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Hartford Personal Injury Lawyer - Farmington, Waterbury, New Britain, Bridgeport, New Haven, Danbury, Bristol  What If ... Car Accidents
Your Question:
    The other driver was drunk.
Our Answer:

    No one likes drunk drivers, not judges, not juries, not insurance companies, and certainly not the victims of their accidents.

    Every two minutes, a drunk driver injures someone.  Every 30 minutes, a drunk driver kills someone.  Forty percent of all fatal accidents are caused by drunk driving.

    Connecticut law provides that a driver who recklessly causes an accident because he or she is drunk may be required to pay twice or three times the value of the case.

    However, automobile insurance companies usually do not cover accidents caused by reckless driving, including drunk driving.  Insurance policies generally cover accidents caused by negligence, which is the word that lawyers and judges use to describe carelessness.  Insurance companies try to avoid paying for accidents caused by intoxicated drivers.

    Many times it is hard to tell whether an accident involving a drunk driver happened because of driving and drinking or was simply caused by carelessness.  It may also be true that even though a driver is intoxicated, he or she is not the cause of an accident  if a sober driver runs a red light and collides with a drunk driver, the sober driver most likely will be found at fault.

    As the victim of a drunk driver, you are also the victim of a crime.  As a courtesy to clients who have been injured by intoxicated drivers, we monitor the criminal case of the drunk driver to make sure that the prosecutor and judge know how the accident has affected our client and to make sure that our client’s opinion is heard if the drunk driver is trying to get favorable treatment from the court.

    If you have been hurt by a drunk driver, you can rest assured that we will use our experience and our knowledge of the law to help you obtain the compensation you deserve and to make your voice heard.

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