Need an Injury Lawyer for a Connecticut DUI Accident?
Connecticut believes in keeping its people safe no matter what the cost. Unfortunately, a number of people decide to get drunk and get behind the wheel of a vehicle in Connecticut every year, putting lives at risk along the way. This negligent decision even leads to fatalities. In fact, from 2003-2012, 1,039 people lost their lives in drunk driving accidents. 2.1% of people, within 30 days, commented that they drove after drinking too much. About 1 in 3 accidents in the United States has a drunk driver to blame, which means that every state still has some things to work on. If you have been injured in one of these accidents in Connecticut, you may wonder where to turn. Luckily, help is out there for you.
After Your Accident
You’ve been injured and now you want to receive compensation for things like medical bills, lost wages, and more. The best thing that you can do in your accident case is to preserve your accident so that you can work on building your case from the bottom up. This means that you will want to take the following steps:
- Call 911 immediately. You don’t want to hold off on medical attention when it matters the most, or your life is on the line. Medical crews and police will arrive on the scene so that you can seek medical attention right off the bat and gain a police report, which will be extremely helpful when you are building your case.
- Seek medical attention even when you have minor injuries. You may not see injuries on the surface and believe that you are well enough to move forward, but this is not always the case. Plus, seeking medical attention can help you build your case when you have real evidence in front of you that you have suffered harm.
- Get a copy of your accident report as soon as possible. This is the best way to start pursuing your claim.
- Speaking with an attorney about how you can prove your case.
You never want to move forward after an accident without calling the police. The police will help you form the accident report that can determine who is liable for your accident, which is one of the most helpful aspects of any case. You don’t want to be alone during this time, so act now and seek help from police and an attorney you can trust.
Identifying Liable Parties
As mentioned, you can’t move forward with your claim until you identify the liable parties after your accident. You should seek medical treatment as soon as possible because you could have sustained serious injuries like spinal injuries, chest injuries, leg and knee injuries, and more. If you have, you could be entitled to damages. We want to help you compensate for your claim and identify the liable parties in your accident when you have received proper treatment and you are ready to move forward.
You may assume that the drunk driver in your accident will always be liable for your claim because they made the decision to get behind the wheel of a car after they were drinking. However, this is not always the case. Sometimes, a vendor can also be named on your petition as a liable party, especially when they have sold alcohol to a minor or somebody who was already visibly intoxicated and should not have been drinking. We can help you determine liable parties in your accident so you can move forward during this difficult time. Speak to us today about how to gain the compensation you deserve in your time of need.