
Call Today To Schedule A Free Consultation
If you were in a driving under the influence (DUI) accident in Connecticut, talk to a lawyer at Tremont Sheldon P.C. who can help. Call 203-212-9075 or contact us online to schedule your free consultation.