Unfortunately, driving safely is not always enough to actually stay safe. Those who dutifully obey the rules and regulations of the road are very often the victims of drunk driving accidents. This, rather obviously, is incredibly unfair, which is why those injured in these accidents often seek financial compensation to help them on their way to recovery. If you have been injured in a drunk driving accident, read on and reach out to one of our skilled attorneys to learn more about your legal options going forward:
How do I sue a drunk driver in Connecticut?
To win a personal injury lawsuit, you must always first satisfy the burden of proof. Simply put, you will have to prove that you were injured due to another party’s negligence. This is why you must hire a knowledgeable, trustworthy attorney who will fight for the compensation you need to get back on your feet again.
How can an attorney help me prove my personal injury claim?
Proving a personal injury claim is not always easy, so you need an attorney with years of experience in winning personal injury claims. Your attorney will work to recover security or dashcam footage of your accident, pictures of the accident and its aftermath, medical records, police reports, eyewitness testimony, and more.
What are dram shop laws?
Dram shop laws are in place to hold certain establishments accountable for serving alcohol to someone who should not be served. Connecticut’s dram law states that vendors who “recklessly” or “intentionally” sell intoxicated people alcohol may be held liable for an accident caused by the intoxicated patron. Therefore, if a patron is visibly intoxicated and a bartender continues serving him or her drinks and the patron later leaves and causes a car accident, the victim may sue the patron, and the bar for the injuries they have sustained.
What is the statute of limitations in the state of Connecticut?
The statute of limitations is the legally acceptable timeframe that you have from the date of your accident to pursue a lawsuit against a negligent party. The statute of limitations in Connecticut is two years. If you fail to file a personal injury claim within two years, you will be denied your right to sue. Our firm is ready to take action on your behalf.
Contact our experienced Connecticut firm
Marc N. Needelman is an experienced attorney working throughout the state of Connecticut. If you need an attorney who is ready to fight for the financial compensation you deserve, please do not hesitate to contact us to set up a free initial consultation. Our firm deals with matters relating to real estate, personal injury, criminal defense, estate planning, and more.