Driving while intoxicated continues to be one of the principal causes of thousands of vehicle accidents on the road today. If you have suffered injuries in a drunk driving accident, contact Attorney Michael P. D’Amico. As an experienced motor vehicle accident attorney, he will discuss your legal rights concerning compensation for pain and suffering, financial distress, and lost income.
If you have been involved in a drunk driving accident and suffered serious injuries, we can help you file a claim seeking compensation for your injuries and their impact on your life and the life of your family.
If a driver’s blood alcohol content (BAC) was 0.08 or higher when the accident occurred, the driver may be held liable for the full extent of losses and damages suffered, including punitive damages for gross negligence and intentional misconduct.
The law allows an injured victim to seek compensation for:
- Pain and suffering
- Punitive damages
- Current and future medical bills
- Permanent disability or disfigurement
- Current and future lost earnings
- Funeral and burial expenses if the accident results in a fatality
In drunk driving accident cases, victims may seek compensation for economic and non-economic damages. Economic damages reimburse the victim for all medical expenses resulting from the accident, as well as lost wages and other economic costs.
Non-economic damages includes compensation for emotional and physical pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment, disfigurement, and disability.
Holding Reckless Drivers Accountable
In a drunk driving claim, any amount of impairment is seen as evidence of the driver’s negligence. Under the negligent entrustment theory, a victim may also seek compensation from a vehicle owner if they permitted an intoxicated person to drive the vehicle. The vehicle owner can be held liable if they were aware of the driver’s intention to become intoxicated before driving the vehicle.
Victims may also be entitled to compensation from a business that sold or furnished alcohol to the intoxicated driver. Losses recoverable under these claims include medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
Drunk drivers are subject to criminal penalties and are liable for causing harm. Every automobile accident case is different. The ‘at fault’ driver’s insurance company will use every resource at hand to fight your claim. It is imperative that you get the help of an attorney with the skills and experience to help you get the compensation you deserve.
Connecticut’s leading drunk driving accident Attorney Michael P. D’Amico will work tirelessly to investigate your case, gather all the evidence, and prepare your case for trial. He will skillfully negotiate to help you get the maximum settlement available. If the insurance company fails to come up with a satisfactory settlement amount, he will provide forceful and compelling legal representation at trial. We want you to focus on your recovery without the stress and anxiety of handling the legal issues related to your accident.
If the case goes to court, we will also ask for punitive damages depending on the severity of the accident, level of intoxication, involvement of a third party in the accident, and any mitigating factors.
If you or a loved one was a victim of a drunk driving accident, contact D’Amico Law LLC at 203-824-2969 for a confidential initial consultation. We can help you.
“Pursuant to Connecticut General Statutes Section 14-295, when evidence shows that a driver was intoxicated at the time of an accident, the driver’s conduct is considered reckless rather than negligent. Reckless driving allows an injury victim to recover punitive damages in addition to those damages that are awarded in a standard negligence case.”
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