Piazza, Simmons, & Grant

Connecticut Personal Injury Lawyers

Drunk drivers put everyone on the road at risk. Despite incontrovertible evidence of its dangerousness and the serious legal consequences of even a first-time DUI, people continue to drink and drive in Connecticut, sometimes result in extremely serious injuries. If a drunk driver injured you, call the experienced attorneys at the Law Offices of Piazza, Simmons & Grant, L.L.C., and explore the compensation you deserve.

Common Injuries in Drunk Driving Crashes

Drunk driving accidents are capable of causing the same types of injuries that any other motor vehicle crash would. In some cases, however, they are even more serious, because drunk drivers’ impaired reaction times may prevent them from slowing down at all before an impact. Some injuries that people can sustain in drunk driving accidents include:

  • Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
  • Broken bones
  • Serious soft tissue injuries
  • Concussions
  • Sprains and strains
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Dislocations
  • Amputations

Holiday Seasons See Spikes in Drunk Drivers on the Road

During the winter months, beware of the increased number of impaired drivers on the road. December is often full of celebrations, including family holiday celebrations, office holiday parties, and students coming back home and seeing old friends during winter break. These events tend to involve the consumption of alcohol, usually leading to an increase in the number of drunk drivers on the road.

What to Do if a Drunk Driver Hits You

If you are involved in an accident with an intoxicated driver, protect your legal rights by:

  • Trying to exchange information without letting on that you suspect intoxication.
  • Writing down the license plate number of the vehicle and making note of the make and model if the driver speeds away.
  • Calling the police, even if the accident was otherwise too minor to justify calling them. If the other driver is actually drunk, the police will almost certainly recognize it, make an arrest, and gather evidence of the driver’s intoxication.
  • Seeing your physician and requesting a thorough medical evaluation. Documenting your injuries is an important step in obtaining compensation.
  • Calling an attorney as soon as you can. A lawyer will protect your rights during the claims process and make sure that the insurance company offers you a fair settlement. If the insurance company does not, your lawyer may file a lawsuit against the drunk driver to ensure that your losses do not go uncompensated.

Call Piazza, Simmons & Grant Today to Speak with a Connecticut Car Accident Lawyer

Impaired drivers injure thousands of innocent victims each year. Thankfully, under Connecticut law, people whom impaired drivers hurt are usually able to recover compensation for the injuries they sustained. The lawyers of Piazza, Simmons & Grant have many years of experience representing injured victims and know how to get insurance companies to pay out. To schedule a free case evaluation with one of our lawyers, call us today at (203) 348-2465 or send us an email through our online contact form.

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