Stamford, Bridgeport & Danbury Drunk Driving Attorney Recovering Fair Compensation
Fighting for victims injured by an impaired driver
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 27 people are killed daily in car crashes because of drunk driving. The NHTSA estimates that one out of three people will be involved in such an accident during the course of their lives. In 2011, 9,878 people died in drunk driving accidents, or one every 53 minutes. During the course of his three decades representing accident victims, Attorney Eric Reinken has represented many clients who were victims of accidents caused by drunk drivers. At The Reinken Law Firm, we know what is necessary to prove the negligence of these intoxicated drivers to maximize recoveries for clients from Stamford and the surrounding areas.
Fighting insurance companies for injuries caused by intoxicated drivers
If you suffered an injury in an auto accident, we can pursue a civil case against the driver to recover compensation for your damages. We understand what it takes to establish that the drunk driver who caused your accident and hurt you was intoxicated at the time of the accident. We establish how the impairment contributed to the negligence that was the cause of the collision. We have extensive experience proving intoxication-related impairments to insurance companies and trial courts.
A key element in your civil case is to prove that the negligence of the impaired driver actually caused the accident. It is not enough to merely show that the driver was drunk. It is also necessary to tie the impairment to the accident. We recognize and use techniques to show insurance companies during negotiation or juries during trial how the intoxication of the driver caused the accident.
Impaired driving in Connecticut
Connecticut laws are strict when it comes to driving while impaired by alcohol. A few facts to be aware of include:
- It is a crime to drive under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
- You are considered legally intoxicated if you have a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08 percent or higher and you are 21 years of age or older.
- If you are under the age of 21, you are legally intoxicated with a .02 BAC or higher.
Connecticut has an implied consent law, which means that all drivers automatically give consent to have their BAC tested.
The penalties for driving with an elevated BAC and causing an accident are severe and strictly enforced.
Schedule your free initial consultation with an experienced Stamford, Bridgeport & Danbury injury attorney
At The Reinken Law Firm, we diligently represent injury victims and families in drunk driving cases. We can meet with you at our office in Stamford or at your home or the hospital if needed. Contact us at 203-541-0090 or online. We handle all cases on a contingency fee basis, so you do not pay us unless we recover damages for you.