With the holiday season fast-approaching, the number of dangerous drivers on Connecticut roads will likely significantly increase. Whether these drivers are returning college students, distracted drivers or drivers coming home from a late night party, you are in danger of being a victim in a drunk driving accident.
As the “party season” approaches, it is only compounded by individuals gathering at sports bars or holiday-themed work functions. While many people arrange for a designated driver or cab ride home, many do not. Drivers who believe they can still get home under their own power do not realize that their perception and reaction times have been greatly affected by alcohol. These inebriated drivers can cause significant damage in a short distance.
An accident caused by a drunk driver can lead to catastrophic injuries and devastating property damage. Often, an inebriated driver will cause an accident due to drifting into oncoming traffic, failing to stop at an intersection or failing to stop when traffic has stopped in front of him or her. If you or a loved one was hurt in an accident caused by a drunk driver, the resulting injuries might need multiple surgeries, extended hospital stays or lengthy physical therapy to heal. These medical bills can destroy a family’s finances.
A lawyer experienced in personal injury cases can explain your options for monetary recovery. Typically, injured individuals will seek damages for lost wages, medical bills, property damage, and pain and suffering. Whether the accident led to traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, amputation or multiple bone fractures, you might require the care of a medical professional for weeks and months to come.