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Alcohol-related crashes can devastate innocent victims

With the Super Bowl just a few days away, people are going to head out to parties for the big game. But before going out, they must ensure that they have a safe way home. Without having a designated driver or some other way to get home after drinking, people might be tempted to drive home drunk. This is problematic because it is a fully preventable risk to others on the road.

Drunk driving accidents can be traumatic. Impaired drivers have few inhibitions about how they operate their vehicles. They may drive too fast or travel down the wrong side of the road. With the proliferation of Uber and Lyft ride-share services, there just is no good reason to take the wheel after drinking alcohol. Unfortunately, innocent people can suffer serious injuries or even die just because a football fan couldn’t be bothered to find a safe way home.

If you happen to be one of the unfortunate ones who get injured due to a drunk driver’s impairment, it’s understandable that you have a lot on your plate right now dealing with the impacts of your injuries. Between the pain you suffer and the medical appointments you have to make, you might find that you just don’t have time for much else on your busy schedule. We are here to help you assemble your claim for compensation and file it in the Connecticut civil court system.

Because wrecks involving alcohol can also involve criminal charges, you need to realize that the criminal court process is completely separate from civil court proceedings. It’s quite possible for a person to be found not guilty in criminal court but found liable for victims’ injuries in civil court. The opposite is also true. Ultimately, the goal is for you to have closure regarding the accident while getting the compensation you deserve for the damages.

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