When a drunk driver causes injury or death, the lives of innocent drivers and their families can be changed forever. While criminal law punishes the driver, injury victims can also pursue compensation in Connecticut civil courts. These injury victims may be able to hold the drunk driver accountable for his or her actions.
At the New Haven law offices of Kennedy, Johnson, Schwab & Roberge, L.L.C., we represent personal injury victims and the surviving families of people killed in drunk driving accidents throughout Connecticut. Since 1988, we have been achieving favorable jury verdicts and settlements for our clients, and we continue to strive for the best possible results in every case we accept.
Under Connecticut law, injury victims may also be able to hold bars, restaurants, liquor stores or homeowners liable when they serve someone who causes a drunk driving accident. There are many different situations in these businesses, and people can be held liable for damage caused by a drunk driver:
Connecticut’s dram shop laws require businesses and individuals to pay damages to people who were injured in drunk driving accidents. The law also holds them accountable to the surviving families of people killed in drunk driving accidents.
Certain limits have been placed on the maximum compensation available. These limits apply only to certain cases. In other cases, there is no cap on the amount of damages injury victims may recover. These damages can be used to compensate victims for medical bills, missed work and pain and suffering, as well as the cost of future medical care. Families can also be compensated for the loss of a loved one, gaining valuable support that families often need to move forward after a drunk driving accident.
To schedule your free initial consultation with us, contact Kennedy, Johnson, Schwab & Roberge, L.L.C., and speak with one of our representatives.
At Kennedy, Johnson, Schwab & Roberge, L.L.C., we handle all Dram Shop Liquor Liability cases on a contingency fee basis. This means that we do not get paid unless and until you receive a settlement or a jury award.