Hartford Drunk Driving Accident Lawyers
Protecting the Rights of Victims of DUI Accidents in Connecticut
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC),
1,039 people were killed in crashes involving a drunk driver in the state of Connecticut between
the years 2003 and 2012. Nationwide, approximately
30 people are killed every day in crashes involving a drunk driver— in other words, that’s
one fatality every 52 minutes.
If you or a loved one has been injured by a drunk driver in the Hartford
area, reach out to
RisCassi & Davis, P.C. for the swift and effective representation necessary to help you obtain
fair compensation. Since 1955, our team of drunk driving accident lawyers
in Hartford has been representing clients who have been injured by another
party’s reckless actions. We have what it takes to help you secure
the just compensation and competent medical treatment you need to make
your best possible recovery.
For help fighting for the compensation you deserve, call
(860) 245-2412 or
contact our firm online. All potential clients are eligible for a free consultation with our drunk
driving accident attorney in Hartford at no obligation.
Where & When Do Drunk Driving Accidents Most Commonly Occur?
Higher numbers of drunk driving fatalities tend to be found in more populous
states like California, Texas, and Florida. Nationwide, Connecticut is
on the lower end when it comes to DUI fatalities—however, a 2018
study found that
45% of fatal accidents that year in Connecticut involved alcohol. That means that nearly half
of all traffic deaths statewide can be tied to someone getting behind
the wheel while intoxicated. Even more tragic is that these accidents
are entirely preventable.
The most dangerous times to be on the road with a drunk driver are:
- Between 2:00 a.m. and 3:00 a.m. when bars start to close for the night,
- Around 7:00 p.m., possibly because this around the time when reduced-price
"happy hour" drinks strop being served, and
- Around 3:00 p.m., suggesting that drinking during lunch and brunch is rising
What If the Drunk Driver Who Hit Me Fled the Scene?
If you were injured in a hit and run accident by a drunk driver, this will
likely complicate your personal injury claim—even if the driver
is later identified. For example, if the intoxicated motorist who hit
you escaped the scene of the accident only to be apprehended days later,
there may be no proof that they were drunk at the time of the crash.
Fortunately, unlike criminal charges, it is not necessary to prove a case
beyond a reasonable doubt in a civil claim like a personal injury case.
Thanks to the legal standard of proof being lower in such cases, a jury
may find that a motorist was intoxicated based on evidence such as eyewitness
accounts of the driver’s actions and appearance prior to the collision
or at the accident scene, evidence of them having consumed alcohol prior
to driving, and the fact that the driver chose to flee rather than wait
for law enforcement to arrive.
What Kind of Compensation Can You Receive If You’re Hit by a Drunk Driver?
The compensation you may be eligible for following an accident with a drunk
- Medical expenses (hospitalization, surgeries, physical therapy, medications, etc.)
- Lost income or loss of earning capacity
- Physical and mental pain and suffering
- Punitive damages (in rare cases)
- Other economic and non-economic losses related to the accident and your recovery
At RisCassi & Davis, P.C., we have been fighting for the rights of
wrongfully injured clients for over 65 years. We understand how to adequately
calculate your losses and fight for the fair and just compensation you
deserve. Should we have to go to trial on your behalf, we will use our
skills and experience to build you a strong case that will hold up in
court. Our legal team is always prepared to do what is necessary to protect
Contact RisCassi & Davis, P.C. today to schedule your free, no obligation case evaluation with a Hartford drunk
driving accident attorney.