Drunk Driving Accidents
Drunk driving still accounts for 40% of fatalities on our highways in Connecticut. Although this number is down from an alarming 62% of fatalities in 1982, this figure is still unacceptable. Hopefully, more stringent enforcement of our drunk driving laws, greater social pressures and heightened public awareness will drive this 40% figure down even further. As a personal injury attorney in Greenwich and Stamford Connecticut, our offices have identified to causes of action to combat drunk drivers. Our accident lawyers in Greenwich and Stamford Connecticut have litigated many drunk driving cases in the courts in the State of Connecticut. These cases are twofold-driving under the influence (DUI) and driving while intoxicated (DWI). Both of these cases will lead to an award or judgment of double or treble damages for our clients if the injuries are caused by drunk drivers. Furthermore , you may have a cause of action against the establishment which served alcohol to the drunk driver. This is called a Dram Shop Action. If you have an accident involving alcohol and you wish to speak to an auto accident lawyer in Greenwich, CT or an auto accident lawyer in Stamford, CT, please call Eric L. Reinken a personal injury lawyer in Greenwich and Stamford, CT for a free consultation. In a later blog, injury attorney, Eric L. Reinken will discuss Dram Shop cases which can be brought against the bars which serve alcohol to intoxicated persons, causing injuries.