Of all the wide variety of ways by which a car accident can occur in Connecticut, perhaps no other way is more avoidable than drunk driving. Yes, distracted driving is on the rise and is also a voluntary choice that drivers make to take their eyes off of the roads for a few seconds or more, but drunk driving is a level of negligence and recklessness that goes beyond the draw of the ever-present cellphone. Drunk drivers are oftentimes impaired in many more ways than just a lack of keeping their eyes on the road.
Drunk drivers may experience a reduction in their ability to control their movements fluidly, as well as an impairment of their judgment and reasoning ability. In all of the varied ways that a drunk driver’s ability to operate a vehicle may be impacted, each one presents a danger not only to the drunk driver, but also to other drivers and their passengers who may be on the roadways in Connecticut.
When Connecticut residents are injured in a car accident that was caused by a drunk driver, they may have legal options to pursue. A civil personal injury lawsuit may be an option to attempt to recover much needed financial compensation, which can be used to cover medical expenses and other unexpected and sudden costs that arise due to car accidents caused by drunk drivers.
At our law firm, we do our best to help our clients who have suffered severe or even minor injuries in car accidents caused by drunk drivers. Drunk drivers are a danger to us all. They should be held accountable for their negligent and reckless actions. For more information about how we might be able to help in your situation, please visit the car accident overview section of our law firm’s website.