Connecticut Car Accident Lawyer
While drunk driving awareness has increased over the years, there are still far too many people that are being injured or killed by drunk drivers. When you or a family member is involved in an alcohol-related accident, it is natural to feel outraged at the negligence that brought such turmoil to your family. At Attorney John LaCava, we can help you pursue justice by holding negligent individuals and commercial establishments responsible. Contact us for experienced and proven legal representation.
Who is Responsible for the Alcohol-Related Accident?
Drunk drivers can be held criminally responsible for their decision to drive drunk, and a personal injury or wrongful death claim against the drunk driver enables the victim or victim's family to hold the driver civilly responsible. However, Connecticut law enables victims of alcohol-related accidents to pursue additional liability against commercial establishments in certain circumstances. This is known as dram shop liability.
Restaurants, bars, nightclubs and other establishments that serve alcohol have a duty to serve responsibly. If the commercial establishment or social host over-served a visibly drunk patron, and that individual subsequently caused an accident that resulted in injuries or fatalities, the establishment or host may also be held liable.
Dedication and Experience that Works
The car accident attorneys at the Law Offices of John J. LaCava, LLC, have extensive experience handling personal injury and wrongful death claims that involve alcohol-related accidents and liquor liability. We employ the necessary resources to investigate and detail the events leading up to the drunk driving crash. Then, we prepare a solid claim against the drunk driver's insurance company AND the negligent commercial establishment.
In addition to medical expenses, lost wages, funeral expenses, pain and suffering and other damages, dram shop liability laws enable victims of drunk driving accidents to pursue punitive damages against the negligent commercial establishment.
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Our main offices are located in Stamford, Connecticut, but you can reach us at any of our three convenient Fairfield County locations by calling 877-293-6717 or by contacting us online with a brief description of your situation. You can speak directly with a lawyer about your case. Initial consultations are always provided free of charge and appointments can be made for evenings, weekends and off-site locations.