Car “accidents” happen all the time in Connecticut and throughout the country, but the reality is that these “accidents” are, more often than not, the fault of one of the drivers involved in the wreck. One of the most dangerous concerns that Connecticut resident might encounter on the roads is a drunk driver.
Drunk drivers have already made one big mistake – they decided to get behind the wheel of a car while intoxicated. But, unfortunately, that usually is not the final mistake they will make. Drunk drivers have slower reaction times and, sometimes, blurred vision, which obviously makes the competent operation of a motor vehicle harder. Sadly, this means that drunk drivers cause a great many car accidents in Connecticut.
When Connecticut residents are injured in a car accident that was caused by a drunk driver, they will likely have legal options to pursue. The drunk driver will face not only the consequences of the criminal justice process, but might also be held liable in civil court for the injuries and damages caused in the car accident.
At our law firm, we understand that injury victims have quite a few issues of concern in the immediate aftermath of a drunk driving car accident. They will likely need immediate medical care, and may also face the prospect of additional medical expenses for treatment that can last weeks, months or even years, depending on the severity of the injury involved. We do our best to make sure that our clients have the information they need to pursue the correct options after a drunk driving accident. For more information, please visit the drunk driving accidents overview section of our law firm’s website.