Drunk Driving Accidents
Cases involving drinking and driving are known by many different names: driving under the influence (DUI), driving while intoxicated (DWI), drunken driving, drunk driving, operating under the influence, drinking and driving, and impaired driving. No matter how drinking and driving is referred to, it is the act of driving a motor vehicle with blood levels of alcohol in excess of the legal limit.
With the volume of traffic in Middletown, Hartford, New Haven, and other Connecticut cities, motor vehicle accidents regularly occur. There is also a high incidence of traffic accidents occurring as the result of a drunk driver.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) statistics, each year there are close to 100 people killed in Connecticut in accidents where at least one driver has a Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) of 0.08% or above.
Accidents caused by drunk driving throughout Connecticut have the potential to cause significant harm and fatal injuries to other drivers, passengers, and pedestrians. In many cases, drivers who followed all traffic laws and acted responsibly are the ones seriously injured by irresponsible drivers who were under the influence of alcohol.
Suffering an injury in an accident because of someone else’s negligent or illegal actions can have a lasting impact and affect your life forever. In addition to finding yourself unable to work or care for yourself, you may find medical bills stacking up in addition to your ordinary bills. You may require ongoing medical care and rehabilitation as a consequence of your injuries.
In addition to civil liability, drivers who have caused accidents by drinking and driving will be charged with criminal penalties as well.
If you or a loved one has been the victim of a drunk driver accident contact The Scalora Law Group for a free legal consultation. We are experienced in handling personal injury cases and have an established track record for obtaining compensation for victims of drunk driver accidents. Contact us today at 860-344-9051 or fill out our contact form to have an attorney call you back immediately