Listen as Connecticut personal injury lawyer Erin Field explains what to do if a drunk driver in Connecticut has injured you.
Unique to Connecticut is that if there is a criminal action pending, the criminal court is used to enforce civil liability. This differs from the law of most states because you would need to file a separate civil action in the other states. With that being said, you can also pursue a civil trial separately in Connecticut.
As an example, a person driving at a high rate of speed was intoxicated and got into an accident with a passenger in the car. The passenger was injured during the accident and was in the intensive care unit for about a week. The passenger filed a lawsuit against the driver of the car and against the bar. She won the lawsuit.
Additionally, there may be special probation terms set forth by the judge for the defendant. If this person doesn’t comply with all the conditions of probation, violation of the terms can cause the person on probation to return and serve more jail time. Watch the video to learn more.
If you are facing this situation and you would like more information, I want you to call me at 888-669-5345 or visit the website hartford-personalinjury-lawyer.com.
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